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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Barrel aged cross between an Old Ale and a Baltic Porter. Brewed with a lot of biscuit malt and molasses.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Muddy brown color with a light head. Aroma of hot chocolate, marshmellows and assorted chocolates and choco-kids cereals, and cream. Flavor has some light vanilla, bourbon, marshmallows cocoa, chocolates and light latte. Nice feel - very unique, well put together and tasty as hell. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6450) - Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2015
I was lucky to have this a couple times when it was released. Once from Party town into a growler and the other on tap at The Comet from combined notes. Pours an opaque dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have bi vanilla, bourbon, caramel, biscuity malts, molasses, dark fruits, maple, raisins, some alcohol, and it is sweet, but I enjoyed every drink of this when it was out and would love to see it show up as a Backstage release.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2014
EBF 2010. One of my all-time favorite Founders beers, complex chocolatey velvety beer with notes of bourbon and a touch of smokiness. Roasty. Want it again...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
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 I’d 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmerz (721) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5841) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2012
On tap at barcade. I love it, wife mehs it. Lots of dark fruit, deep boozy flavors. Not the best such beer, but nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2798) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
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. I’m glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
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.

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