Founders to release Panther Cub Nationwide

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by drunkenmess, Nov 19, 2020.

  1. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (938) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    "It started its life in our Grand Rapids taproom at Black Beer Party a few years back, became a highly sought after entry in our Mothership Series and now it’s getting its own national release as part of our Barrel-Aged Series. Say hello once again to…

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    Panther Cub!

    A robust porter, Panther Cub is aged in the finest bourbon barrels available along with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The aroma of maple and vanilla combine with a surprisingly deep character to make this rare creature one to gaze upon fondly. Don’t let it fool you, this kitty has claws. 9.2% ABV.

    Panther Cub will be released as in 4-pack 12oz bottles and on draft nationwide starting in early February (no draft in UT)."

    *Courtesy info shared from Founders cadre club email*
     
  2. wasatchback

    wasatchback Disciple (379) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    Vanilla extract? Really?
     
  3. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (749) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Not crazy about more maple either. In a lot of beers these days. Hope they hit this with a good amount of hops.
     
  4. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (938) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Beaver anus :beer:
     
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  5. Ffenski

    Ffenski Initiate (136) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    I will buy this if I see it as it sounds fantastic but I'd like to know what differentiates this porter from the stouts in the Founder's collection (revisiting the stout v. porter discussion). Is this a marketing ploy to rebrand stouts into porters? Will we see KBP in the future? BCBP?
     
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  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,416) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'll bite.
     
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  7. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Defender (630) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    It's delicious, like a slightly lighter CBS. The average score here is 4.47 (mine is 4.48).
     
  8. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (8,113) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Ditto, founders is consistently great
     
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  9. bret27

    bret27 Meyvn (1,304) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Isn’t this the brewery with the racism lawsuits?
     
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  10. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,274) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Not wildly excited about the vanilla extract used here but I will buy if see it and give it a shot for sure...
     
  11. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (490) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Concern about vanilla extract? Oh boy.

    Its vanilla beans soaked in alcohol. Not artifical flavoring...

    Anyway...

    Looks great, I'll definitely pick some up.
     
  12. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (173) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    Yes, but they should really add whole vanilla beans straight into the barrel because something magical happens when you soak vanilla beans in alcohol.
     
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  13. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (490) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Like make vanilla extract? I mean...
     
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  14. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (173) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    Yes. That roughly was the joke.
     
  15. Junior

    Junior Crusader (741) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    It is lighter/thinner than KBS, CBS and their Imperial Stout. I was gifted one last year. It was delicious.
     
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  16. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,274) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    You missed my point on this...i was actually referring to vanilla being in the beer period...lots of folks like it but I don't like something about it in beer....
     
  17. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (234) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    The correct answer is to see the fork in the road and take it: call them all stout porters.
     
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