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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your ’perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6701) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
Bottled from Cracked kettle Hazy dark amber. Small tan head. Vinous oak in the aroma. Soft and smooth. Sweet oaky flavour; cedar. Vinous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 28, 2011
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Goose Island pint glass. The color is a deep maroon with about finger and a half of foamy brownish head. The smell is malty with some nice bready aroma and an interesting caramel aroma. Things seem to be well balanced even here in the nose. The taste is sweet malts and some bourbon barrel overtones. Some oak flavor is there throughout the flavor. Some nice bitterness that goes back into a sweet malt flavor. The feel of this beer is bold and complex with plenty of flavor to dwell over. Bitterness it countered by some sweet malt and things seem to battle back and forth but always seems to even things out toward the end.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (4920) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014 La description faite par Founders ne pourrait pas être plus exacte. D’ici à 2 ou 3 ans de maturation, j’ai l’impression que la perfection sera atteinte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RamyG4 (324) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 27, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Bottle. A dark red beer with a thin creamy white head. Sweet aroma of strong bourbon, some coconut, a little coffee, caramel. Taste is sweet, with some hops; bourbon, coconut, alcohol. Full bodied, dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (875) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark copper with burnt orange hues. Aroma of scotch, cherries, smoke, oak, caramel and a touch of vanilla. Flavor is cherry, oak, smoke, coconut, bourbon, caramel. Wow, very flavorful without being too over the top. Well done!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Newk (299) - - OCT 26, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. pours a dark amber color with a small head. complex and deep nose with aromas of malts, dark cherries, spices, raisins, and a hint of smoke full bodied and really smooth with real deep flavors of caramel, malts, dark cherries, a touch of roast coffee and some toffee This is rich and big. It holds the alcohol very well and is certainly not a gulping beer. The feel is really good and deep

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (5124) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Woody, malty aroma has a strong overtone of bourbon - no surprise there! - and a hint of molasses. It pours a luscious clear dark caramel with a decent light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Rich, malty flavor has notes of molasses and horehound with a strong but not fierce bite from the bourbon and a woody, slightly fruity undertone. Smooth, fizzy texture has average body. Overall, delicious and recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2013 Reviewed on November 25, 2012, new review reflects score
Bottled October 8, 2012.
Appearance: The body is a clear mahogany with no head at all.
Aroma: This is very complex with oak, vanilla, dark cherries, and bourbon. I love the aroma here.
Taste: This is balanced absolutely beautifully with like smoke, oak, bourbon, dark cherries, light bourbon, and some earthy notes and peat on the finish. This is great and wonderfully complex.
Palate: Thick and syrupy with light carbonation.
Overall: This is not only an excellent beer, but it is priced very well. I don’t think that there’s a better value in bourbon barrel aged beers, if there is I’d like to see it! This is wonderfully complex with a lot to pick apart.

Cellar Review: Bottled October 5, 2013 (10 months old).
Appearance: The body is a beautiful garnet with great clarity. The head is short and doesn’t last very long. The tan coating is sparse with a thin ring.
Aroma: The aroma is huge vanilla with oak, and a touch of bourbon backing on the initial sip. Upon swirling smoke and cherries are noticed with sweet malts that remind me of toffee.
Taste: The intro is strong of black cherry, fig and hints of smoke. Vanilla and watery bourbon are noticeable from the mid-taste to the finish. The finish lingers a bit of oak and is a touch dry. This drinks like complex, but watery bourbon.
Palate: Thick with light carbonation.
Overall: Time hasn’t done anything good to this. I won’t age this again, it drinks about perfectly fresh.
Ratings: Ar: 7, Ap: 4, Ta: 6, Pa: 4, Ov: 14

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fishbrew (13) - Holland, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle purchased in Holland, MI. Enjoyed at room temperature. Phenomenal beer. Aroma is sweet malt, cherry, and oak. Malty sweet flavors on the front end, followed by a smooth tropical coconut/pineapple oak flavor and sufficient bitterness to balance it out. Mouthfeel is viscous and oily. An amazingly balanced, well crafted beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
12 oz Bottle that I got when I traded for a bottle of CBS. It pours a dark brown color with little head. It look more of a red color when it is held up to the light. The aroma is full of bourbon and vanilla notes. It tastes like a very solid, well made barrel aged old ale. I am very impressed.

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