demitriustown (1011) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz Bottle: Plum, roasted malt, bourbon, oak. vanilla, and some sugar notes consists the aroma of this brew. Appearance is an almost opaque dark brown to black with a little light creeping through the actual brew. Taste is Bourbon big time with later the sweet malt and woody, oak, vanilla, and roast textures peaking through. Finishes with an almost vanilla ice cream/ shot of whiskey like taste. Overall, I love this brew. Great tasting and very complex. Thumbs up to Founders!
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany pour, almost no carbonation. Aroma is bourbon all the way, sweet and vanilla. Flavor is bourbon, oak, vanilla, slight chocolate with some dark fruits also. Big caramel sweetness but not a lot going on other than another barrel-aged beer.
MaxxDaddy (362) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from iowaherkeye (thanks!). Pours dark brown with miniscule head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, toffee, maple syrup. Taste is very malty indeed, with caramel, toffee, and bourbon playing together nicely. Palate is slightly thick and sticky. Finishes sweet and slightly alcoholic. A very well done beer.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy mahogany with a small head. Aroma was strong bourbon, oak and vanilla with toffee and brown sugar. Taste was very sweet; just a hint of dried cherries. A bit of warmth. If you like big bourbon beers, itís made for you.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks eclectic! Dark copper, creamy white head. Rich smoked vanilla nose sits on undercurrents of bourbon, oak, and toffee. Boozy caramel and vanilla balance on hints of cherry and wood. Full bodied, soft carbonation, warming, lightly sweet finish. Founderís rarely does wrongÖ.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from BrianK. Iíve been looking forward to this for a while now. Love Founders, love Scotch Ales. Canít complain about the correlation of the two. Pours dark molasses brown with a thin islandy tan head. The nose is malty and sweet, and has a touch of bourbon and molasses there as well. Taste is sweet, rich, thick and full of a big bourbony malty feeling. Overall nice but has a bit of thinness after a while. Could use a bigger backbone.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks dra19! The color was deep amber/brown. The head was thin, off-white, and fizzy. The aroma was alcohol, brourbon, and sweet malt. The flavor bourbon, alcohol, sweet malt, and some spice. The palate was thick-bodied. The finish was warm and long-lasting.
emacgee (3746) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Thanks dra19! Excited to get to try this one. Pours a nice ruby brown with no head. Sweet aroma, malty, alcohol, sweet bourbon. The flavor is rich, sweet, alcohol, nice bourbon flavor, obviously present but subdued, malty. Dry warm palate. Nice lasting finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. Bottle (SAYS 8.7%ABV): Malty aroma of smoke, alcohol, bourbon, oak, and coconut. Poured chestnut brown in color with a tiny beige head that diminished immediately. Cloudy. Lots of floating particles of different sizes. Medium sweet flavor. Tastes of alcohol, bourbon, chocolate, smoke, tobacco, and copper. Light to medium body. Thin, lightly stick texture. Average carbonation. Malty, tobacco finish.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2008 Bottle from Capones, sampled with Stegosaurus. Wow Odd. Amber/brown pour with a spice bourbon aroma.A sweet oak and vanilla flavor was present with a lot more going on. Really good.