polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of sweet caramel, vanilla, maple syrup, bourbon, wood, almonds and dough. Wonderful. Medium copper/amber hue with a small white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Lots of large particulate as well. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily with soft carbonation. Overall I really liked this one. Very complex aroma that keeps getting better as it warms. Alcohol is very well hidden and mouth-feel is spot on. Thoroughly enjoyed this one.
BeerandBlues2 (10241) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is honey, cookie and biscuit malt, vanilla, ginger, pear and apple esters. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness, spicy alcohol, vanilla, dates and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma of spiced hay and caramel vtaste us bitter and floral straw. Tasty.
conway (1687) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark clear copper. Sweet caramel bourbon aroma. Taste adds lots of vanilla, oak, slight hint of maple syrup and huge alcohol sting. Rich smooth palate. Very sticky. Very huge beer and very tasty, if not a little too sweet.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber pour with a thin dense white head. Nose is sweet malt, maple, and some Bourbon. Taste is Sweet Bourbon, French Toast... Really unique experience. Boozy is almost an understatement.
AndyW68 (1159) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is sweet and bitter. Having trouble describing it, but I like it.
MaroonOrange (137) - - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Orange to gold in color. Lots of maple syrup and bourbon come through. Sweet and smooth palate. Definitely strong and a surprising amount of hops on the finish.
Advocate_Ames (448) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden amber with a dissipating head, leaving a soft ring of foam that hugs my glass. The aroma is of malts, rich wheat, oak, bourbon, moderate maple sweetness, booze, light hops, and vanilla. The flavor is of sweet crystal malts, mild maple, vanilla, and sweet bourbon. The finish is sweet, boozy, and had a mild bitterness. Overall what a great drink. It is worth trying.
dogfish120love (1016) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Publick House. Pours a dark orange with a thick off white lacing. The aroma consists of notes of cherry, maple syrup, candy apple coating, vanilla and bourbon. Very sweet, but not cloying.
drpimento (2298) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured at a good temperature with a large, foamy, frothy, cream-colored head that settled after a little bit and no lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is hugely malt, caramel, bit of spice. Flavor’s like nose, massively sweet, with a little bitter and tang to balance. Body/carbonation good. Finish is like flavor, long, slightly boozy. Not one of my Founders favs.