revtork (6) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice beer overall. Tyranenaís "Shagginí In The Wood" is a good equal and may surpass it.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although its good, itís not stunning, so I donít understand the hype. Nose is pleasant and its quite warming in the tummy.
strattonspeaks (77) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown, rich, gnarly red. Thin tan head. Fat aroma of dark fruit, bourbon, and dough. Hits of wood, bread, and cherries ride a magical Scotch Ale sweetness. Little punch of bourbon, warming alcohol. Thick and smooth, sticky by the end. Delicious.
Brentv (78) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Holy cow, this is one mindblowing beer! Poured from the bottle a rich hazy caramel brown with light brown head. The aroma is huge and deserves a long time to enjoy just that - bourbon and caramel and toffee and dark fruits and sweetness. Flavors match. The 50 IBUs are just to keep the sweetness almost in check, but the flavor is definitely sweet and full and huge. This is one to be sipped and enjoyed slowly. Itís all the more special as I sought it out and found it on a trip to Michigan, and was only able to bring four back to Oregon - itís not available within 1000 miles of home. Man. Founders has a winner with this one and itís a shame they donít distribute out west.
PorterPounder (4940) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, thin mocha colored head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and molasses. Bold flavor with some molasses sweetness, some over the top bourbon notes, a touch of cherries and vanilla. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. A little too boozy for my taste, but in small doses sits well. A bomber of this would have been too much.
novice101 (103) - - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one the best beers I have had in a while, pours a darker brown color with a small head. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, scotch prevail throughout the beer. Very enjoyable
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great dark beer that packed quite a punch. Poured supper dark with malt, vanilla, oak, and alcohol notes. Sweet nose and long finish.
VRH (37) - Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking the 2012 batch, cellared for a year. Pours a rich cloudy reddish brown with a minimal head. Aromas are creamy butterscotch, vanilla, milk chocolate, hints of berries, & wood. Flavours of mellow bourbon, and maple added on smooth palate; Excellent!
pcstuck (42) - Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tulip. More of a dark amber color with thin lacing. Oak, caramel and roasty notes with a very slight bourbon scent. Very little carbonation and smooth. Slight alcohol warmth in the taste. Vanilla, caramel and oak also come through. Good scotch ale
EtTuCthulhu (730) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer pours a beautiful cloudy brownish red color with a thick yet small tan head, and the aroma is pure heaven: a mixture of toffee, leather, booze, roasted and caramel malts, and a hint of cherries. The taste is mildly sweet, slightly umami, and a touch sour, mixing together in such a way that toffee is the flavor at the front with a robustness easily taking over. However, the palate is so much more seductive as a result of the full body, boozy yet malty finish, average carbonation, and creamy texture, which seems odd but is actually the perfect combination.