Bif (1679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours adark amber color with a small head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, and hint of booze. Taste of malt, dark fruit and spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Nice but expected a more robust beer.
mR_fr0g (5257) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Sourced online. Nice bright orange, light amber coloured pour with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is nice raisin, apple tart, caramelised sugars, little Warming alcohol, Flavour is composed of caramel, toffee, little solvent, spicy apple tart, little tequila, Palate is full bodies, moderate to high carbonation. Hot alcohol in the finish. Decent barley wine.
malkyore (277) - - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced like a teeter totter with twins on it. I guess.... It’s equal parts really bitter and really sweet.... The word roasty comes to mind... But yep. Good.
tekstr1der (131) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It seems this thing needs to mellow while sitting for a while. As served, it was a murky light brown with quickly dissipating off-white foam. Smells of cooked sugar, booze, and wood. Flavors are too varied. Some sweet molasses with alcohol and oak. Slightly rough finish/linger of woodiness. The first disappointment I’ve had from Founders. Perhaps expectations are high here.
sinfull (1062) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma of spices , vanilla , caramel , dark fruits. Sweet , caramel taste with notable note of oak , some fruits , candies and hint of alcohol.
Leighton (13855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Fergus. Pours mostly clear orange with mild particulate presence and a frothy off-white head. Lots of ripe and tangy fruits in the nose, some berries, caramel, spices. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with gooey malts, some cinnamon, rich berries, subtle spice, some leafy hops. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Finishes warming and lightly sticky, with some further spice character, toffee, bread, slight dates. Good stuff.
Scopey (8834) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Fergus. It pours orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is sweet, juicy, lots of dried fruits, raisin, sultana, fruit cake, muffin, candy and spice. The taste is bitter-sweet, woody, leather, toffee, honeycomb, fruit cake, loads of dried fruits and hefty booze with a warming finish. Fullish body and average carbonation. Pretty big on the booze, but not bad anyhow.
jflopsu (816) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty orange with white head. A barelywine type aroma and taste with raisins, dark fruits, and dark alcohol. Additional tastes of spices and honey. A nice citrus and spice aftertaste.
Jyrsa (186) - - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cherry red with large head. Herbs, sweetness and bready wheat. Frizzly with a sweet after taste.
spatenfan (52) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle.
Good rich malt flavor with hints of raisin.