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.
jflopsu (750) - New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rusty orange with white head. A barelywine type aroma and taste with raisins, dark fruits, and dark alcohol. Additional tastes of spices and honey. A nice citrus and spice aftertaste.
Jyrsa (148) - - APR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cherry red with large head. Herbs, sweetness and bready wheat. Frizzly with a sweet after taste.
spatenfan (45) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle.
Good rich malt flavor with hints of raisin.
Dorkenstein (22) - - APR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is of earthy hops and alcohol. The taste is of caramel, earthy hops, pepper, oak and alcohol.
Voodoo (411) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a red hued amber with loose white head which disappears quickly......aroma of honey, raisins.....taste is thick mouthfeel with raisins, figs, caramel, booze, slight bitterness in the end and slightly metallic.
gegwilson (1798) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Pours deep amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of pear drop and alcohol. The taste starts sweet with banana, caramel, pear drop, light spice, vanilla and some woody notes. Warming alcohol. Very tasty.
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Insanely beautiful lacing. Faint nose of lightly sweet nose. Full body. Tastes of spices -- almost a Christmas ale with nutmeg, allspice. Touch of orange. ABV not overwhelming in taste profile.
hopwine (491) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nose is intense plum/prune/vinous/synthetic cherry. Flavor is same... Oddly fruity for the style with caramelized/burnt sugar in background. Caramel cough syrup? Wtf
olr1984 (1233) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. caramel molasses and malt taste
CpyNPrnT (474) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of fig, raisin, other dark fruits, yeasty, taste is more dark fruits, molasses, yeasty, very thick on the palate, moderate alcohol, pretty good!