Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks go out to a couple of BA’s who sent me one of these. Bottle poured into a snifter produced a finger worth of white head that settled down to a sparse lace. The color of the brew was a cloudy almost Macintosh apple red.
This brew sat in the closet for a while so I am getting some bourbon whisky like aromas coming from the glass. Some vanilla and a little barleywine note as well
The flavors are strong malts and candy sugar but the alcohol flavors keep the sweetness in check. This brew is thick and smooth in the mouth.
I was in the mood for a strong brew tonight but one is enough in one sitting. A likable Old Ale I will defiantly revisit this one
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle.
Medium amber, with a creamy tan head and sticky lace.
Sweet, rich, malty aroma, with caramel and toffee, a little raisin, and some mild hops. Smells like an aged barley-wine.
Flavor is sweet caramel, brown sugar, spicy hops. ABV is well hidden.
hohops (798) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Appearance is amber with a small, diminishing white head. Big aroma of caramel, raisin, malt and hops. Full-bodied taste with caramel and maltiness with a very bitter finish. Very good, does not feel like 9.8% at all.
edwardbass (789) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malt, sweet, barrel aged aroma. Very malt sweet taste with a hint of wood and the alcohol taste is obvious. That kind of turns me of a bit. Not one of my favorites from Founders, but this is still tasty ale.
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear light brown with a white head. Aroma is Aroma of dark fruits, roast, and molasses. Taste follows nose
aleigator (783) - GERMANY - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a decent bubbly head, with an amber, rubinred color.
Aromas of caramel malts with a lot of toffee and a small raisin infusion, while cane sugar and molasse build the foundation with hints of vanilla and rum on top.
Begins sweet, with bready hints, which get swallowed by even sweeter sugar and molasse. These stay in balance with wooden, leathery, heavy malts, wrapped up by a slick bitterness. Has an oily, spicy maltiness to it, with vanilla and cream underneath, which defines the character of this brew. It is still pretty sweet on the palate, but without loosing its balance, as it finishes with a gentle, hoppy bitterness of matured hops and oaky hints. The alcohol gets perfectly hidden by the sweet malts, creating a smooth mouthfeel with a slick finish, while being medium-bodied.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of caramel and dark fruit notes, as well as a good dose of alcohol. The flavor is similar. The caramel malt is pretty strong and provides a decent amount of sweetness. It is accompanied by some dark fruit and dark cherry notes, as well as some tobacco and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
På etiketten sitter en väderbiten herre i ensamt majestät med sammanpressade käkar och ser purken ut. Och tur är väl det. Om han öppnade det där svalget skulle ett område med en radie på allra minst tio meter förklaras hälsofarligt på grund av alkoholstanken. Drick med andra ord Founders Curmudgeon med stor försiktighet, om du inte själv vill förvandlas till en inre sumpmark.
Rando7 (778) - Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours ruby orange with whitish head. Malty aroma with hints of fruit. Sweet taste with caramel, malts, fruits, kind of a candi sugar taste at times. Finish prolonged with dull hop bitterness but just mild enough to avoid becoming unpleasant. Alcohol well disguised. palate thick and at times a little syrupy and sticky.
Overall a very nice barleywine/old ale.
Thechasm442 (775) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
100th review. Draft poured into a tulip. Pours a clear copper red with an off white head and amazing lacing. Aroma is molasses, bitter citrus, and some malt. Taste is sweet, orange, grapefruit, malt, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and sticky with little alcohol presence. Awesome beer.