Doofgoblin (495) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Over the top toffee flavor...The aroma is very rich and malty. Taste is similar with a hint of booze. Perhaps a bit of age will mellow the flavor. Itís all the sweet rich character I like about an old ale. This is a good one.
gpekar (494) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy, rich, dark, orange amber with some bits of sediment suspended in the beer. There was a tall beige head at first, but it reduced to about 1/2" rather quickly and just a film eventually. There was a good caramel/toffee sweet aroma and just a hint of chocolate. The beer had a thick creamy texture with a good toffee flavor and a nice alcohol warmth upfront. The alcohol and hops leave a bit of a bite and the warmth lasts well into the finish. There is a nice bit of a bourbon flavor as well that comes through. Excellent beer!!!!!!!
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Hazy, red color, a touch of brown with an almost nonexistent head. Very fruity, candy-like, taffy, and pina colada in the nose. A very unusual flavor profile. Coconut prevails. Tropical oil, candied sugar, alcoholic warmth, and a balancing bitterness to a nicely syrupy palate of jaggery? sugar-like flavors.
SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle - Poured a deep copper color with small head.
Aroma - banana bread, yeasty and alcohol.
Flavor - Medium mouthfeel, yeasty and grainy.
Palate - average to light carbonation. Long strange aftertaste.
Overall - alright beer, silky smooth but aftertaste is strange.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle just a little over a year old. i believe that this is from the 2006 bottling. i have been trying to drink this for last two months but something always comes up.....but not tonight. pours thick clear dark copper almost brown with a nice tan head that disappears into a thin film. aroma warm vanilla brown sugar caramel oak bourbon......with something slightly musty about it....or maybe dusty....the aroma has something of an old....aged feel that I believe for some reason would be there without the age. very nice. flavor sweet caramel vanilla with a light spicy black pepper bite. very nice finish. sweet caramel vanilla spicy warm black pepper alcohol light raison notes that all melds together to create a warm lasting impression on the palate. full thick mouth feel. very nice smooth high gravity beer. very nice bourbon presence.
benpickens (487) - Camarillo, California, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful clear red with a light head and carbonation. Smells like Jack Daniels with oak notes. Obvious whisky notes with a dry finish. One of teh most interesting beers Iíve had - hard to believe itís a beer and not a whisky!
LearninBeer (487) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is a touch sweet, very light malt. Not enough aroma. Pours a cloudy copperorange, off white head, fully diminishing, little lacing. The flavor is a light sweet. The body is full, creamy, very good.
Garbageman (487) - 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.
likeatrainwreck (482) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deepest red copper with a shortlived off white head. Boozy aromas of sweet malt, plums, dried fruit, port... flavours follow suit, with oak, molasses... soft carbonation, and a thick, sweet body. Fine sipping ale.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good beer as is expected from founders. Nothing to be said that hasnít already been said... sorry.