BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím a fan. Pours a light copper with a cream colored head. Aroma of apples and oak which was odd. First sip was sweet bourbon and hints of maple, caramel, candied sugar, and hints of citrus. Medium body medium carbonation good mouth feel. I didnít detect much heat and I had no problem putting half of this down during a bottle share.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber on Xmas day. Figure I need something that will last hours since we are stuck inside with no place to go. This is the most forward bourbon tasting beer I've ever had. Severe burn age too. Sweet is right. This will last 3 hours sipping on no doubt.
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blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a thin white head. Sweet malts and molasses, with bourbon and some light peachy fruity notes. Good, not great.
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber body with abundant sediment, thin buff head. Caramely, sweet nose with brown sugar and lots of bourbon and oak heat. Hot body with lots of oak, bourbon, and a hot, bitter finish. Lots of candied malts lend a nice firm sweetness. Still relatively wispy and liqueur-like due to the alcohol heat.
kayres (661) - , Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange, clear. Thin tan head. Big sweet vanilla nose. Medium bodied, sweet malty vanilla. Smooth. Oak. Sweet finish
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden/amber with very nice bubbly white head. Aroma of pineapple, alcohol, honey, vanilla... the aroma itself is very complex... bodes well. Filling mouthfeel, quite sweet, with a distinctive pineapple like flavor. Big time warming sensation in the finish... like sipping on a nice bourbon. Ok, wow, this is really good. This is a sipper, but given itís lighter body Iím actually looking forward to taking down the whole bottle. Well done!
chucklemation (919) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 Copper/amber color. Has a candied bourbon flavor. Taste is strong bourbon with a sweet syrupy finish. Smooth, has a nice full body feel. Very tasty and warms you up.
jtclockwork (11792) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Blippsmas. Pours cloudy gold with off white head. Nose and taste of bourbon, maple syrup, caramelized brown sugar, oak, caramel, fruit and vanilla. Full bodied.
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to EricTeusink for busting this out to cap a big night of drinking. One thing I will note is that Founders does a crazy good job of incorporating barrels into their beers. Smooth buttery (in a good way) bourbon, big splashes of vanilla, some touches of fruit, maple, sweet (almost cloying but stays on this side). Just lots of rounded out bourbon blended nicely in a big sweet beer. Delicious but I am a Founders fanboy.
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dixie Bar & Grill. Cloudy brunt orange pour with a white head. Fruity aromas. Huge caramel, mild Irish Whisky, tropical fruit, and oak notes. The nose is tropical fruits. Above average body and mouthfeel. A little too hoppy for taste.