zubblwump (52) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 22 oz. draft at BW3. Medium dark reddish color, nice head. I could detect almost no aroma. Smooth taste, with a pleasant bitter finish. Good, but not great. Just not doing it for me...
babymammoth (60) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pearler. Riding the veil between malt sweetness and just being way too sweet. Rich caramel nose with an initial sweetness rounded off my richness and gentle hops. Finishes with beautiful syrup notes. Awesomness!
Dacrza (834) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE: April 15, 2016... OCCASION: a LONG week PARCC testing ends with a good beer to recharge me... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... APPEARANCE: dark velvet body holds a single-finger near-brown head that is creamy and resilient... lacing is spread in smears... love the half-finger head that remains throughout the drinking... AROMA: nice peat, smoke and leathery earthiness, combined with pear, raisin, cinnamon and ... PALATE: dry, bourbon-like draw with a subtly BIG, chewy strength... long, lingering finish... warming and surprisingly crunchy, suggesting hoppiness... TASTE: I just told my wife that this beer is "sinfully good"... and that is no lie, with its scotch approximation that brings raisin, grapes, peat and subtle smoke... a rich, complex,., sippable beer that is the pleasant accompaniment to an actual scotch... OVERALL: a fantastic, big, slowly draining beer that resonates with a malt-heavy finish...two bottles in, and the effects are staggering... strong, solid and another feather in Founders’ cap...
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2016 From 19 Mar 2016 -- just awesome malty goodness. The kind of beer you can sit down, relax, sip, and unwind to.
artemb (627) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: dark red, clear, with stable beige head.
Aroma: malt, toffee, caramel, light smoky and turf notes.
Taste: moderate sweetness balanced with spicy bitterness.
Flavour: rum, caramel, baked pumpkin with caramel and warming spices.
Finish is less sweet and more bitter and spicy.
phfyysik (632) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with light brown head. Aroma is light metallic, caramel, some candies, light grass. Taste is caramel, sourish, strong metal, copper, heavy grass, some ether. Quite nice refreshment, but some grass or medicine taste will leave you in the end. Otherwise, nice beer!
Malin_aiisa (790) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at NYC Craft beer festival
brown, off white head.
aroma of caramel,
taste sweet, bitter round feel. Slightly caramel.
jsporrer (622) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a deep mahogany brown with a thin off white ring. Aroma of toffee and light malts. Flavor is very Blah. Some woody, earthy notes but not much else? Very disappointing.
BrewBrain (145) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to chalice. Dark reddish amber pour, medium brown head . Caramel, alcohol, roasty, smoked aroma. Sweet burnt caramel, alcohol flavor. Medium-slick body. Sweet - burnt aftertaste.
lweiberg (137) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 2, 2016
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Its pretty scotchy. Some traces of doughy barnyard basement aromas soaked in cooked vegetables and resin.