bellco33 (686) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle into tulip: Pours hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma bourbon, oak, smells nice but can definitely tell sweetness is coming. Taste is way too sweet (it’s in the name, after all), bourbon comes through but so does the ABV. Also very nutty tasting. Sticky, cloying mouthfeel, full body, I don’t like it but I also don’t like overly sweet beers. At least I got to say I tried it!
reggiedunlop (3637) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a hazy orange amber with a thick white head...good lacing and retention. aroma has some mild fruity sweetness...almost cognac...lightly boozy and bourbony...sweet. flavor has vanilla and earthy hops...lightly oaky and mild boubon...maple sweetness, citrus and bourbon really giving a cognac note...enough oak and hoppiness to cut through the sweetness. mouthfeel is full and resinous with a dry oaky/earthy/boozy warming finish that lingers for quite a while. awesome!
Jimsal27 (291) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber out of bottle with beautiful one finger head. Aroma vanilla, bourbon, toffee and booze. Taste of sweet malt vanilla bourbon, toffee and even a hint of the maple syrup. Full body creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Very nicely done. Maybe missing a tad bit of bitterness to offset sweetness.
bmulder87 (9) - Belmont, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma has strong scent of bourbon with deep hints of maple. Taste is smooth and boozey. Great beer for relaxing in cold winter weather. Warning: only consume 1, any more and you won’t be driving!
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, vanilla, maple, bourbon, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, maple syrup, caramel/toffee, fruit, spicy hops, and some licorice; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but pretty cool.
beechner224 (1017) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smell is bourbon, sweetness. Taste us bourbon up front, then syrup comes in strong in the after taste. Little alcohol warming too. I like it.
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Frothy eggshell head, hazy burnt orange. Cotton Andy in both flavor and aroma, marshmallow, toffee, sweet but it too bad. Fluffy body, with solid carbonation. Grows on me as I sip.
koleminer20 (2218) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Founders. The pour is a slightly foggy coppery gold with a mild white head that quickly fades down to a small ring around the edge. There is a slight spotty lace that's left. The aroma is very heavy on the booze. Beyond that, the small subtle hints of bourbon and vanilla protrude and the ever light presence of maple. There is a nice sugary caramel note as well, which makes for a nice complex nose. The flavor carries a small burn of alcohol on the first wave, and then the aromatic characters come through. The sweetness is surprising, and the bourbon and maple syrup bourbon tones mesh beautifully. The aftertaste is sweet, with vanilla and caramel notes that linger, with a nice mild hoppy finish, and the mouth feel is great. Not too thin, lingering flavors, great coverage. Another Founders success!
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Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nah, NO WAY. This is diabeetus in a bottle. Extreme cloying, not a fan of this at all. What a way to completely waste bourbon maple barrels. Founders, you are really sucking at these backstage series
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma is burnt sugar and alcohol. The pour is a light caramel gold with a thin white head. The taste is intensely sweet with some caramel apple and golden syrup notes. The palete is medium with faint effervescence. Overall a great wheat wine for those that don’t mind intensely sweet beer. But coming in at $18 per bottle in GA this is a pricy pour.