tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brixie’s, Brookfield, IL. and snifter served. The barrel-aged version of the Double Trouble. Poured a fairly clear, deep gold color with about a 1/2 inch of off white, bubbly foam to the head, and light spots and streaks of lacing. The aroma was grapefruit, pine and just a touch of malt sweetness. Dominating the flavor was an initial combo of breath stealing, barrel alcohol and sharp, dry, hop bitterness that hits you all at once, and lasts through the finish. Potent, warming and felt like more than 10.5% abv.
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another on tap at the brew pub. with a name like this i had to try it. orange amber pour, nice foam with good lacing. nose is citrus and pine, big big pine. some malt in the flavor kinda caramel some vanilla good alcohol burn.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
gold-orange color, no head, just tiny white bubbles, slight lace. nose of malt and hops. flavor of malt, n=barrel, vanilla and hops. medium bodied, light bitter finish. perhaps a touch too light for my taste, but well worth trying. on tap @ founder’s tap room.
17thfloor (2433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at Founders on 8.20.09. Pours a clear golden/amber with a small head. Lovely aroma, oaky, honey vanilla, whisky-like. Oaky vanilla flavor, honey, citrus, grapes, soft caramel, long lasting honey, barrel and some burn, quite boozy, lots and lots of vanilla, typical Founders. Medium bodied with great fizzy carbonation, bright feeling.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a small, medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, honey, and alcohol. Taste of citrus, toffee malts, vanilla, bourbon, wood, pine, grapefruit, and alcohol in the finish.
alobar (2873) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Blue Dog. Pours a golden orange color with a thin white head. Aroma ofpine, citrus hops, and caramel. Well-balanced flavor of citrus, pine, hops, caramel and some bourbon bite. Just delicious!
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Blue Dog [Lansdale]. Poured a deeper golden color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of woodiess/oak, vanilla, citrus, and caramel. Tastes of vanilla (lot more than the aromas), oaky/woodiness, some bourbon, citrus, caramel, and pine. I went back and had another glass of this one!
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Blue Dog. Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops, caramel, nuts, vanilla and oak. Flavor of vanilla, oak, bourbon, pine, grapefruit, heavy dose of bitterness and caramel.
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour. Fun beer. Hops, citrus, glue stick(for real!), resin, bourbon and wood. Flavor is hoppy, citrus, bourbon, caramel. I liked it.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at TJ’s: Pungent aroma of hops, pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit, spruce, and slight caramel malt. Poured amber/gold in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Slightly hazy. Not sparkling. Excellent lacing. Light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of light alcohol, hops, pine, spruce, light resin, light wood, slight orange, and a hint of coconut. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, pine, and light alcohol finish is dry. Mildly alcohol-hot. Very drinkable for 10.5%ABV.