njnut (424) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle a reddy copper with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, strawberry syrup, alcohol and caramel. Something, I’m thinking the alcohol maybe, made my eyes water. Aroma is complex. Taste is hops, floral and citrus with alcohol. I get alcohol all the wAy through and late in the finish some sweetness hits, candy sugar like, before the bitterness hits. Body is fairly thick but slick. Warming. Alcohol heavy for sure but not oft putting for me.
axl (472) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear redish with beige head. Aroma is caramel, sharp hoppines with spicy, grapefruit and citrus notes and warming alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel, grapefruit, mango, dry citrus zest and again almost spicy hop notes. Fairly heavy almost rough mouthfeel, medium carbonation and lasting bitter aftertaste with pressing alcohol warmth.
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ale Arsenal. Clear copper-amber. flavor is really geared to the malt/sugar. The high alcohol shows itself with high residual sugar. A very good beer, but would love a little more attenuation.
cobaink2 (385) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bottle rev in Raleigh NC. Looks deep caramel and tastes of it as well. Older hops in this maybe because of the age. It's quite sweet unlike a 120 ipa. It's a little underwhelming but should have tasted it younger.
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willisread (2141) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Thanks Gregg! Tons of toasted caramel, toffee and very malt-forward on the nose and palate. Well-balanced with the malt doing the heavy lifting, but the hops shine on the finish and leave a nice bitterness. This feels and drinks a lot more like a hoppy barley wine. Still good stuff.
argeru (27) - - JUN 18, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle date of 5/10/16, into tulip. Goes in smooth without a fuss, head fades quickly. Smell a sweet citrus liquor, amaretto, Tuaca, caramel, malt, nose stings slightly. First sip is divine...more caramel, bitter northwest hop, vanilla, bit of nut oils perhaps...pecan or almond, slight grape/raisin, a bit chewy. Lots of dextrose here for our little friends to gobble up. Long pleasant finish. Not as fragrant as I had hoped, albeit still perfectly executed. Bravo Founders...Bravo
Hoprider (360) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a small white head. Nose sadly has too much bitter caramel malt and so does the taste and this is even somewhat fresh. I know that this is what you expect for the style.. There is hop bitterness pressent and sweetness to but I just dont get this sort of unballanced overkill. Semi bitter, boozy and malty aftertaste.
Andrew196 (1326) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a big boy beer. Beautiful....Reddish - marmalade in color, light beige. Sweet caramel, florals, resiny hops and citrus. Not as boozy as I expected on the tongue, everything came together exquisitely, chocolate notes, pine, grapefruit..... a basket of liquid awesome.
Deadpool37 (56) - - JUN 13, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep amber floral citrus fruits aroma taste is sensory overload hops are amazing just a great beer speechless
beern (21) - Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a deep amber brown with a taste of malt & pine with a slight note of orange & a mild caramel finish. A 12% Tripple!
Cousin_Larry (863) - - JUN 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at WOBFest 2016. I should have just set up camp at this booth and had nothing else all day. Really flavorful, malty beer. Good coffee and chocolate taste with less burn than you would expect from a heavy imperial. Thank you, Founders.