Founders Frangelic Stout
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
This dark, smooth, hazelnut stout is one of our favorites! Brewed with hazelnut-flavored coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andyhwcinc (1682) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2011
On tap as part of a sampler at Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids, MI. This one takes the cake for the best I sampled in my snow-trenched day. Appearance pure black with a rich tan creamy head. Aroma like hot chocolate, extremely decadent and creamy, quintessential dessert brew from the aroma perspective, possibly more decadent than Rogue Chocolate Stout. Taste is seriously like a Butterfinger beer. Tastes like a peanut butter candy bar (this is what I got from the hazelnut...like Ferraro Rocher in a glass), there’s not much in there on the hop end but its super creamy and overtly decadent. This is the best chocolate stout I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours black with a tan-colored, nitro head. Huge hazelnut coffee aroma. Light in body, velvety smooth. Lightly sweet with chocolate malt and hazelnut and balanced by a roasted, dry finish. Hazelnut coffee and beer. Mmmm.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JaBier (5739) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Pint at Founders. Black pour with a thick beige nitro head. Aroma of hazelnut, coffee, chocolate and cream. Creamy hazelnut flavor with chocolate and a roasty chocolate finish. Got to try lots of beers on this trip up north and many of them were pretty damn good, but this was the winner of the weekend. Truly amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2008
Draft at founders. Black STout with nutty frangelica nose. Nutty vanilla start and mild unsalted finish. Nicely done. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 22, 2008
On tap at brewpub, Black Party 2008: Pour jet black with a fading frothy tan head and okay lace upon the glass, some oily legs as well. The aroma has notes of hazelnut, orange zest, chocolate, vanilla, espresso, charred malt, oatmeal, and some herbal hop. A very welcoming and relaxing nose indeed!

The taste is a wonderful mix of sweet hazelnut and malt balanced by some coffee and hop bitterness. The finish does display some herbal notes and even a hint of smoke but what you get initially from this beer is what stays till the end. The mouth feel is very smooth and very drinkable, I almost finished the pint before writing my notes. This is not for everyone but if you can dig a nutty stout then you must try this... I did twice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
On nitro @ Founder’s. If you only sort of like hazelnut, you probably will not appreciate this beer. Very fragrant nose of roasted hazelnut and faint coffee and maybe a hint of vanilla. Tastes much like it smells, without tasting artificial. I really enjoyed it, but then again, I really like hazelnuts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2008
On nitro draft at Founders. Pours a dark brown, near black on the pour. Very nice, inch big, cascading head. Smell is all hazelnut espresso and I love it. There’s even more in the taste. If you’re not into hazelnut, this maybe tough for you, but I’m totally digging it. Very smooth and creamy from the nitro tap. Perfect cold night beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2007
draft at founders.....appearance: dark rown almost black with fluffy tan head...aroma: hazelnutty is the best way to describe it. nothing more to it than that but i like it.....taste" creamy body, strong malt component and dominated by the hazelnut flavor....nice to see a lower abv stout with a little flair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Thats what that smell is! Just had on tap of this, and couldn’t put my finger on that smell. Nice creamy head. Very interesting idea for a stout. I thought it almost tasted like a cappuccino-ish stout. Great idea, just not a big fan of the flavors used.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Pretty much your hazelnut bomb. Aroma of hazelnut and kettle corn overpower everything.There is nothing more to say about this brew,if your into the aroma and taste of hazelnut,this is your brew.Everyone at our table loved it,although we wondered if we would really want a pint of it,but you know what,it was big ballsy,and I give Founders all the credit for doing it this big

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