shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is definitely a great beer as you would except from founders, but It’s no backwards bastard.
hman43 (329) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours amber with a tan head. It does produce a fair amount of lacing as the head disappears. It has a brown sugar aroma mixed with caramel and spices. It has a strong taste of molasses and brown sugar, with oak flavors that compliment the flavors well.
mltort (9) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious. Started off peculiar. Molasses was especially nice in the after taste.
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour with a thin dirty white head. Caramel, vanilla, dank, woodne barrel, grass, booze, slight pine. Syrupy with soft carbonation. The booze is there but doesn’t overpower.
gringo332 (538) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is rich caramel, molasses and raisin. Taste has raisin to start with a strong woody molasses and alcohol finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color. Notes of molasses, licorice, dark chocolate, and earthy hops, Silky mouthfeel with a long finish.
VastActiv (2793) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Teurastamo, Helsinki. Colour is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, raisins, sweetness and malts.
arondee (561) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color with little to no head. Aroma is sweet and malty. The taste is sweet and thick with sugar. Lots of caramel and scotch ale type flavors. Decent.
lb4lb (2531) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smell is old stale malt. bandaid, gooey, caramel. Pretty smooth given the ABV, but not my favorite smell at all and flavor either. Decent, and better than the dirty bastard but far from anything i’d have again. kind of fruity, caramelly flavored malt. I can see how some would like this.
Jayb0 (1022) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice, holding up even at the end of a night of great, and usually big beers. The malt is dominant and rich but not cloyingly sweet. The alcohol is warming, not burning.
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-ish color. Nice-sized head, average retention, and thin, inconsistent rings of lacing. Smells like whiskey, brandy, or rum - and chocolate, of all things, along with the accompanying molasses. Maybe some fruit and cake, too. Well, that sure is different. Taste: mega boozy malt bomb. Oak. Very tart! Nose burns after first taste. Second taste: similarly potent. Also noticing lots of acid. Says it has the sweetness of a barleywine, but it’s not that heavy-bodied despite everything else going on. Wow. Definitely not having an entire bottle of this tonight. A small pour is more than enough. Some neat things going on here, but it’s all rather over-the-top. Recommended, but with plenty of caution. My eyes are even watering.