Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
BOttle. Big sweet malty/hoppy nose. Dark brown body with a film of bubbles. Taste-honey, mildly husky, sweet, medium spicy hops, caramel, very light smoke.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong roasted qualities, intense caramel, tootsie roll. Sour grapes in the flavor, with alcohol. Thick body and richness.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany in color with a small tan head. Nice bold sweet malt flavor, a little syrupy. A touch of smoke and dark fruit. The hops are more abundant than expected, a nice surprise, I like the hop bitterness. This is a very good bold beer.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice garnet brown with almost zero head. Aroma is richly caramel and toffee, chewy chocolate with a touch of light hops. The flavor has a nice bitterness to cover the mentioned flavors, and is thick and syrupy in the mouth. Perhaps a little overcarbonated. It still rolls down the throat nice and smooth.
mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Warm light mahogany color with light creamy tan head. Nutty aroma. Taste is a sweet lightly charred maltiness with dried fruit notes and just enough hop to break the sweetness.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
greatalcool caramel aroma, look good with a great hazelnut brown, with a creamy pale brown head and the flavor are a burst of alcool but smoothen fast after to leave the place to some butterscotchand a bit smoky
Lowe1983 (1349) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, spices, and a slight hint of alcohol. Flavor is the same, starts off with the dark fruits then gives way to the spices and then finishes with some smokiness, sweet malts, and a hint of hops. Decent bitter finish. Another good brew from Founders.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thsi beer pours a deep dark red / brown and has a very slight head. Tastes malty with a slight smoke aroma. Good stuff.
mtickles (1) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Rich golden brown color, slight tan head. Excellent blend of complexity in the taste. A slight bite in the finish. Overall excellent beer.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark ruby color with no head and lacing at all. Aroma is malty with hints of spices, raisins and plums. Mouthfeel is creamy and like a cola body leaving a sticky bitter finish. Alcohol is evident but not powerful in the aroma and finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable.