MarkPine (7) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours caramel colored. Great taste of the molasses powers through, very rich and silky to drink. Great beer to enjoy in slow sessions.
Crash26 (11) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt bomb! The smell is malts, caramel, molasses, and a little nuttiness. Taste is amazing. Tastes of maple, caramel, raisins, malts, oak, and no taste of alcohol, but does give a nice warming sensation going down. Another amazing offering from Founders.
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TheBear11D (169) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Old Curmudgeon pours a clear ruby red color with a small beige head that doesnít last long. The aroma is raisin, caramel and earthy. The flavor is earthy, raisin and caramel. Overall this is a nice brew.
fitwitchik (179) - USA - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a Founders Brewing Co. snifter clear caramel.
Aroma is sweet-so sweet with some booze reminds me of maple syrup.
Flavor reminds me of a strong barleywine with more malt. Rich & thick. So nice and well done. Each year I look forward to this brew & each year I am happy to consume. Satisfied.
Leveejr (55) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big sugary aroma with slight alcohol. Caramel malty taste with a lingering hop bitterness
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StevieT (399) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a thick, cloudy dark orange, tiny off white head, sweet aroma of molasses, strong warm oak barrel flavours and a sharp alcohol punch. Itís not a beer to be slammed down fast, but prefect to savour.
DrunkSanta410 (192) - Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Maltitude. Poured into a glass, appearance is dark amber with little brown head. Aroma is sweet blend of malts, with notes of caramel, maple syrup and brown sugar. Smells nice. Taste is very malty, again caramel malts, hints of molasses or maple syrup, some roasty / toasted notes as well. Slight bitterness, but not a huge hop profile detectable. Easy to drink. High ABV is not noticeable. Palate has low carbonation, robust mouthfeel. Not bad, a little too sweet for my taste.
jayzz (203) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer as is expected from founders. Nothing to be said that hasnít already been said... sorry.
ajnepple (1685) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Johnís Grocery ($4.49) and poured into a snifter at home. Brown appearance with a small tan head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel, molasses, dark malts, chocolate, earthy hops, oak, dark fruit, toffee and licorice. Similar flavor, rich and malty with medium sweetness and minimal to light bitterness. Full body, slick and smooth with soft carbonation. Pretty complex, a great sipper.
orangenblu62 (21) - Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden in color and a bit hazy with a thin head. First sip bites with a 9.8 APV. Smoothes out after a while. Fruity but slight bitterness. Bourbon overtones. Definitely a sipping beer.