JHillAustin49 (49) - 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 (1802) - 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.
barn0216 (305) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from bytemesis, big thanks. Not much foam from the pour to go with a deep molasses brown color. Terrific aroma combining the sweet malty characteristics of a scotch ale with cherry bourbon. My knock would be that the aroma is not very strong. The flavor adds wood, walnuts, char, vanilla. Noticeable whiskey but it never forgets to be a beer first, which is a problem i often encounter.
Prufrockstar (452) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - thanks, J! Pours cola brown with minimal white head. Nice legs on this one, too. Aroma full of sweet dark fruits, vanilla, oak, and maple syrup. Taste: whoa - this is cool. Taste is sweet, following the nose to start, but follows through with a really nice smoky, charred, vanilla / oak character. Alcohol present as well, but in a way that is wholly pleasant. Lingering alcohol warmth. Palate: full body, slick, coating texture. Overall: this does indeed excite the palate. Damned nice beer.
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 (82) - 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 (85) - 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 (4943) - 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