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RATINGS: 1656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Nice dark pour with ample head. My first impression was chocolate, vanilla and malt. After reading the description, I would add scotchy. Give it a try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1858) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2011
had this on tap at founders today. light brown in color with small head. not a huge amount ofoak aroma but it is deffinetly in the taste very easy on the palate not over bearing on the alcohol. over a very good beer but goes down too easy for 10 percent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2009. Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is of scotch, caramel and malts. Very clean and smooth, scotch, caramel, malts, some resin. Lots of alcohol left in the throat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Poured from a bottle. Deep brown in color with some head and lacing. A few floaties too. Bourbon and coconut on the nose. Dark malts and bourbon in flavor, hints of chocolate and coconut. A slight alcohol going down, nice and warming.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunbar72 (136) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle, thanx to tkrjukoff. Pours brown with a small, light brown head. Aroma of oak, vanilla and malt. Very oaky to the taste, alcohol, vanilla. A bit oily.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (316) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Love what Founders puts out and this one is no exception, 12 oz bottle served into a snifter. Pours a nice deep brown with a thick beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is deep and filled with vanilla and oaked whiskey and caramel. Taste is rich and toasty, with oaky flavors, chocolate covered cherries, and roasted malts. Finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is oily with a mild carbonation. The whiskey barrel aging adds a great flavor. Yum!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cruchr123 (29) - St.Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a darkness snifter. A- Pours a ˝ finger head dissipates quickly, carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass, dark muddy brown color, really cloudy, splotchy lacing, nice bubbly lacing around the glass. S- Big bourbon aroma, dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol is present, malt, some spice. T- Bourbon is definitely present, bitter sweet, vanilla, oak presence, caramel, brown sugar, some spice, sweet malt. M- Big mouth feel, crisp finish, nice burn from the alcohol, well carbonated. O- This is a big beer, really enjoyed the big bourbon flavors, not over powering but really balanced, really impressed.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1677) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Big, tasty beer. The barrel flavor is a simple, though, imho. It smells great. Big vanilla, oak, brown sugar, molasses and a lot of caramel. It’s a bit on the sweet side. Taste is similar but the barrel flavor gets a tad harsh and isn’t quite as enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth and while it’s fairly thick, it could be even thicker. Deep amber brown in color with a sudsy beige head. Interesting beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2012 Bottle @ home, courtesy of HandsomeBrew (thanks Ben!) Dark orange/brown appearance with a tan head that disappears pretty quickly. Bourbon, caramel, toffee, and oak in the nose. Creamy, soft mouth feel. Lots of caramel, toffee, moderate bourbon, light smoke, nutty flavor with a touch of fruitiness. Toffee, bourbon aftertaste. Great brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2011
12 oz bottle from fear025, thanks man. Clear deep amber brown with a small, dense head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon, oak, dark fruit and smoke. Flavor is smooth sweet caramel malt with hints of smoke, bourbon and alcohol. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a long, smooth, malty finish. So glad I got to try this, now I need more. Lots of dark malt flavor with mild smoke and great barrel character and not overly sweet. Great beer.


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