Val and I have been watching “Pose,” which is an absolutely amazing series. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend it. It’s incredibly heart-wrenching and the dialogue is so poignant. Anyways, let’s get to this beer, which I picked up in bomber size.
Style: American Malt Liquor
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Here you have what could be the first malt liquor worthy of a glass. Typically a slighted style, we thought we would class it up with a stay in the wood and a healthy dose of dry-hopping. A huge hit of corn gives this one a smooth sweetness while its time spent aging in bourbon barrels will give you reason to share. Be warned: this one’s a pry-off, not a twist-off.”
Random: This was a special release in 2017.
The beer poured with a gigantic, five-finger, slightly off-white head. It dissipated very slowly, but didn’t leave much lacing on the glass. The body was clear, but light brown in color with a lot of carbonation. The nose had a touch of caramel and a significant booze note. The taste started with a significant booze burn. There was a little bit of caramel malt and a touch of warm oak and vanilla, but really nothing else. The body was thick with light carbonation. It had a quick finish with hot booze. This bottle was $12, which came to $.47 per ounce. I give Founders credit for trying to make a malt liquor more nuanced, but this was a miss for me.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0