coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours medium brown, with dark ruby tinting. Minimal head forms and quickly dissipates. Lacing is thick and fairly sticky.
Big malty sweetness. Slight buttery smell with a touch of vanilla. Somewhat bourbon or scotch like. Mild hints of dark fruits. Mild fusel alcohol.
Big malts dominate here, also. Sweet and rich. Dark bread notes. Raisins. Nice caramel notes. Alcohol presence cuts the sweetness and offers a very nice amount of balance.
Full flavored and not for the weak.
For those who like scotch ales, or just plain scotch whiskey, for that matter, this is highly recommended.
Thick, viscous and oily. This one definitely qualifies as ’chewey’. Yet still smooth.
Very low carbonation levels.
This one is a good example of why I like Old Ales so much. Also, why Founders is becoming one of my favorite breweries. So much of their line is just damn tasty.
I could drink alot of these.
Sigmund (5345) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 9.8%. 50 IBU. Cloudy brown colour, low beige head of poor retention. Sweetish malty aroma, notes of caramel and oak, hints of dark dried fruits and alcohol. Not as sweet flavour as I feared, malty and oaky, caramel and dried figs, well balanced with the hops, a nice bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Would buy again.
jackafholmes (421) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Pale copper with small white head. Nice syrupy smell, lots of malt, bread and caramel. Sweet and strong with good balanced bitterness and warmth. Oily medium body and nice subtle carbonation. Very drinkable, a considerable achievement at this strength.
LetsGoState (624) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is small white head with hazy orange color. Aroma is sweet with some of that oak aging. Taste is spice with sweet malt with hints of the oak aging. Overall pretty good, but not great.
anthony850 (292) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty with high alc.
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closey22 (1022) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Amber reddish Orange hilites and rimm. Lacy offwhite head; aroma is sweet with bourbon notes; Flava is malty sweet bourbonish upfront some bitter hops later; feels thick creamy and slight fizzy bite; finishes grain dry and hoppy bitter some residual sweetness on the side
BenOver (126) - SLOVENIA - JAN 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours slightly blurry, red to brown in appearance, no head. Smell is very pleasant! First a sweet floral scent, followed by a slight hoppy note. It finishes with a sour smell. After a while, the oak smell really kicks in. A very interesting aromatic mixture. Taste is very bourbon-like at first taste. Low carbonation only ephasizes the whiskey like note and makes it an unique beer. Excellent beer!
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Huge aroma of honey with some mild spice. Tastes sweet with lots of clover honey, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and light spicy hops. 50 IBU of bitterness is totally balanced beneath the malty sweetness. Very good! Nice honey flavor comes through with sweetness and balance. Slight warming of alcohol, but the 9.8% is hidden well. Another fantastic beer from Founders!
johnnymusky (375) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
good stuff again sweet as hell...very good sippy warming stuff........ ......
Imaena (1915) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is a really nice old ale with nice deep caramel flavours and good alcohol warmth.
ABT_S54 (220) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle served in a Prearis glass. Pours dark orange/light amber with an impressive bubbly off white head. Aroma is of butterscotch and oak with a hint of vanilla. Taste is a little too sweet but not cloying. Complemented the (Chimay) cheese I was eating at the time perfectly but I would suggest a little on the sweet side for enjoying by itself. An impressive array of flavours with the maltiness and barrel notes giving way to the flavours promised in the aroma. Very good but could be better.