Founders Cashew Mountain Brown

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 4.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Imperial Brown Ale. Aged in maple syrup–bourbon barrels for 287 days in the caves beneath Grand Rapids. Crushed cashews are added into the fermenters and the barrels—and you won’t doubt it when you try it. Taproom specialty.

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Tmoney99 (14849) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2011
MBGSF 2011. Poured dark brown with a moderate frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, maple wood with a small alcohol aroma. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy maple sweet flavor with a heavy complex sweet finish of long duration. This is a another standout beer in this barrel series.

DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
From notes at Capone’s during PBW 2011. Poured hazy brown with off-white head. Nose was earthy oak, brown sugar, maple, cashew. Tasted rich, very complex, with earthy brown sugary malt up front, and a delicious late hit of cashews, maple, and oaky vanilla. This one was delicious.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 10, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy dark brown with ruby highlights, creamy beige head
Aroma: sweet nutty spicy aroma
Flavor: sweet bourbon and chocolate flavor, lots of vanilla, light nutty character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+ /4

PhillyCraft (7718) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Jesusssss, This was the rare mystery keg besides Kaiser Curmudgeon that Matt of Capones in Norristown busted out for founders night. Huge thanks Matt... He said that this was the first time this beer was ever put on and is the owner of founders favorite beer they make. Cashew Mountain was aged in barrels that previously held a little brew called Canadian Breakfast Stout and clocks in at a whopping 11%. Let me start off by sayin this beer a pure cashew in liquid form. One of the most unique and tasty treats I have encountered. Poured a hazy brown medium body with sticky lacing and small to medium light brown head. Aromas and taste of fresh cashews, mollases, chocolate, maple syrup, bourbon, roasted cashews. Finishes insanely smooth with a caramel coated cashew aftertaste. I can see why this is the favorite beer of the owner. And 11% is totally absurd for the way this goes down. Absolutely incredible and unique treat from an unreal brewer. Cheers!

AirForceHops (7685) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 9, 2011
Draft @ Sunset Grill and Tap. Alston, MA. Nice deep brown color. The cashew nut is intense and I pick up a bit of alcohol in the nose. Great taste of maple, cashew with subtle vanilla from the bourbon barrels. It finishes with an over load to your palate. I get sweet candied cashews, maple, nuts , malt and the warming alcohol helps break up the sweetness for me. Medium – Full body. VERY enjoyable! One of the best beers I had in the past year. Another solid brew from Founders. I hope I can one day find this in a bottle or have a chance to get again on draft. Don’t hesitate to try this.

TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 Draft on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest 2011 (Madison, WI). Pours a nice deep reddish brown hue, a light haze as a healthy glow gets through. A frothy small tannish head dies to a film, laces small. Aromas are nutty, some toffee, brown malts, bread, and toast. Some wet oak, vanilla, not spirity with a nice deeper dark sweet malt. Initial is earthy nuts, tobbacco, touches of dry barrel tannins, wet oak, toffee, maple and vanilla. Some toast, dry and nutty, caramel, a lot of toasted caramel, a bit hot abv wise but not from the barrel. Kinda a mess, with some dry boozy finish.

egajdzis (6691) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Poured a murky brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, nuts, caramel malts, wood, light smoke, and some alcohol. Taste of caramel malts, burnt wood, nuts, vanilla, and alcohol in the finish.

dmac (6429) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Draft at the Blue Dog during Wealth of Riches. Poured a hazy brown body with a smalloff white head. Aroma is phenomenal with notes of brown bread, cashews, maple syrup. The body has a touch of alcohol heat over a medium body and strong carbonation for a barrel aged beer. Lingering aftertaste and a syrupy feel overall. Flavor of dark bread, maple syrup, alcohol and a hint of nutts on the end. Awesome stuff.

Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2011 On tap at Armsby Abbey, Aroma is amazing. Very sweet bourbon notes with wood. Palete is very sweet, tons f bourbon and roasted malts. Tons of cashews in flavor. And I motherfucking love cashews.

Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
On tap at Jose Pistola’s. Served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a very thin off-white head. A thin collar for part of its unfortunately short-lived time in my glass. The nose has a lot of maple and a moderate amount of bourbon plus some light cashew character. The flavor brings a moderate amount of bourbon that is overlayed with a heavy maple character and a bit of sweetness. Moderate cashew and overall nutty character throughout. Creamy with some sweetness. Lots of nuttiness in the feel. Light booze. Uber solid. Overall, this basically tastes like candied nuts that have been dipped in maple syrup and have a dot of bourbon on top. Reminds me of the Bavarian Nuts at Plymouth, Indiana’s own Blueberry Festival. That’s a high complement. As it warms, some more toffee comes out, along with a touch of oak and a mild vanilla presence. Given that it’s a beer from Founders, I’ll say I’m not even remotely surprised that this is so delicious. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-12-2011

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