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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale aged in 18-year bourbon barrels. Oak-y, bourbon-y and corn-y, this lil’ sucker retains its original crushability while adding the complex flavors of barrel aging. Get ready for the future of barrel aged beers...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Draft. Amber pour, frothy lacing. Smell is swwwt bourbon and vanilla. Flavor is a bit hot. Definitely a pale ale underneath. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Draft - pours a bright yellow . Sweet oak aromas . Taste is mostly bourbon and faint bitterness . Ok .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (1768) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2014
This is by far my favorite whiskey inspired beer. Tastes as closed to the real drink as can be with a beer. Fantastic!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3583) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Why would you bother to barrel age and EPA for a year and half? This mostly just tastes like barrel water. Pours blonde with ok head and lacing. Finishes like bourbon, tastes like bourbon. Texture like bourbon with the ice cubes melted in it. Tap at Founders event at Churchkey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
draft at Founders, clean golden pour, medium to lighter bodied. bourbony & vanilla notes. was not crazy about this one. too simple of a base beer to fully grasp barrell aging perhaps

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (461) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nice, unusual: bourbon aging a pale ale. It works! Bourbon on the nose and first hit on the palate, then a boozy, smooth creamy beer with little hoppiness or malt.
Earlier Rating: 2/22/2014 Total Score: 3.6
Draft in snifter. Pale, light gold. Aroma: medium bourbon, bread dough. Taste: smooth, light bourbon followed by mild bread dough and thin finish. Aging a pale ale in bourbon barrel seems strange, but it resulted in an interesting, beer unlike anything I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (371) - - MAY 3, 2014
On tap at brewery. Aroma and taste are overwhelmingly bourbon. Quite sweet as well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2188) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2014
Draft at butcher and the boar. Oak immediately evident in the nose. Hazy gold with a beautiful white head and lace that develops even before the first sip. Disappointing. Bourbon first flavor and a thin, dry finish. Expected more sweetness from 7.2%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2224) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2014
Wow sweet chewy bourbon, caramel, hay, bananas, and a ton of candy sweetness. Im not a huge fan of this. Comeon founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1940) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Échantillonné du Extreme beer fest 2014: Un liquide facile à boire malgré la présence démesurée de la vanilline. En la respirant on a l’impression d’être devant un verre de bourbon mais l’alcool ne se manifeste jamais en bouche.

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