Founders Panther Cub
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 4.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
Aged in BLIS maple syrup barrels for a full year, with addition of whole vanilla beans. 123 SRM.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
Aroma of chocolate and bourbon, taste a is similar, very silky feel, holds on longer than kbs, very nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigtaster (901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
UPDATED: APR 19, 2015 On tap at black party. Black with little head around edges. Nose is tons of vanilla mellow Bourbon, chocolate. Medium to full bodied, very smooth, soft carbonation. Well balanced, lingering chocolate vanilla, hints of heat. Really great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2014
Tap @ Founders: Super black body with a deep colored, khaki collar that forms from the small, swampy skin on top. Aroma is lovely! Packed with smooth bourbon notes, sweet maple syrup, cocoa, vanilla, & lovely spicy wood & tannic notes from the barrel aging. Never getting out of kilter towards spicy, sweet, boozy, or tannic, lovely aromatic balance. Taste is loaded with sweet maple syrup & decadent brown sugar up front, leading into a chocolate candy mid-palate. Bourbon is tame but wonderfully present; smooth bourbon covering roasty chocolate fudge with a finish of maple syrup, french vanilla beans, & light wood. I had high expectations for this beer based on the description alone, & they were certainly met.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (830) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
On tap at brewery. Black with minimal tan head. Aroma is mild bourbon and caramel. Taste is a lovely combination - mild porter roast, distant maple, some bourbon finish. Lovely full bodied porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at KBS release at Founders. Poured jet black with thin cream ring. Aroma full of bourbon vanilla sweet maple and some roast. Light carb thick body. Super nutty drying bourbon taste. Not too hot. Killer. Let it warm up and maple comes out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours black and velvety with a perfect creamy tan head. Aroma is wood chocolate and sweet sugar. Taste is medium body but thick and chewy. Lots of barrel but not the high heat from others. Not much maple but I like it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
malkyore (377) - - MAR 19, 2014
Imagine youíre sitting at home in front of a crackling fire sipping your favorite small batch Bourbon and drinking a nice roasty stout. Now picture a beer that combines the beer and the Bourbon into the same beverage without sacrificing the flavor of either of them. Thatís what this beer is. This is THE most Bourbony thing Iíve ever tasted it almost blows everything else out of the beer, but what it holds onto balances nicely and itís great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Aroma is bourbon, some vanilla, roasted malt. Appearance is dark, basically black, not much head. Taste vanilla, bourbon, roast malt. Mouthfeel is perfect, oily, soft, balanced. Overall, wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Unblended , straight from the oak barrel in the gypsum mines ! Big maple aromas. Faint vanilla flavors are masked by lots of maple . Medium/light body . Way too easy to drink . Excellent ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bubbleflubber (2167) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2013
On tap at the 1st annual Asheville Rare & Wild Beer Tasting 2013, this pours black with mahogany fringes, and has a very robust choco head. The nose is of roasted vanilla. Flavors have lots of bourbon upfront, followed by dark esters, malts and vanilla, finishing with a cotton-candy essence. A full body integrates all of the complexities at work into a very smooth palate. Great job!

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