Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ölbeat 052: Founders Dark Penance

KBrewery: Founders Brewing Company
Country: United States
Style: India Black Ale
Abv: 8,9 %
Dim remorse? Well, remorse is always dim.
What about the beer?
Colour is black with medium but dense and slowly lowering beige head. Aroma has pineapple, peach, cherries and, when a bit warmed up, grapefruit. Taste starts with roasted tongue-biting bitterness. Then hoppy bitterness and sour grapefruit take over, followed by dry & piny flavors. Towards the end piny dryness and grapefruit dominate, and roasted malts return shortly. Aftertaste is grapefruity bitter and salty dry and lasts long.

Fruity aroma and fresh bitter hops in the first bite get the wagon moving, hoppy grapefruit in the middle adds some steam and at the end of the track there's roast, pine and grapefruit. So there are edges, and there definitely is taste: this is an Imperial IBA to mention. After some experiences with Founders brews I wonder: how hard it is to be unable to brew bad beer?


Somehow it was again the name that led me in the search of the song. Since penance means absolution or remorse, it was the darkness and the heavy bitterness of the brew, that made me select this song. It puts together couple of stories where the resulting retribution can be dark and bitter:

Megadeth: Trust (YouTube)

From the 1997 album Cryptic Writings, the song was written by Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman.

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