Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
35cl bottle. Amber orange, thin white head. Caramel heavy aroma, with berries, figs, and sweet shortcake, touch of oakiness. Lovely deep caramel in the taste, lots of red berry, shortcake malt, light pine, some light vanilla, spices. Long berry, caramel and light pine finish. Medium/full body. Slight booziness. A lovely fireside beer, more good (and amazingly well-priced) gear from Founders.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into Snifter.
Slightly hazy dark amber-brown, almost has a pinkish-red tint in the light. Thin head, slight lacing.
Sweet and malty aroma - dark fruits (plum?, raisins?) and bourbon. Some alcohol and English hops detected.
Sweet malt goodness. Caramel, toffee, bourbon, vanilla, plum and raisins with a slight English hop counterbalance, which is most noteworthy on the aftertaste. After warming more, I swear I tasted coconut.
Low carbonation, with a full, smooth, slightly chewy body. Nice warming effect.
Another good sipping beer from Founders, who continues to impress me. Watch out Bellís!
tfontana (721) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Aroma is mild bread, caramel. Appearance is mainly clear light brown with some large dark sediment floaters, huge sparkle, finger-width creamy beige head with poor retention and decent lacing. Taste is mellow sweet caramel and bread with perfect amount of oak to complement the flavors and take it to a whole new level. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with creamy texture and nice smooth finish. Overall, an understated aroma and unfortunate dark floaters but taste and mouthfeel really shine. Founders knows oak.
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into snifter, little to no head, clear deep ruby orange in color, boozy aroma. Definately tastes like most old/strong ales I've had with a smokey and sweet touch. Not bad, not chuggable, should come with a cigar.
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Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Courtesy of Juart. Pours a dark hazy murky brown with no head to speak of. A little rimming. Aroma is a rich sweet toffee with a decent oaky bourbon nose. A little chocolate covered fruit too. Sweet flavor. Almost an almond joy. Definite presence of the oak and bourbon with some vanilla and caramel. A nice fruity balance with all of the deep flavors. Body is rich and leaves a good aged scotch flavor.
bjakk (717) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Redbronze, clear, with yellow coarse foam. Malt, molassis, and alcohol in the aroma. Malt, caramel, alcohol, raisins, with alcoholic aftertaste.
Bierridder_S (716) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwinís platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening
Hazy brown, lots of particles, little head. Fruity, some wood, caramel. Taste is softer than dirty bastard but mouthfeel is nicer, a bit thicker. Some wood notes, vanilla, a bit port.
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2010 Pours a muddy brown with sediment in the glass. The head was dense and lasted for a spell but eventually faded but never failed to leave attractive lacing behind. The aroma is wonderful and complex. Full of sweet candied sugars, plums, vanilla, oak, prunes, and caramel. This has a very rich aroma making this a very enjoyable smelling beer. Rather heavy mouthfeel coats the palate well. Initially, flavors of sweet plums and prunes are notable. The taste then changes to brown sugar and light spice like cinnamon. More complexity provides butter and butterscotch and a sweet lingering finish. Fantastic!
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells fruity and boozy. Just a hint of hop aroma. I had a year old version (2011) on tap and a new bottle 2012 both this week. Both amazing. Very sweet and dangerously smooth. The only thing that could make it better is aging it in maple...well thatís another story.
S_Side_Smitty (715) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown with a small light tan head. Aroma is malts and maple syrup.taste is nice. Sweet syrupy malts up front, chalk in the middle, and a significant bitterness in the finish. Flavors, though not overly specific, are balanced and blended well.