MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home thanks to Jeppe.
Amber brown with a thin beige film. Big cheesey malt and bourbon are the order of the day. Huge booze, far too rich, some cardboard and just generally over the top and a complete mess. I’ve really enjoyed all the other Founders beers I’ve had as far as I can remember but this one is just awful. No finesse, no class just a big sugary sledgehammer that I really don’t care for.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting on 8/16/06: Dark amber/brown color with a thin beige head that starts fizzy but calms quickly. Thin spotty lacing. Aroma of whisky, coconut and dark fruits. Rich, smooth body with pungent malt, bourbon and other spicy alcohol flavors. The finish is all coconut and whisky. Definitely different from the norm, and seems pretty raw all around. I would be curious to try an aged bottle.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Poured a deep burgundy with very little going on in terms of head. Nose was of sweet Kentucky bourbon upfront followed by a sufficiently ample plum, toffee, cherry, and deep caramel presence behind it. Fuller mouthfeel with a whole bunch of malts (scorched earth, toasty caramel, and candied plums) and rich, well-placed bourbon overtones. Finish found vanilla and oaky notes to go with the aforementioned goodness. This was really good stuff!
jtclockwork (6914) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours reddish amber with almost no head. Nose is cherry, oak and medicine. Taste follows suit but is quite pleasant.
shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Peach, barley malt and alcohol aroma. Cloudy ruby-amber color with minimal head. Sweet light peach, barley and moderate alcohol flavor. Nice.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours a clear ruby orange with a thin white head. Soft alcohol on the nose, sweet fruit. Medium bodied, caramel and booze. Long slow bitterness on the finish. While not bad at all, I was surprised how I got more alcohol in here than in the barrel aged treatment I had earlier, which had a higher ABV.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Degarth. Thanks again. Poured a murky-brackish brown with no head. The aroma is kind of light with shriveled up dates, plums and raisins. Behind that I also smell a nice sweet caramel. The flavor is complex and not altogether smooth. The flavor starts with a bolt of alcohol then alcohol soaked dates, plums and raisins. That takes the taste to beyond midway where a sweet caramel flavor takes over for the main note. Also joining the fun is a roasted maltiness and some cinnamon. Excellent winter sipping brew.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rust color and hazy with a thin ring of bubbles. Smells of sweet malt, some light fruity hints, earthy. Tastes fruity and dry with some tea like hints on the finish.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: ruby red with touch of amber , mid shaded top , vintage ivory.
Nose: deep woody with sweetness of caramel paired with oak and alcohol. Touch of Bourbon ? Great depth. 8+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Woody , cask character , hint of Bourbon noted. Light bitterness with wet old wood feel on sides. Alcohol is well covered with some apparent warmth at finish. High quality sipper.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Low and quickly disappearing off-white fluffy head. Hazy red brown body. Sweet barley malt caramel fruity aroma. Heavily carbonated, high alcohol malty caramel fruity flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Long bitter alcohol aftertaste.