boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured amber/orange-ish with a thin, off-white head. Sweet and malt driven. Lots of oak, wood-like and vanilla flavors. Can taste some of the alcohol in the finish.
jesperhammer (4053) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
17-OCT-2009, bottle @home.
Beautifull orange with dissappearing head.
I put my nose in the glass, and thankfully it is just as anticipated:-)
Wonderfull orange aroma, spicy, and bitter.
Flavour is more of the same. Nice but low carbonation, and then the loooooong aftertaste that is just right in bitterness. Fantastic beer. Really well-made.
JohnnyJ (5335) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red/amber with small to non existant head. Caramel, toffee, sweet heavy malt, bread, honey, and a hint of vanilla. Good beer, lots of malt.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a small head. Nice strong malty sweet flavor with a lingering finish.
Davetopay (53) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is about as near perfection as it gets. Fall is here, the air is cool, and the beer has backbone! MALT backbone. Balance is always the key when it comes to strong ales. Itís so easy to over hop in an attempt to keep up with the aggressive malt flavors you find in these beers, but Founderís is keeping things in line balancing the sweet, caramel, toasty, chocolatey, bready, toffee, and coffee notes with the earthy, spicy, and bitter flavor of the hops. It is a super smooth drinker and the almost 10% abv is so well hidden I didnít notice any of the usual phenolic notes you sometimes find in high gravity ales. I plan on stashing some of this in my "cellar" to see how it ages.
skortila (5132) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma has caramel, raisin, lots of hops/pine, bit dusty. Clear, red-brown coloured with an off-white, medium head. The taste is bitter, bit caramel sweetish and citric/piney. Some wine/wood tones. Lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Nice.
aaaaaaaaaah (64) - Warren, Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Small creamy light brown excellent lacing. Amber body with small particles. Solid one step toasted roasted initial flavor and a crisp finish. Heavy beer.
Svesse (7701) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Monkís Cafť, Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, wild berries, caramel, earthy hops and a touch of oak wood. Malty taste with dried fruit, caramel, some chocolate and earthy, slightly citrussy hops. More than medium body, slightly vinous with some malt sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Vey nice beer.
Tessic (1027) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale poured a dark orange colour with a quickly dissipating, light tan head. To the nose there are scents of ripe fruit, scotch, butter and rum. First taste is very smooth and creamy with a whisky/rum like flavour along with thick malt and butter flavour. The finish is thick and sweet with the bourbon flavour lasting throughout.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light, milk chocolate brown with a mid sized off white head. Big, rich nose. Sweet, with a definite hit of alcohol. Heavy bourbon on the nose. Thick, heavy on the alcohol. Wood tannins. Sweet toffee and vanilla. A lot, almost too much going on. This has to be the bourbon aged. I really donít like it as well as what I tried on draft in the past.