dphoxie (98) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is powerful. sweet malt and some smoky scotch aromas as soon as i pour this bottle. appearance is clean & pretty, almost a ruby bronze. Taste follows the sweet scotchy aromas. sweeter than i recall prior tastes. maybe a tinge of alcohol heat on the finish but otherwise very well hidden. palate is lighter than you might expect from such a complex brew but not offensive or disappointing. overall outstanding. I enjoy the hunt more than the actual consumption - but that happens with these type beers (the ones that trend on social media when released). Also - this is a style i donít often drink, so it is refreshingly different to try a malty beer when i tend to pick the hoppy option.
ColovianTrader (72) - - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 An incredibly complex beer. Aromas of rich woods, caramel and autumn spices. Rich caramel is most present, followed by an infinite array of other flavors. Oak, nutmeg, cider, mixed grains, dark fruits, hints of chocolate, bourbon... The list goes on. It all blends perfectly into a smooth, complex and delicious brew.
AndyReynolds (767) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can?t believe I haven?t rated this yet. May have a scrap of paper with it on it somewhere. Barrel aged fo sho! Great scotch/whiskey aroma with notes of brown sugar, vanilla, and some awesomeness. Great beer.
Beergeek23322 (1693) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/15/2011. From bottle. Pours deep amber to copper color with a tan head. Aromas of bourbon mostly but with malt, caramel and hints of smoke showing through. Near perfect balance and very complex. Spicy flavors with bourbon, caramel and hops. Definitely a keeper.
ReverendMoon (95) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bourbon, bourbon everywhere! And a little sugar. Alcohol is certainly evident on the tongue.
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tillmac62 (48) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark brown with red tints that has a very nice head and lingering lacing. Nose is of bourbon against a molasses, dark malt and chocolate background. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is a light medium. I was expecting a full medium body, but the lightness helps bring the bourbon flavor forward. The 10.2% alcohol is well hidden in this very well balanced beer. Bourbon against the molasses and dark malt backbone is the taste profile. Finishes with bourbon and malt sweetness with a touch of oak and a nice alcohol burn that lingers along with the oak. Another outstanding Founderís offering that takes Old Ale brewing to a new level.
OPIE788 (48) - - NOV 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Holy crap! Iím not a fan of scotch ales but this is insane! Nice dark rust color with almost ne head. Dark fruit in the nose. Nice thick feel with dark fruit and raisins. As it warms you get a big vanilla and alcohol flavor. Really good.
Bacterial (839) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Happy Gnome on Sunday. Yummy stuff! Nice bourbon nose. Almost no head. Sweet but complex and nicely warming.
JHillAustin49 (45) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2013 12 oz bottle pours molasses colored with thin off white head mild lacing. Smells strongly of the malt and a little smokey bourbon barrel. Tastes real strong of the bourbon woth some smokey vanilla and nuttiness. Sweet whiskey flavor sticks to the palate. Best consumed at a moderately warm temp...50-55 degrees.
suprchunk (1799) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby and toffee colored pour. Big light tan head. Plenty of lacing. Bourbony malt aroma. Some notes of raisin and vanilla. Taste of big malt. Some smooth peppery bourbon notes. Sweet finish. Pretty tasty.