yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with an orange glare and a small off-white head. Aroma is dark malty and dense roasted. Smooth malty and light vanilla. Mild milky chocolate base. Smooth malty and lingering into the finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Date: July 16, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of lacy patterns, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate and caramel aroma, touch of dark fruits, hint of peppery alcohol
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, caramel and chocolate, sweet licorice, good dose of oak, sweet rum
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th February 2011
Opaque black beer. Tidy but short lived tan head. Slightly sour dark malts on the nose. Light smooth palate. Sweet dark malt. Traces of vanilla wood, bourbon and milk chocolate. All really well integrated. The wood gets stronger towards the semi dry finish. A lovely sweet barrel aged beer!
Tmoney99 (8777) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter at JeanRo Bistro. Poured black color with an average creamy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood and maple aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a standout beer.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Ryan - thanks! My handwriting started to degenerate at this point in the evening, but I know I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Clear reddish brown, flat. Aroma of raisins and whiskey. Taste is sweet butterscotch and roasted coffee. Nice.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at CAH. Poured a deep brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, molasses, dark fruitiness, maple syrup, and wood. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, maple syrup, marshmallows, molasses, dark fruits, and wood. Alcohol content well hidden. Nice...
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
black pour. Light tan head. Vanilla, licorice, toffee, cocoa. Flavor is sweet, vanilla, booze, and fucking delicious. Yeah.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (Extreme Beer Fest Night of the Barrels): Bourbon aroma that’s nicely subtle. Buttermilk, maple syrup & pecans. Pitch black appearance. Flavour again is nicely subtle bourbon. Sweet & sharp all at once. Nice buttery finish.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand-bottle shared by ryan at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of toasty dark caramel with some sweet vanilla bourbon oak. Starts with good dark chocolate and bourbon complexity with some toffee sweetness and a milk chocolate finish with a touch of roasty coffee. A pretty good barrel-aged old ale, but could use some time to mellow.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is thick and black with a rather minimal tan head on top.
S: The bourbon stands out a bit more than the other maple beers, but this provides a bit more vanilla and booze aroma. The maple is somewhat subtle and provides a bit of sweetness. The base beer gives off a bit of dark malts and milk chocolate with maybe just a touch of dark fruits.
T: The maple and bourbon are much more balanced here with the maple really shining through and providing a sweet syrup flavor. Vanilla from the barrel along with sweet chocolate and a bit of bourbon on the finish. The sweetness from the base old ale is primarily in the form of dark fruits and milk chocolate.
M: A really thick, chewy, and creamy feel on the tongue. Full bodied with a smooth, low carbonation.
D: This one is another in the great line of Maple barrel aged beers from Founders. A really top notch beer that I’m pleased to have landed a growler of.