Bule (834) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a little head. Huge maltiness and full flavored hops to balance.
rader58 (789) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark burnt orange. Aroma of citrus, pine. Flavor of caramel, citrus, raisin, pine, spruce. Has nice flavor, but just too intense to enjoy fully.
mstrcrwly (329) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle dated 6/30/14, poured into a tulip glass..copper colored pour with a thin white head..huge,bitter alcohol aroma along with pine,resin..boozy,bitter,hoppy,caramel taste..little too much of alcohol taste..a big beer..definitely a sipper.
Barnoloid (244) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Deep amber to red in color. Minimal head and lacing. This is a big and bold imperial IPA that doesnt feel much like an IPA. The feel is more barleywine - I know this has been said before but it is very close to the money. There is a sweet booziness here. Mouthfeel is smooth - the heat numbs your tongue and helps the beer open up as you get into it.
drsandman (366) - New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a big deep red amber, thin off white head. Aroma is heavy booze, toffee, caramel, pine, sugary malt, hop resin. Flavor is super sweet sugary malt & bitter hop resin. This thing is a monster, nose is aggressive toffee liquor. Not my favorite
Wittales (644) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear reddish amber with off creamy diminishing 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet pale, crystal, Vienna malts with slight orange candy, grapefruit and alcohol. Taste are malt sweetness upfront then gives way to slight orange, grapefruit, lemon, wood and warming alcohol. Palate are soft smooth creamy CO2 with full body, then lasting overly sweet finish. Just a tad too sweet for me.
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice beer, but overall killed by the candy sweetness. This could have been great. Caramel and toffee sweetness in the aroma, sweet malts in the flavor, a sugary malt bomb. No sign of the ABV though, although I suspect it will sneak up on me later.
jstonerock24 (142) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color. Aroma is strong with citrus and balanced caramel. The flavor is a bit boozy with citrus hanging around with a strong bitter finish.
hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I don’t understand why this is a 99pt. beer? Please tell me. Aroma is of sweet malt then some unrefined hop blend. Taste is sweet (like malt extract) with most of the hops buried under the syrup. Hops do not shine in any aspect of this beer. Syrupy and under attenuated. Finish is slightly bitter. Maybe better aged and used as a makeshift Barleywine of sorts. Sorry, this is my least favorite Founders beer.
GenDV138 (1645) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Clear dark amber with just over a finger of off-white head. Aromas of big malt right off the bat, citrus, toast. Tastes of citrus, malt, caramel, toast, some booze. Medium body with a dry and sticky finish. Medium carbonation. Semi-malty mouthfeel. Tastes more like a boozy amber ale.