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RATINGS: 1765   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your íperty 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. Itís a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5223) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2010
12oz bottle. Aroma very strong of roasted malts. Itís like this beer doesnít have any hops at all because the malt is so strong. Also has a strong oak finish. Nice rich texture. Worth trying, but it might be a little too malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
A: Dark brown with mahogany hues to it. Small off-white, creamy head. S: Lots of bourbon going on here. This sits atop a fairly-strong caramel malt base with some buttered notes. T: Again, the bourbon really comes out. It layers a nice complexity on top of the underlying notes of oak, caramel, and malt sweetness. M: Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Not too hot, but a pretty good alcohol warmth to it. D: Pretty drinkable, and sips especially quickly for a beer with so much bourbon. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-03-2009

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nwiseman (198) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours cider brown with very little head. Aroma of sweet caramel, wood, and bourbon. Focus on the bourbon, but cloves, apple, molasses, and hint of cherry is also apparent. Crisp feel, with a medium body. Wish a I had a dirty bastard tonight to compare with this, but it is quite delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfox670 (75) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2010 On tap served in a snifter. Pour was a caramelized ruby with one finger of light Carmel head nose was bourbon and dates. Taste was was much like the nose but with a slight hint of wood and peat. The bourbon was bit extreme for my tastes but nun the less another great offering from founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle, thanks to zdk for sharing. Clear dark brown with some off white head. Aromas of vanilla, molasses, malts, and alcohol. Full bodied with a bit of heat from the alcohol. A bit of an oaky, earthy note comes out more on the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2010
This 12 oz bottle poured red, cloudy, and almost still into a snifter. Powerful aromas of bourbon, vanilla, and maple syrup intermingled with a flavor that gave off the slightest hint of cotton candy. Itís hard to imagine disliking this, but equally difficult to imagine quaffing more than one. This is a delightful aperitif or nightcap, though, and yet another treat from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very dark amber/brown with a tan head, aroma is of sweet malt with wood and a hint of booze, the flavor is very sweet on the front end with an intense burnt wood flavor with booze on the finish that warms the insides.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2010
aroma- vanilla, oak, whiskey, dark fruit, chocolate. pours deep red/brown. taste is chocolate, cream, whiskey, oak, coconut, caramel. palate is creamy, full bodied, some carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 Bottle pours dark brown with thin off-white head. Malty aroma. Sweet taste with bourbon, malts, scotch, caramel, vanilla, oak. Palate thick bordering on syrupy. Finish brief with a little hops. Alcohol apparent. Nice, almost has a barley wine feel to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 20, 2010
Poured from a 12oz bottle from Tytoanderson. Thanks Bro! Pours a very dark brown with minimal head...lots of lacing. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, and smoked peat. Taste is loads of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar. Smooth and very drinkable at 10.2% This is an amazing example of the Scotch Ale style. Awesome stuff. It is right up there with Alesmith Wee Heavy and Meantime Scotch Ale.

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