Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with Blueberries, Chocolate, and Vanilla 10.5% ABV From: Grand Rapids, MI Brewery’s Note; “This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan … Continue reading Lizard of Koz (Founders Brewing Company)

Dark Penance (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial Black Ale 8.9% ABV 100 IBUs Brewery’s Note: “A heavy malt foundation includes Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge, but balanced by malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops.” … Continue reading Dark Penance (Founders Brewing Company)

Dissenter Imperial IPL (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Imperial India Pale Lager 8.7% ABV 70 IBU’s Brewery’s Note: “It’s been a dozen years since we’ve brewed a lager—and, true to form, we’re going big with Dissenter India Pale Lager, our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers. Brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, Dissenter clocks in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs. Our ales are fermented at … Continue reading Dissenter Imperial IPL (Founders Brewing Company)

Revisiting: 2013 Founders Imperial Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Russian Imperial Stout 10.5% ABV 90 IBU’s Brewer’s Note: “Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.” It’s snowing fat drops of cold fury outside, and I have decided to … Continue reading Revisiting: 2013 Founders Imperial Stout (Founders Brewing Company)

Sweet Repute 2013 (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Wheatwine aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels and Bourbon Barrels 12.6% ABV Brewer’s note: “It’s not always a good thing when your reputation precedes you. But the complexity of this powerful wheat wine will give it a Sweet Repute no matter where, when or how your paths meet. Our brewing team painstakingly choreographed each layer of this beer’s characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and … Continue reading Sweet Repute 2013 (Founders Brewing Company)

KBS 2013 (Founders Brewing Company)

Style: Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 11.2% ABV 70 IBU’s Brewed with: Coffee and Chocolate Bourbon Barrel Aged From: Grand Rapids, MI Brewer’s Note: “What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste … Continue reading KBS 2013 (Founders Brewing Company)