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Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale

Founders Curmudgeon

Founders Curmudgeon

Just from the label, you know you’re in for something interesting from Founders Curmudgeon. Art aside, an Old Ale with molasses and aged in oak, certainly lets the imagination run wild.

Pours a hazy orange that’s just on this side of brown. Virtually no head. Oak, raisins, and must in the aroma. The flavor is mostly oak and molasses. Bit of punch from the 9.8% ABV. A touch of bitterness from the hops at the end. It’s a sipper, but something different comes out with every sip, including maple syrup.

Spend a lot of time enjoying this one.

Grade: A

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Founders Breakfast Stout 2012

 

 

There will be much rejoicing!

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Founders Porter

Founders Porter

This is one I’ve been trying to get my hands on for a while, because whenever I tell people porter is my favorite style, the next question is if I have had Founders Porter. So I must admit, even before the first sip, the bar is set very high.

Pour is just what I like; inky black and there’s not even color around the edges. It’s solid black with a thin head that doesn’t last long. Inviting roasty smell. The roast carries on into the flavor, but it doesn’t over power the smooth chocolate. The chocolate notes here are not as bitter as other porters. More of a milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Hops and toasted bread come out more as it warms. Long finish that’s dry with just a hint of bitterness.

Nothing not to like about this one!

 

Grade: A

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Founders Dirty Bastard

This beer is a Scotch style ale, it is called Dirty Bastard, and it has a tartan on the label. Impossible for me to pass it up, and I was not disappointed! It pours a light brown color, almost like the darkest iced tea you’ve ever had. The flavor is very complex with a ton of different malt flavors going on. There is roastedness, piney, hoppy, a little bit of not very sweet maple, even a hint of scotch. It’s very bold and has a long bitter, but not acrid, finish. I like this a whole bunch and will be looking for more! I feel like about 6 of these would, in fact, make me a Dirty Bastard.

Grade : A

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Founders Breakfast Stout

Wow wow wow. A stunning beer, Founders Breakfast Stout. Pours black and thick. The second I opened it, I was bombarded by the smell of coffee. And not that cheap, free stuff at work. Real strong, bitter, delicious coffee. That’s exactly what it tasted like, with a finish of bittersweet chocolate and toasted oatmeal. It’s thick, creamy, and quite bitter. It reads more like a coffee with alcohol than it does a beer, but that’s fine by me. By the way, why aren’t there more coffee-with-alcohol drinks? And at 8.3% ABV, a few of these will put you where you want to be!

If you don’t like coffee, don’t even try it. Please save it for someone who will truly appreciate it. Delicious.

Grade: A+

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