OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange. Aromas of dark fruit and a bit of citrus. Thick heavy plum and alcohol with a good maple syrup finish.
decaturstevo (5410) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lightly hazed orange pour with white head and lace. Sweet dried fruitiness, abv, and resiny hops. Sweet sweet malt and a nice wheaty like resiny bitter. Very nice warmth. Medium full bodied with good carbonation. a beer I like alot
mnmike (1067) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle scored by my boss. Respectable amount of malt here that is OK, but not an exceptional BW.
scoobyrice (2) - - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders tap take over Tasted at rhodesidegrill in Arlington 12 feb2014 had heard great things about it and lived up to the hype
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10oz pour at pizza lucce. Honey color with small white head. Toffee and fruit aroma. Big boozy beer with toffee and maple. Good stuff.
Jamesthebrit (347) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Huge orange citrus aroma. Sweet and smooth.
Looks viscous. Creamy off white head. Nice hazy orange sunset color.
Taste is not so good.... Huge huge huge boozy note. Wheaty. Hint of orange in the finish.
Palate is overly boozy... Medium body...
I remember this being pretty solid at Christmas but maybe it was on account of the 12 hour drive up from South Carolina... It’s overly boozy not a lot of flavor lingering dull burn on the palate... Drinks like a cheap brandy. Still only the second bad beer from founders I’ve had.... Also the girl on the bottle is hot hot hot!!!
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle .. dark amber .. mild foam .. sweet and messy, did not like .. . .
according to my almost 4 year old, when you’re pretending to be superman chillin’ in the fortress of solitude,
it’s okay to shit yourself.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at a recent tasting. Not at all impressed with this Founder’s offering. Pretty thin palate.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours hazy golden orange, off white cream head, mild sediment. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel, vanilla, maple syrup, licorice. Taste is similar, quite sweet which is fitting - maple syrup in the forefront, not getting a lot of bourbon other than vanilla, oak, lots of booze. Syrupy mouthfeel, abrasive medicinal in the finish. Decided I’m not the biggest fan of the maple barrels, similar off flavor in boltcutter, canadian, etc - cloying sweetness that almost has a licorice quality. This one similar to the 09 nemesis but I remember that one being much better.
Ferris (7577) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Rich malts, apricot sweetness. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. A bit boozy with the apricot with a yeast finish.