Sumatra Mountain Brown (Barrel-Aged) | Founders Brewing Company

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4.54/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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BEER STATS
Ranking:
#278
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
65
pDev:
6.61%
 
 
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8
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
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4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
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4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Outstanding beer that lives up to its hype. Sampled it on tap at Founders Brewery. Nice deep dark brown color with very little head and some lingering lacing. Smells great - dark roast coffee and a little vanilla and bourbon. Tastes of dark coffee, vanilla, wood, bourbon and just hints of caramel and dark chocolate. Surprising since I usually associate these kinds of beers with both coffee and chocolate tastes. Though the ABV is higher, the alcohol taste was well-hidden and not upfront at all. Smooth, clean, slightly creamy mild mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. This is definitely my favorite Founders beer so far - will have to pick up bottles of the original Sumatra Mountain Brown at the local store this week!

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4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tasting notes 10/20/17
Had on-tap at Founders in Grand Rapids, MI

Appearance - Served in an oversized snifter, near black with cola brown edging. Mostly barren surface with an island of suds in the center and a thin ring around the edge if the glass. Fair lacing consists of broken lines and slotting.

Smell - As with the OG, the BA has an enticing aroma. Roasted coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak and underlying bourbon booziness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Coffee, chocolate, caramel and some bourbon qualities upfront. Bourbon holds firm throughout, adding vanilla and oak before a hint of heat bites in the chocolatey finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with light tingly carbonation. Creamy upfront before turning a dry, slightly boozy finish.

Overall - Equally as impressive as the OG Sumatra. The BA process just adds another layer of goodness. Highly recommended if you're ever by the brewery. Hopefully they decide to add it to their Barrel Project series at some point.

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Sumatra Mountain Brown (Barrel-Aged) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 65 ratings