fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a thick dark amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel sweetness, oak, and some bourbon notes. The nose leads into the same flavors and is very smooth and tasty. Mouthfeel is medium heavy with a slight touch of carbonation. Overall a very solid brew and is one I will buy again.
ReggieDunlap (3073) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a medium-dark amber color with a thin white head. aroma is complex with notes of dough, vanilla, and citrusy hops. flavor is slightly sweet and reminiscent of cream soda with a touch of vanilla and an oak and citrusy hop finish. mouthfeel is thick and smooth. a little sweet but very nice.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Three Floyd’s Brewpub. I think my palate was pretty much gone at this point, but it tasted a little thin and fizzy. Will try again with a fresh palate.
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy TheCheeseman. Dark brown pour with a thin off white head. Big caramel malt, toffee aroma with hints of earthy hops. Very bold caramel malt, earthy hop taste with hints of fruit. Alcohol is hidden well, very smooth and english BW like.
travita (3954) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is sweet, flowers, oranges, caramel, brown sugar, fruits, malts, and hops. The looks is orange to burnt orange in color with a decent beige colored head. Taste is molasses, malts, caramel, sugary, and toffee.
daknole (9114) - 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.