pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Clear ruby-brown colour, medium stable beige head. Sweet aromas of caramel, dried fruits, brown sugar and raisins. Taste is heavily sweet with a lot of dried fruits, some dates, raisins and caramel, a touch of honey and some spices. Full body, soft carbonation, sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish, alcohol is well hidden. Great strong ale with rich maltiness.
badonkadonkaus (3) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easily one of my go-to beers of all time. Like having a home-cooked meal and dessert all in one
BrewBrain (158) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Sweet bourbon oak aroma. Clear ruby amber, small head. Sweet roasty very oaky flavor. Medium thick, low carbonation. Lingering sweet woody with modest bitterness .
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, deep amber with a creamy, quickly diminishing head. Nice aromas of malt and dried fruit. Great malt backbone with dried fruit. Another good Founder’s brew, one of my favorite Old Ales.
Cokemonkey11 (505) - - JUL 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/3 pint, keg. Pours medium dark brick red amber and very opaque, turning brown within. Perfect white tan head subsiding average slow. Scent is herbs, maybe oregano. Cumin and cinnamon both. Gingerbread scent - ginger? Old ale. Taste is very dense bourbon cask with a surprising fire on the way down considering the lack of ethanol taste, in spite of high ABV. Very intense. Finish is whiskey. Impressive. Great.
Zlotta (2161) - Hagen, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355 l bottle from ’P&M Getränke’, best before October 2016 (according to the import label which does not allow me to read anything from the original back label). Clear, deep reddish amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish, malty and a bit boozy aroma of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, honey, candied fruits and some plasticine. Very sweet, malty and a little alcoholic taste of lots of toffee, molasses, brown sugar, some honey, a touch of vanilla and some plasticine, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, a little alcoholic finish. Full body, sticky and oily mouthfeel, very soft carbonation. Heavy stuff, not that easy to drink, not completely round as wel. Still nice, but expected something more sophisticated.
Senap (614) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Här var de alkohol! Det märks att det är nästan 10% i denna. I övrigt en rund och en aning söt smak. Fint brun med hyfsat skum.
travelguy (5) - USA - JUL 10, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This ale has it nailed. Aroma of sweet caramel. Just enough hops to balance the rich molasses flavor. Mouth feel is big, rich and smooth. The best in class.
OminouSC2 (451) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color. Aroma has yeast, spice and some hops. Dominated by a malty taste, it has a nice layer of sweet caramel and a slight bitter hoppy finish. Well balanced.
E_leap (11) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a beautiful aged ale!, dark golden color, with light brown head, showcasing the sensational malts, and the molasses been used to brew this amazing beer, the aromas of sweet malts, with elegant hits of oak, and spices from the barrel aging, taste of lightly roasted malts, and the taste of the barrel aging is breath taking, the texture is full bodied , and very creamy, smooth and very easy to drink.