WortMan (18) - - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was not sure what to expect, however i was pleasantly surprized. It poured a dark nutty brown with a slight hint of red. The aroma was pleasant and was dominated by malts. The taste, well damn, is complex up front and full of flavor that mellows to a smooth finish. Top quality brew!
McNeillR (2114) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear caramel brown, greasy bubbly thin head. Nose is big smoked brown sugar and oddly floral malt. Initial taste is a straightforward latch of tinny molasses, soft pepper and frozen choc. Carbonation is a formality and mouthfeel is clingy. Finishes a cooling gulp of soft roast, caramel brownie and lingers a brazen spicy sweetness.
Never really telling of the ABV but never really gripping enough. Amazed I’ve not rated it before now.
ciocanelu (833) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with ruby hues, tan head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts, some dark fruits and a bit of booze. Taste starts sweet with caramel malt and cherries, a bit of roasted character and some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation, slightly boozy. Not bad but it’s a bit boozy for my taste and also the hops don’t really mix well with the sweet malts.
Echon (259) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark red full-bodied ale, with a solid malty caramel aroma, and a malt and spicy hop flavour. Somewhat pungent taste, with medium sweetness and bitterness. Overall, a beautiful, smooth and well-balanced ale.
beern (1) - Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: Peanuts, Caramel & Hops
Appearance: Dark Golden Red.
Taste: Similar to the nose: Peanuts, Caramel, a Hops opening & Malt finish..
Palate: Minimal Carbonation, Silky Smooth.
Overall: Excellent example. A robust introduction and a silky smooth finish.
zubblwump (7) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016 does not count
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 (37) - Ardross, 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 (772) - 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 (1152) - 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 (440) - 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 (363) - 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!