mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) Poured reddish brown and almost clear with small and white head. Aroma was malty and smoky. Flavours were malts, smoke, chocolate, sweetness, hops, grass and bittereness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter.
Brandman (2818) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Brown tanned head, dark body. Very sweet caramel aroma, lots of dark fruits, plum and date. Some aroma goes towards belgian ale. Sweet and burned candy flavour with high bitterness. Although flavour is less overwhelming than aroma.
arventresca (567) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours brown with a tanish head. Smell of malt. No description of the type of beer this was on the list so I thought it was a weak brown. Pretty nice tame flavor in my opionion.
rader58 (867) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 Pours a medium dark brown with hues of red. Aroma of molasses and roasted malt. Taste is sweet. Flavors of molasses, peat, and grass. An oily, creamy texture. Nicely balanced with sweet malt coming through.
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red almost brown color with a small bold white head.Nose is bready with a hint of toast.Taste is ALL MALT...maybe a little hops on the backend..The mouthfeel is smooth and luscious throughout.The alcohol is masked due to the heavy malts.Pretty good beer.Not my fave from Founders but a pretty good brew.I can see why many people would enjoy this beer.
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from the bottle. Poured a dark brown with a hint of red, also had off-white head, not alot though. Aroma sweet, with hint of fruit and caramel. Tasted malty, with hints of licorice and sweet fruit. Finishes strong with a lingering sweetness. This beer was a great experience.
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. From København, Denmark.
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny white head and some floaters.
Yeast, dried fruits and caramel in aroma.
Dark bitter hops and yeast in flavour.
smith4498 (3500) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade with phaleslu. Pours reddish brown color with light tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and peat with a hint of smokiness. Sweet malty flavor with some peat, earthiness and some mild smoke. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Peter.
Gachupines (1241) - USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance is a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, with some licorice. Flavor is malty with that same bittersweet flavor noticeable in the aroma. Finish is smooth with a slight sweetness that sticks to the tongue. Quite pleasant, would definitely recommend.
Borresteijn (6282) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle at Beer Temple. Hazy reddish amber colour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, some yeast, lots of malts, dried fruits. Resembles Great Divide Hibernation Ale, but lacks some hops. Flavour is sweet, malty, dried fruits, light spicy, yeasty, light bitter hoppy finish, bitterness lingers a bit. Medium to fullbodied, soft carbonation.