Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Pours a reddish brown in color with thin head. Aroma was dark fruit and booze. Taste follows with addition of malt and a slight earthy note.
agent_persik (440) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean copper color, small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, vanilla, whiskey, dried fruits, spices. Sweet bitter taste has similar notes. Medium body and soft carbonation, warming touch of alcohol. Complex and interesting ale.
woodychevy (439) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at a dinner party. Founders really can do no wrong for me.
Pours a reddish brown with a small white dissipating head. Nose is super malty, caramel, sweet, molasses. Taste is really smooth- the 10% alcohol is hidden well- although it is there in the finish if you pay attention. Taste is tons of malts- although it is not overly sweet- with earthiness, pine, vanilla, bourbon, and citrus coming to the party. Subtle and smooth. Kind of makes one wish for the local watering hole in a sea faring port on a cold stormy night.
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Corkscrew, Urbana, during their weekly Sunday tasting. I’m really taken by the notes of nutmeg and vanilla in this one, from the nose to the palate. The bourbon barrels add to a solid old ale rather than detracting. There’s a good hop finish. What’s lacking here is a heavy mouthfeel, and more candided fruit and spice that I might expect from an old ale. Its certainly doesn’t try to be a barleywine, so in some sense, its kind of a novel beer. One doesn’t see many bourbon aged old ales.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a quick, fine, light brown head. Nose is very sweet and fruity. Taste is mostly a sweet, semi-citrusy malt with a touch of alcohol and hops on the backside. Finish is sweet and a little oily. Solid beer.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a distinct oxidized sherry, raisin flavor. The nose is a bit off-putting but flavor in the mouth is much more agreeable. Drinks very well for nearly 10%. Body is lighter than expected.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Raisins, sugary malt, ripe pineapple.
Ap: Copper, a little hazy - almost no head, just a wisp of foam.
T: Vinous and burnt caramel up front, fair amount of sweetness - firm bitterness with a pronounced herbal flavor - grape, orange peel, and raisin - noticeable, but clean, alcohol heat - finish is tannin and herbal bitterness.
P: Medium-full body with medium carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Big, hearty beer - complex fruit and wine flavors mingle with a big grip of malt.
jahshuwuh (429) - USA - APR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky orange ish brown, ice tea like color. Very little head. Smells of oak, brown sugar, caramel, pumpkin spice, booze, earthiness, apple. Sweet molasses comes through on the taste with some brown sugar all smothered in oak, caramel, fairly boozy, little to no bitter. Little intense at first with a strong sweet, mellowed a little by the oak, booze is fairly apparent. Good overall.
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jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with thin cream head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, and peet. Very nice.
ChiGuy68 (426) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. It poured a clear copper with a frothy off-white to light orange head. Aroma is sweet malt, spiced caramel, and alcohol. Smooth yet bold taste of malt, liquor, and caramel. This Curmudgeon packs a punch. A nice warming beer to enjoy on a cold winter night.