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RATINGS: 1520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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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.


4.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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.

3.5
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (755) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hamilton23 (612) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
QuezXLV (401) - Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Burgandy color but no head. Definite aroma of the oak barrels; sweet but heavier like a red wine. Slight bitter (but enjoyable) taste with hints of coconut. Feels heavy on the palate with an almost perfect amount of carbonation. This is an outstanding and unique beer. I sometimes hesitate when giving ratings this high, but I cannot justify going any lower. Great selection!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Bottle pours hazy burnt copper with a tan head. Aroma is boozy with notes of bourbon, caramel, and a touch of peat smoke. Flavor shows the same with the oak making itís appearance as well as brown sugar, vanilla, and bourbon soaked cherries. Overall body is moderate, with an underlying sweetness and nice warming alc on the finish. MMMM.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (553) - Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Mmmm....pours nice dark brown. Aroma is of what else? Bourbon. Taste is like drinking carbonated bourbon. Very tasty if you love bourbon. If you donít like bourbon? Donít waste your time or money.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Poured dark with decen head smelled and tasted sweet oaky vanilla and bourbon with aftertaste of bourbon

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle: Pours a brown/amber color with modest head. I had this brew on tap at a tasting event and it blew my mind. On bottle was no different really - I think this brew is incredible, really. It is a symphony of Scotch, Oak (It doesnít dominate at all ;) ) Big caramel malts, smoke is questionable, and dark cherries is quite questionable but either way. Amazing.


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