Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Draft. Dark brown with the aroma of malt, raisins, dark fruit, and chocolate. The taste was basically like the aroma but really sweet with astringency in the middle notes. The finish was of roasted malt and chocolate. Alittle too sweet for me, but good never the less.
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this beer on 2 separate occasions at South Philly Tap Room back in 2011. The forst time it was referred to as a Imperial Maple Porter. It was unfuckingbelievable. It was a one-off, so I never thought Iíd enjoy it again. I luckily stumbled back in on the right day and got to enjoy it again. This time it was called an Old Ale. It was even better the second time. Still to this day it is by far my favorite beer from Founders. I really wish they would brew it again, and again.
madmitch76 (12141) - , 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!
zdk (1789) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap at Barcade: yeasty cookie dough and biscuit. has a nice full body that gives the quality of warmth and fullness. Chewy and silky, packed with licorice and brown sugar. slightly resinous finish. damn tasty.
bmerz (588) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught 2010 vintage at Barcade. wow rich intense and drinking well though could easily last our even peak in a few years. Looks and drinks as a stout. Aroma is slightly lactic, light soy, a nice oxidized fortified wine element coming in, a bit of meat, and rich dark coffee roast. Flavor is very sweet, slightly cloying, with just enough bitterness which lasts with some burnt or tannin notes coming in. It is a bit harsh still on the palate. one hell of a beer.
jredmond (4594) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at barcade for the anniversary party. 2010 vintage. Pours a deep brownish black body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is sweet, sweet chocolate, molasses, and light smoke. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet chocolate, slightly cloying, molasses, dark fruit, plum, black cherries, wood and very light smoke. Very nice just a touch too sweet for my personal preference. Still stellar.
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at barcade. I love it, wife mehs it. Lots of dark fruit, deep boozy flavors. Not the best such beer, but nice.
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Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
A: Dark brown at first. When held up to the light, the beer actually seems rather clear. Maybe a change of title is in order. There is a small head that leaves just a touch of lacing on the snifter.
S: Sweet malt, alcohol
T: This is decent beer, but I was pretty underwhelmed. Black Biscuit is a bit too sweet, and the alcohol is not only very present in the aroma, it is over-involved in the taste aspect as well. The body could be bigger and fuller, in my opinion. There is a sticky sweet quality to the beer that limits my enjoyment of this brew to one snifter.
M: Thinner than I expected, with an alcohol burn in the finish.
D: Overall, an OK beer. Perhaps the hype is derived from the rarity. Iím glad to have tried it.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. First reviewed 4/6/2011. Served on tap at Local Option in an 8 oz. stange. From notes.
This pours molasses, nearly black. A small ring is the only head present due to a continuous pour form the tap. The small head actually retains fairly nicely. Spots of lace.
Molasses, caramel, figs, and burnt caramel malt wander into my olfactory system.
There is definitely a strong sweetness up front, with burnt sugar and molasses really driving the flavor. Roast and caramel malt add some further flavor, and then a nice blend of figs and other dark fruits provide even more depth. Some booziness sneaks in here and there.
The mouthfeel is slightly sticky with a very full body. Light to medium carbonation. Smooth, a little harsh and boozy at points.
Overall, Black Biscuit is very smooth and drinkable.
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
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft on tap at Bavarian Lodge Event (Lisle, IL). Iím shocked Iíve never reviewed this. Iíve definitely had it. A bit confused here. Either way.. Rating 2800. Pours an inky black thick pour, deep and dark opaque black with decent frothy tannish head atop, dies to a ring and laces small. Aromas are rich barrel, oak abd Bourbon mix with roast and toast, sweeter toffee, vanilla, gentle spice. Wet oak, some more sweet toffee, touches of dark fruit and oranges. Caramel. Initial is fuller bodied offering a strong heat up front, Bourbon and oak mix in, some fierce heat, moving into a sweet toffee and roast, toast, and gentle carmelization. Gentle vanilla, oak, and spirit. Good roast, some more molasses, cocoa, and coffee. Gets sweeter and mellow into the back, luscious and rich, inviting for a warm winter evening. Touches of dark fruit, orange rind and gentle sweeter citrus, more lingering barrel, oak, vanilla, spirit and sweet sticky malts. Touches of spicy anise into the finish as it warms. Pretty nice beer with some good depth and layers to get through. Well done, perhaps a bit hot but Iíll attribute that to this likely being a very fresh batch, the one that will see bottles soon. Anise caught me a bit off guard, but didnít detract as coffee, roast, and toast press on and stick.