Sunday, January 18, 2015

Founders Big Lushious

This is a 7.8% ABV stout brewed with chocolate and raspberries from Founders Brewing of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is part of their Backstage Series of limited release versions of what had been experimental taproom recipes.

The beer pours dense black in color. There is about an inch of thick, somewhat creamy light brown head. The aroma is as advertised, chocolate and raspberries. It smells like the dark chocolate raspberry caramel by Russell Stover’s. The taste follows the aromas, but adds in more raspberry in the taste. The taste is somewhat out of balance compared to the aroma, too much raspberry for my taste, it overwhelms a bit. The beer drinks smooth with a light tingle of carbonation. It finishes with raspberry tartness and light bitterness. 

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