sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy dark amber, almost red liquid. Virtually no head. High sediment present. Aroma is caramel, alcoholic, corn, sugar; rich, complex and powerful. Palate is full, creamy. Low carbonated. Finish is very warm, nively bitter, long and powerful. Taste is sugar, alcohol, caramel; leaves a lovely warming sensation.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a medium white head. aroma is malt, molasses and alcohol. Taste is caramel malts with hints of alcohol. Pretty sweet to start off with, but has a balanced finished.
Sjohnh (353) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper brown, with a quickly vanishing head. Big aroma of burnt toffee, smoky wood and traces of umami and nut. Medium body. There is some fruity, orange peel barley wine like flavour in the background, sitting behind dark malts and strong caramel. Boozy finish. Powerful, complex, one to take seriously.
katrinaez (353) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Founders always had a way to make you buy more. I can only handle one at a time of this baby due to the thickness and abv. Good sweetness and spice which is balanced with hops
mcmisko (352) - New York, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a small head. Smells pretty malty, and earthy, with warm scotch notes. Taste like caramel, brown sugar, barnyard dirtiness and a bit of scotch. This fairly sweet, but has a clean and dry finish to it. Well balanced and flavorful. I like this and will drink it again.
pet3rman (352) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Fantastic barleywine hybrid is the best description that I can give. Big bold flavor with a heathy dose of etoh.
klm1 (351) - - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish dark brown. Oak aged in whiskey barrell, so taste of vanilla, with woody whiskey flavour and cane sugar. Strong alcohol note, so perfect for winter time.
EvanFriend (351) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet malt notes dominate; molasses, brown sugar. Some hop notes at the back, a faint hint of alcohol. I just had an AleSmith YuleSmith Summer IPA right before this, it’s killing my palate, I’ll have to rate this again
naivepegasus (350) - USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a thin film of off-white head. Notes of caramel and some toffee in the odor. Caramel in the taste, with some bread in there as well that fades into a hoppy bitterness, with some woody notes. I love Founders, but this is not my favorite to be honest. It’s alright.
AndresTM (350) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Beautiful aroma of eggnog, cinnamon, toffee, white chocolate fudge, vanilla horchata, brown sugar, old leather, and booze. The pour is deep amber with no head. The taste closely mirrors the aroma, being mostly sweet and mildly bitter, with a splash of alcohol. The finish leans dry and woody, with a slight oaky tartness that dies slowly. Syrupy palate with minor, prickly carbonation. Balanced, flavorful, substantial. Perfect for a winter evening by the fireplace. Oh, Founders, how I love you. Lovely!