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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your perty 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. Its a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lehighbri (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Amazing aroma predominantly of scotch and caramel. Nice smooth earthy taste that has hints of vanilla. Aftertaste lingers a bit, but all in all really love this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5399) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2012
Dark red, light haze and a thin beige lace. Raisins, dry wood and raspberries. Nice sweetness, concentrated aroma. Solid amount of bitterness, woody taste. Pecan. Sticky yet not thick. Alcohol warmth. Good. (At ZZT V)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
12 oz. bottle, bottled 10/07/11, served in a Deschutes Snifter. A: Pours a very dark cherry wood with a deep body. An off-white head forms on the pour and dissipates to a nice ring and some floating wisps. Light really shines off this brew. S: Smells of bourbon with some light chocolate and subtle oaty malts. Very sweet smelling sugars as well. T: The bourbon is up front with some nice caramel malts. Bready malts, brown sugar and molasses create a nice sweet backbone. There is a slight vanilla sweetness on the finish with a little heat. M: Medium bodied, well carbonated with a sweet finish and some heat. O: The barrel is well integrated yet again in a Founders beer. This is sweet, but not overly sweet. Great beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-03-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (14103) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle @ ZZT V. Superb dark brown color with a dark red glare coming through, small beige head that disappears almost instantly. Smell malts, liquor, sweetish, oak, wood, bourbon. Taste malts, bourbon, wood, oak, liquor. Wow, I really like this one! Medium to full body, medium to full carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
@ZZT V. Copper to ruby colour with no head. Smells very sweet, wood, malty, some red fruit and it smells kinda thick. Tastes very sweet, lots of wood (oak), resin, nuts (hazelnut and almond). Quite great! Full body, low carbo, slightly silky.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle from whole foods, aged for about a year. Nose is all bourbon, flavor is molasses, bourbon, dark fruits. If you like your bourbon upfront, you'll love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadRobin (2815) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2012 On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC. This is the 2011 version, aged an extra year at Meridian Pint. Clear, very dark mahogany with a small head and very good lacing. Aroma of molasses, bourbon, dark roast malt, dark fruit, vanilla, toffee, caramel, dark cherry and plum. Taste of molasses, bourbon, dark fruit, roasted malt, caramel, toffee, oak and maple. Full/medium body and light/medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Poured from the bottle, this beer has a dense, dark, and cloudy chestnut brown color with a crimson-tinged halo around the edges. The aroma is intensely woody, giving an impression of being in a pine forest at dusk after a storm. There is also a mild, fruity, cherry-like sweetness that wafts out from under the wood. The flavor is similarly rustic, with notes of charred wood and dark caramel, but any nuance to the flavor profile is difficult to appreciate under a substantial alcohol heat. Overall, though, despite some identifiable faults, the total experience with this beer is still satisfying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8109) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle to taster. Looks solid; a semi-transparent Brown with off-white lacing. Smells good; malt and bourbon. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7850) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Thanks RamyG4 for this great beer. Pours hazy deep amber with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is loads of barley and sweet caramel with notes of oak and vanilla bourbon. Ripe fruit and wood. Huge dark fruity flavour with heavy notes bourbon, toasted malt and has a warming alcoholic finish. Great!

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