HeadyDE (410) - Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour at tasting 2012 version..aroma is big and bold with booze and woody notes.mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth yet full bodied with obvious warming presence..very tasty indeed..
Dr_MedievAle (107) - USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle dated 4/19/12. Poured into wine glass.
Appearance: Cloudy topaz. Thin white head. Sporadic lacing. Aroma: Scotch, Cherry, Butterscotch. Taste: Cherry scotch that eases into a mildly sweet butterscotch. I know that butterscotch is usually regarded as an off flavor, but I like it in this beer lol. I think this bottle was improperly stored at the HyVee I found it in. Palate: Thin but slightly sticky.
fakebeersnob (102) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy amber color with little head. Has a sweet taste (maybe some vanilla in it...but sweet malts and caramel or toffee too), but with an oaky presence. Initially I think of bourbon age due to the oaky flavor and the hint of alcohol, but further drinks disproves it. Low carbonation. Has a sticky mouthfeel that I enjoy. It is a sipping beer. Had it on bottle and on tap.
Abio (1507) - Waasland, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit murky orange-brown coloured beer, a good head. Nice mixtures of malts, sweetness, slightly some wood. There is alcohol inside that gets trough somewhere near the end together with a nice biterness, but afterall it does not kick in hard. Even better as expected. Really tastefull and a nice mouthfeel.
FenrisWolf (36) - - SEP 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Dark fruity aroma. Not overly sweet palate. Pours a beautiful dark auburn color. Finger width head. So pleasantly surprised by this craft.
erickok (3050) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-amber bdy, glowing, light hazy and with stable beige lace (which I would have liked bigger). Leaves, dark fruit, dark spices, sweet malts. Really quite nice. Even better though is the taste, with powerful rich swetness balanced by piney hops. Warming alcohol burn in the end, which fits the style well. Bit of a spice-bitter aftertaste. Powerful stuff for a rainy autumn night. Also pairs well with food, with its vineous and sweet character. Very nice, fits my taste very well. (355ml bottle from Dranken Geers)
teddybeer (2056) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Orangish colour with a light beige head with medium lasting. Aroma is light caramel, toasted malts and spiced. Flavor is quite similar as aroma with slightly hints of wood, mild sweet with a light bitterness in the final.
tdmuel (244) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark honey/amber color with a small off white head. Very sweet and malty nose, lots of dark fruits, caramel, some light spices, and a touch of alcohol. Dark fruits are strong on the taste as well, some caramel and molasses, candy sugar, smooth, sweet, a few "holiday" spices I can’t put my finger on, and very malty. I need to try this fresh again to compare the two, though this is pretty damn tasty.
stefannilssons (1271) - SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
det här var lite av en besvikelse, men bara lite. Smaken var intressant och komplex med toner av aprikos, malt, örter och något som skulle kunna vara någon form av konfektyr. Kroppen var bra och stabil men balansen uteblev helt, dock var det synd att alkoholen sken igenom lite.
markextrae (603) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home. pours a copper / amber color with a white head. aroma of a lot of toffee, and caramel. strong smell of the alcohol. taste of malts, toffee, caramel some fruits. sweetness kicks in in the aftertaste. unique taste of al the sugars etc... would like to taste more of those founders beer. if someone would like to help me out... let me know please.