Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fantastic Scotch Ale. Really reminds you of sipping on either a Scotch or a Bourbon. I wouldnít hesitate to try this again! Recommended.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured brown with a small creamy tan head that didnít last. Aroma of bourbon, fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Very complex brew with fruit, bourbon, and chocolate. Started off sweet with fruit and some sweet malt. Began to get harsh of bourbon. Finished sweet with some chocolate and caramel hints dancing on your tongue. I would like to see how this brew ages if the alcohol calms down a little bit. Overall really good with the potential of being great.
BuckNaked (1231) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Pailhead: Pours to clear reddish-brown colored body that actually has the color of cola, with a small tan colored head that quickly fades. The aroma shows some plums, dark fruit, and some light bourbon notes along with some mild charred wood. Taste shows some bourbon alongside a nice sweetness that seems to come from the malt but shows some vinous ripe grape notes, plums, charred maple, and some earthy, roasted malt notes. The alcohol comes through along with some bitter fruity hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, Iím not always a fan of bourbon-barrel aged beers but the blend of flavors is nice in this one.
bigrond (1347) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very good beer. IF you like bourbon....even better. I perfer my bourbon in a shot glass. thus I wonít rate this as high as others might. But it does have some flavor.
lampeno420 (321) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
canít believe i forgot to rate this last sat.
on tap at new Founders. Initial scent was great, smelled of old bourbon and tasted similar. taste of burned bourbon soaked wood with brown sugar and a little alcohol. easy sipper, wouldnít want to down it. nice sticky thick palate. After the draft I bought the last bottle on tap, and i need to find more :)
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Caponeís - First off, Iím a big fan of Bourbon Barrel aging, but not everyone does it right. Founders gets it - this is one smooth, sweet and delicious BA beer. Darker reddish-brown color with a light head. Sweet aroma that has a nice subtle bourbon-woody, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavor is at the perfect level of bourbon woodiness. Sugary sweet (mostly brown sugar), vanilla, and a slight bourbony finish. Tingly mouthfeel that is amazing. Wow - I was thinking of trading one or two of these, but I will do nothing of the kind. Really good BA beer that I am so ecstatic to have from a bottle! Thank you founders for getting this to my local bottle shop!
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared by BrianK. Had this also at EBF last year, and I think the bottle is even smoother and better! Pours a moslty clear medium amber with some woodey hints and a thin off white head. Aroma is lots of smooth bourbon with vanilla notes, earth, and some tar with lots of smooth malt sweetness- toasty and lightly bready. Full sweet malt mouthfeel and flavor with a balanced bourbon tone with wood, earth and vanilla to mix in with the full malt sweetness. No alcohol burn. Smooth and nice. Ill seek out more of this next time in PA.
jason (1670) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a nice ruby red body with thin head. Aroma is oak, vanilla, candied fruit, sweet malt. Flavor had all of the above with a nice smooth sweet malty body. The barrel aging did wonders. I wasnít sure what to expect with when I grabbed this bottle but Founders has hit a homerun with this one.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a dark caramel brown, vanilla whisky sweet aroma, smooth and complex palate, very nutty oaky and sticky, very good and smooth, fun to drink.
zethca (62) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark dark ruby brown pour with small tan head. Aroma is very sweet with hints of brown sugar and scotch. Flavor is bourbon, caramel, with hints of butterscotch. Mouthfeel is substantial and very very smooth with subtle carbonation. A truly well-crafted brew.