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RATINGS: 1762   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunbar72 (136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma of oak, vanilla and malt. Very oaky to the taste, alcohol, vanilla. A bit oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Love what Founders puts out and this one is no exception, 12 oz bottle served into a snifter. Pours a nice deep brown with a thick beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is deep and filled with vanilla and oaked whiskey and caramel. Taste is rich and toasty, with oaky flavors, chocolate covered cherries, and roasted malts. Finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is oily with a mild carbonation. The whiskey barrel aging adds a great flavor. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cruchr123 (29) - St.Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a darkness snifter. A- Pours a ½ finger head dissipates quickly, carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass, dark muddy brown color, really cloudy, splotchy lacing, nice bubbly lacing around the glass. S- Big bourbon aroma, dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol is present, malt, some spice. T- Bourbon is definitely present, bitter sweet, vanilla, oak presence, caramel, brown sugar, some spice, sweet malt. M- Big mouth feel, crisp finish, nice burn from the alcohol, well carbonated. O- This is a big beer, really enjoyed the big bourbon flavors, not over powering but really balanced, really impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1864) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Big, tasty beer. The barrel flavor is a simple, though, imho. It smells great. Big vanilla, oak, brown sugar, molasses and a lot of caramel. It’s a bit on the sweet side. Taste is similar but the barrel flavor gets a tad harsh and isn’t quite as enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth and while it’s fairly thick, it could be even thicker. Deep amber brown in color with a sudsy beige head. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10374) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of HandsomeBrew (thanks Ben!) Dark orange/brown appearance with a tan head that disappears pretty quickly. Bourbon, caramel, toffee, and oak in the nose. Creamy, soft mouth feel. Lots of caramel, toffee, moderate bourbon, light smoke, nutty flavor with a touch of fruitiness. Toffee, bourbon aftertaste. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2011
12 oz bottle from fear025, thanks man. Clear deep amber brown with a small, dense head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, oak, dark fruit and smoke. Flavor is smooth sweet caramel malt with hints of smoke, bourbon and alcohol. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a long, smooth, malty finish. So glad I got to try this, now I need more. Lots of dark malt flavor with mild smoke and great barrel character and not overly sweet. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4284) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours deep ruby mahogany with a small bubbly beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, dark fruits, madeira wine, raisins, sweet, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is like aroma, medium body, warming alcohol, lots of barrel. Finishes sweet malty and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nisse666 (5891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 ....re rate Bottle from SB cons 2014-03-18 Göteborg Keep old rating, but add bourbon barrells and vanilla to arom and flavour description/notes Bottle shared thx to tkrjukoff cons 2011-07-09 Sätila AR: scottish butter fudge, oak AP: caramel colored body , fluffy head F: roasted malt, plum wine, vanilla from the oak, watery, warming feeling more then alcoholic, fizzy, tutti-fruity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (16898) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Amber/brown beer with a beige head. Oaky aroma, nicely balanced with toffe, vinous and weetish notes. Oaky malty flavor, woody, sweetish, nutty, a bit vinous, some alcohol. Lovely strong beer that really is smooth and well balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Tasted on 7/6/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Lush West Town, this is the 2010 version, but I can’t find a bottle date. Pours a clear, dark amber with a bright red tint and a thick tan head that slowly settles down into a thin layer of even lace, leaving thick residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is strong with vanilla, cinnamon, and oaky bourbon, along with a light cherry undertone with a ton of caramel maltiness as well. This beer smells almost exactly like a manhattan cocktail. The flavor is much the same with the sweeter malt up front, moving to the very oaky vanilla and cinnamon bourbon, a hint of cherry, and a bit of burnt caramel bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long vanilla bourbon, caramel malt, and lightly burnt bitter finish.

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