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Founders Looking Glass

Founders Looking Glass
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Brandy Barrel Aged Double Trouble

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Founders for RBSG’10 - silky smooth, caramel. vineous and boozey with a touch of raisins and woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at Founders, pours a nice deep golden color with white head and lacing, has great hoppy aroma with notes of grapefruit and citrus, has a very hoppy flavbor with a nice balance of malt, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
On tap at the Brewery. Pours yellow gold white with lacing. Strong hops pine citrus with a hefty dose of fusel alcohols. A mess of flavors. Lots of pine hops, sweet malts, alcohol in yo face. Really boozy. Not into it. 7/4/6/3/12 3.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours amber, almost clear, just a touch of haze, with a thin white head. Bit of wood on the nose, nice spicy hops, slight sweet aromas. Medium bodied, lightly sweet with a bit of alcohol peeking through. Lots of nice earthy hop flavors coming through, very juicy. Long lasting grapefruit and quinine bitterness and some warm long alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2010
orange body with small white head..aroma of huge hops, brandy, fruit and honey...expecting a big bitter hop body from this..flavor is very similar, and a bit hot. huge brandy, florals, fruits and bitterness... there are so many things going on in the flavor. very complex and excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
On tap at Founders. Poured clear medium golden with a short, but sticky white head. The aroma opened with off-putting rubbing alcohol with sweet bready malts and a touch of honey beneath.. pine, earth, and black peppery hops rose with warmth.. this grew on me. The flavor found honey and bready malts at the core, along with a splash of mixed medium-skinned fruits.. peppery alcohol, spicy pine, and earthy bitterness surrounded.. finished warm with plenty of residual sugars and lesser spicy bitterness. Medium-plus bodied on the palate with rolling carbonation.. grainy at times.. near “4” for feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
On tap at Founders. Pours a hazy amber shade with a khaki head. Great citric hop aroma and flavor with an added element of sweetness. Very balanced for the ABV. The barrel doesn’t overtake the flavor of the DIPA at all. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Hazy golden color with a short white head. Citrus nose with some brandy sweetness. Smooth palate, medium-bodied, lasting and puckering finish. Well-balanced with assertive juicy and citrusy hops and brandy sweetness. Perfectly balanced. Enjoyable!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Draft at Founders. Pours just like Double Trouble. Clear, slightly rosey gold. Nose is perfumed with tons of citrusy hops and light brandy notes. The char level is noticeably lower on these brandy barrels as you get far less vanilla and more oakiness. The tannins from the oak and the hop bitterness play very nicely with one another and the fruitiness of the brandy compliments the choice fruity hops. Fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Draft at brewpub. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus, earthy hop, wood and alcohol aroma. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate alcohol bite at the finish. Standout brew.

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