daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Glorious orangish pour. Very small head. Aroma is very interesting. I got some fruit notes, syrup and good malt. Flavor is very unique with some spices, fruit, sweetness and yeast. Damn good. I would like to be able to drink this on a regular basis.
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange/copper color with a small head. No retention. Aroma of bourbon, brown sugar and vanilla. Taste has a little dark fruit along with the sweet brown sugar, bourbon and vanilla. Also some sourness throughout, maybe close to peaches. Just a little warm. Very nice.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy brown, with a great off-white head. Big aroma, lots of peat, caramel, sweet malts. A classic Founders complexity, lots of varting fruit tastes underlying behind the main malt character. Sweet, but not cloying, strong, but not boozy. Nutty finish... pick it up, if you can find it!
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 12oz bottle thanks to TURDFERGUSON. Pours a cloudy, dark amber with no head whatsoever. Nose of roast malt and hint of peat. Taste is of roast malt and some fruit. Mouthfeel is creamy with alcohol warmth noticeable.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another nice offering from Founders. Pours a cloudy yellow with a grapefruit pink hue. Aroma is slightly boozy, with some malt and a nice mix of fruits. Flavor is full of bananas and cherries, with a lot of malt throughout and a touch of apples and ice cream. Tastes similar to a banana split in beer form. Touches of raisins and yeast. A little too boozy on the back end, but otherwise very nice.
Palidor19 (2936) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pretty good, taste of malts, wood, mild fruit, some burnt malt. tasty a good mouth feel . I love the look like a deep amber. good overall.
nick76 (4213) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is complex with butterscotch, sour-tropical fruit, caramel, oak, and a touch of peat. The appearance is dark amber with a medium head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall this is a very good beer.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks bro! Pours a ruby color with lots of particulate and a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a few streaks of lacing. Aroma is caramel, butterscotch, dough, some alcohol, and dark fruits. Taste is thick, caramel malts, raisins, and figs. Finishes with a bit of alcohol burn.
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a glowing red with a beige creamy soapy head. Caramel malts doughy and rich with alcohol. Fruity malt flavors. Red fruits, apples, cherries, with strong alcohol following through. Finishes with a charred peaty bitterness that’s dry and lingers. The charred bitterness is intense yet not overdone. Tasty beer.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Capone’s: Poured an orange/reddish color with a small head. The aroma was sugary dark fruits. The flavor was raisins, grapes, plums and sweet malts which hides the alcohol well. Overall, an excellent beer by Founders.