Founders Panther Cub | Founders Brewing Company

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4.55 w/ 89 Ratings

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 04-21-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black as night. small tannish head that fades to just about nothing. completely opaque.

Smell: chocolate and dry roasted grains, super strong maple syrup, and just a hint of bourbon and vanilla

Taste: opens up with a big maple syrup sugariness. bourbon and vanilla play around in the background. backend full of chocolate and roasty grains, showing the beer underlying the barrel. a robust porter is certainly there especially while warmer

Mouthfeel: fairly light for a barrel aged beer. fairly dry from the porter. but a good sweetness and stickiness from the bourbon.

Overall: when i saw this beer on the tap list i was very excited about it. i missed out on it once but finally got to try it. a great beer. great maple character and a must try. hope to see this one make it to the backstage series.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Black Party 2013

Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged version of Founders Porter with Vanilla Beans.

Appearance-Poured into a Founders Snifter. Just like it's Porter cousin, no real head retention. Jet black with little tan head lacings left on the glass.

Smell-Probably the strongest suit. Imagine walking into a coffee/caramel/chocolate shop and getting that first whiff. Then bottling it and pouring it into a snifter.

Taste-Seemingly poured too cold. Would have worked much better on a firkin or allowed to warm up. Was incredibly disappointed with the beer until about 30 minutes of holding it in my hand and letting it get to room temp. When cold, the bourbon and chocolate notes are quite bland and are left to a watery vanilla mess. After time, the bourbon begins to develop and becomes a beer much like CBS or CBH. Wasn't quite as sweet as other maple bourbon barrel aged Founders beers.

Mouthfeel-Thinner than your tradItional Founders "big brew." Unlike KBS/CBS/FIS/FBS, the beer had a much lighter base that relied more on flavors than mouthfeel. Once again, needed to warm up before it became what I was looking for.

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Founders Panther Cub from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100% out of 100 with 89 ratings
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