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RATINGS: 607   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
On tap at the Glass Nickel clusterf*ck. Poured rich, deep black with a creamy cap of dark tan head. The aroma picked up deeply-roasted dark chocolate and coffee notes accented by sweet maple syrup, toasted oak, and some earth.. more of the coffee as it warmed up.. sweet overall and good, but not spectacular. The flavor rode the coffee again, which was very well-roasted at the base.. chocolate, vanilla, oak, and a swig of rum laced through there.. didn’t get much maple at all.. long coffee-ee finish. Medium-plus bodied with rising bitterness through the palate.. carbonation was on the high side and not ideal for this brew.. some good stuff going on here, but middle-of-the-road for the style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2370) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2009
#1350. On draft at Capones. Pours an oily black with a small light beige head. Aroma of roasted coffee, creamy dark chocolate and maple syrup. Taste of creamy chocolate, coffee and maple syrup. Very nice breakfast treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2009
On Tap at Capone’s in Philly. Super black with a short tan head. Smells sweet, smokey, and a little alcoholic. Tastes sweet brown sugar, burbon-y, maple, chocolate and coffee. Dark flavors, with an alcohol burn. Long finish, med body with lightly creamy mouthfeel. Not really appropriate for 11 am with a hangover, but rare enough to suffer for...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Wow, what a great beer. Had this little surprise on tap at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh. Looks a beautiful black liquid with a small but pillowy tan head. Smell is that great founders stout scent with some barrel and a little maple. Not as strong as I had imagined, but still very very good. Taste is similar to smell, reminds me of KBS with brown sugar. Coffee, roasted malt, barrel, brown sugar. Mouthfeel is out of this world, thick and low carbonated but not flat, a real pillowy mouthfeel with some coaty goodness. Worth the hype and drive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009 On tap at Capones. Pours black with a nice amout of tan head. Has a smell of maple, chocolate, and caramel. Has a smooth taste of maple, coffee, caramel. Sweet on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft at Capone’s. Dark brown, thin cream head. Nose of heavy vanilla, also some maple and roast malt. Smoky roast malt combines with chocolate and heavy maple, maple that sticks forever into the very long finish. Great melding of sweet flavors, lots of nuance despite the combination of sweet elements. Creamy body, long malty finish where the maple evolves as it sits. The balance in the flavor is better than anything else I’ve had from Founders.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheEpeeist (3399) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
On tap at Capones. Dark brown with some tan froth. Nose is chocolate, rum raisin and caramel with hints of maple. Body not quite full but still plenty creamy. A light tingle keeps it lively. Taste is caramel, mocha, a bit woody, with lovely veins of maple, vanilla and raisin. Finishes dry with mild hop bitterness. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Draught at Capone’s. Pours jet black, mocha head. Sweet maple aroma with touch of coffee, oak and caramel. Very sweet up front, nice caramel-maple aftertaste lingers with a slightly dry coffee bitterness. Incredibly smooth and far too drinkable. Agree with previous rater: 9.4% ABV is COMPLETELY hidden. Not much could improve this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of maple syrup, chocolate, slight roasting, and slight coffee. Poured black in color with a small, dense, light brown head, that diminished but lasted around the edges. Opaque. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet. Tastes of maple syrup, vanilla, light roasting, coffee, chocolate, and slight tar. Medium body. Slick, lightly dry texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, maple syrup vanilla, coffee, and tar finish is dry. 9.4%ABV is completely hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2009
After I missed it in GR I thought I would never see this...capones. Melow coffee a Burton nose. Low head and some lace. Ultra cream texture super hiden booz esp. Next to origional and kbs. All maple up front.

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