Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 Draft. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Big hop nose and whiskey notes, sweet chewy hoppy citrus, and pine. A bit warm light a bw, and has a similar salty character. Lush fruit, floral grapefruit. An odd ball for sure.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Limited tap at Founders. Not much to say about it really, a bourbon barrel IIPA, which ive been having mixed feelings about ever since. I guess the idea had to be done, but i dont think it came out the greatest. The bourbon covers up a lot of the bitterness which takes away all the great things of an IIPA. Sometimes bourbon aging everything isn’t the best way to go.
drunkysersose (18) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Try the Black Bastard of Doom...
Have the server mix: Black IPA, Dirty Bastard and Hand of Doom.. You might regret it!
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Founders. Medium orange, hazy body, thin off-white head. Big, potent bourbon nose with notes of apricot, vanilla, and oak. The palate is bourbon-driven at serving temperature, but the big, bright, grapefruit rind hops and sweet, sugary, caramely malts dominate the beer at warmer temperatures. Warming alcohol notes and bitter rindy hops finished the sip. Excellent beer.