Release Founders - New Barrel-Aged Series Release: DKML

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Beer_Economicus, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Beer_Economicus

    Beer_Economicus Disciple (395) Apr 8, 2017 Indiana
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    We are pleased to announce the next beer in our Barrel-Aged Series and, get ready, because this one is a doozy:


    Here you have what could be the first malt liquor worthy of a glass. Typically a slighted style, we thought we would class it up with a stay in the wood and a healthy dose of dry-hopping. A huge hit of corn gives this one a smooth sweetness while its time spent aging in bourbon barrels will give you reason to share. Be warned: this one’s a pry-off, not a twist-off

    DKML will be available in 4-packs of 12oz bottles and 750mL bottles beginning in July through the month of August. It will be available throughout our entire distribution network, which now includes 45 states!
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  2. Neverdie7

    Neverdie7 Initiate (195) Jun 7, 2008 Wisconsin

    Oh boy... I'll be a guinea pig and test it, but an aged malt liquor doesn't sound very good.
  3. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Disciple (366) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    Dear Founders - experiments are cool & all, but I think Im in good company saying that most would rather you put out some of your old greats:

    - Doom
    - Better Half
    - and this doesnt need mentioning, but CBS.
  4. xxbassplayerxx

    xxbassplayerxx Initiate (173) Mar 16, 2016 Kentucky
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    Doom is confirmed for later this year and CBS is about as close to confirmed as it can get without being official.
  5. hobojungle

    hobojungle Initiate (161) Sep 7, 2016 Illinois
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    ew, dude
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  6. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (142) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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    For Real? Late April Fool's joke?
  7. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Aspirant (287) May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    hard pass
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  8. moshea

    moshea Devotee (426) Jul 16, 2007 Michigan
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    On like Donkey Kong
  9. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (2,457) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    If I can find an individual bottle, I'll try it. I haven't enjoyed anything from the Barrel Aged series from Founder's though. That said, I haven't drank any KBS from this year. I sure hope this is a good one, otherwise I'm not sure I'll continue to pour $15+ into 4 packs.
  10. bgold86

    bgold86 Meyvn (1,041) Apr 1, 2015 New York
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    Yet another Founder's barrel aged release I will skip.
  11. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (453) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio
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    I'm in for a 12 oz.
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  12. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Defender (696) Feb 5, 2014 Tennessee
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    The butt hurt is strong in this thread. Guess I've actually enjoyed the barrel-aged series so far but maybe that's the homer in me. Glad I'll finally get to tick a malt liquor :grinning:
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  13. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (346) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia
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    If I'm conceptualizing this correctly, it sounds amazing. You all do know Bourbon is by law more than 50% corn right?

    If comes out syrupy and barleywine like, with some corn sweetness balanced with NW hops, and aged in a Bourbon barrel, this has tons of potential.
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  14. runmn

    runmn Aspirant (206) May 17, 2015 Minnesota
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    The second I saw this announced I figured a lot of people would be turned off by it, but I don't completely understand why. Yes, when most people think of a malt liquor, they think of things like Colt 45 or Old English 800, but those are made for the purpose of getting drunk for cheap. A company like Founders is not making this with that intent. Really, malt liquor is just an American strong ale, and if it were referred to this way, I think less people would be uninterested.
  15. ypsifly

    ypsifly Meyvn (1,031) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    For the last hour I kept hearing this scraping noise...then I clicked on this thread and realized it was the sound of Founders Haters sharpening their knives...

    Didn't they do this before as a draft only release under a different name? Summer Sizzler?
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  16. Daveshek28

    Daveshek28 Initiate (142) Nov 10, 2015 New York
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    I love KBS, and enjoyed Project PAM. But I thought Lizard of Koz and Frootwood were undrinkable.
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  17. SteveSexton203

    SteveSexton203 Aspirant (206) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

  18. jageraholic

    jageraholic Devotee (412) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I tried Beer Thousand from Dogfish which sounds like a similar style although it wasn't barrel aged. I was not a fan.
  19. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Aspirant (287) May 11, 2013 Michigan
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    This is how I imagine it, like a barleywine, a style I generally don't enjoy.
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  20. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (130) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana
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    While Founders has an occasional strike out, they mostly hit home runs in my opinion. I'll try this with an open mind.
  21. gibgink

    gibgink Champion (859) Oct 27, 2014 Missouri
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    While it doesn't sound too inviting to me, I'd probably pick up a single and give it a shot. I will say, Founders will sure try things other breweries wouldn't even consider. Hope it gets classified as an American Malt liquor too. Would dominate the ratings in that category, lol.
  22. apendecto

    apendecto Initiate (79) Mar 31, 2009 Michigan

    I think this is the name thowing people off. Founders could make a barrel aged beer called Tuberculosis and I'd definitely try it before saying "Pass!"

    I'm a firm believer if PAM was labeled "stout" rather than black IPA, more people would have been into it.
  23. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Disciple (366) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    This would have been the most ridiculous Backstage Series schedule:

    Feb - Frootwood (neat, something new!)
    Apr - KBS (old fav. keeps Founders on everyone's radar)
    May - Doom or Proj. PAM (that cool)
    July - Better Half (right on! Anticipation for CBS is growing...)
    Oct - Backwood B'tard (see KBS comment)
    Dec - CBS (Merry Fuckmas!)


    Feb 2018 - DKML (neat, something new...)
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  24. BoneyardBrewer

    BoneyardBrewer Initiate (105) Apr 24, 2005 Michigan

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  25. beerhan

    beerhan Defender (619) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio
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  26. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Devotee (445) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    I suppose that it will be similar to Summer Sizzler ( My Better Half reveries are dashed again!
  27. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,020) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Yeah, won't be cheap! Not thrilled by the sounds of it, but I'll be compelled to try a single. I agree with others that the barrels should have been used for CBS - but they need maple barrels for CBS.
  28. Babalu614

    Babalu614 Initiate (162) Mar 7, 2017 Ohio

    This is great! Cant wait to try DKML!
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  29. Patches826

    Patches826 Crusader (757) Aug 28, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Sweet Repute, Bolt Cutter, and Better Half next year. Please and thanks.
  30. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,361) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Just awesome, I cannot wait to try this one, game on....I think it will surprise big time, just have that feeling.
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  31. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,541) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I'm a Founders homer. I'd probably buy at least one four-pack of Koz's spit if they bottled it. I'm sure this will be delicious, like most things they do!
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,538) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I just envision Mickeys Malt with a bit of artificial bourbon flavor. The Frootwoood didn't interist me, actually none of they really do.
  33. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx Initiate (136) Mar 8, 2017 Michigan
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    I'm not super stoked on it, but I'll surely try it with an open mind.
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  34. HermitDan

    HermitDan Disciple (379) Apr 30, 2016 New Jersey

    Very skeptical about this one...
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  35. Wasatch

    Wasatch Poo-Bah (5,497) Jun 8, 2005 Colorado
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    Hopefully, I can find some on-line.

  36. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (926) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I'm always down for some malt liquor. I just hope they stick to the style (no need to DDH this)
  37. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx Initiate (136) Mar 8, 2017 Michigan
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    I was holding out hope that we'd see the BA Honeystuff from Cellar Raid re-appear. That stuff was great.
  38. Junior

    Junior Disciple (375) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Not looking forward to this one or Doom.
  39. Bond111

    Bond111 Aspirant (228) Feb 14, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'll drink this SOB for two reasons.

    1. The name
    2. Ron Swanson
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  40. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,020) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Here's hoping this isn't a Schlitz Malt Liquor boiler maker.
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