wnoble (1087) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at founders. Pours amber with no head to speak of. Nose consumes you with bourbon, woods, alcohol, caramel, bready malts, and maple (not really in a good way). Flavor is alcohol and hot bourbon all over with muddled notes of maple and charred oak. This huge flavored but really an undrinkable beer. If you like ethanol mixed with charcoal and maple syrup you will like it.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Founder’s Tasting at Jackie O’s on 7/13/11 as part of Ohio Brew Week. Clear amber pour with a thin off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with some fruit, bourbon and maple syrup. Flavor starts fruity, then moves to caramel, bourbon and maple before an earthy hop finish.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week during the Founders tasting with Dave Engbers. The beer pours dark brown with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates quickly to an outer ring. Top ring of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of sweet malt and caramel and woody malt. Medium body with flavors of caramel, vanilla and oak as well as peaty malt. The finish is sweet and malty with a caramel aftertaste. Above average overall.
Nickls (1702) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, RnH. Light ruby brown orange with an eggshell head. Raisins, bourbon, vanilla, cherry, oak, and boozy sweetness in the aroma. Lots of fruitiness in the flavor, vanilla, bourbon, and a sweet sticky finish. Medium body with softer carbonation.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour amber with thin head. The aroma of straight whiskey, vanilla, wood, caramel. Taste whiskey, vanilla, caramel, rather abrasive and unpleasant. MF medium body low carb. This beer just wasn’t for me could see it being enjoyable to some but not I.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel, fruit. The appearance is opaque amber/brown, off white head. The flavor is bourbon, earth, caramel, fruit. The finish is boozy, sweet, fruit. Medium/thich in body. Very nice.
rader58 (738) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Hopfest 2011 (KC). Pours a clear, dark amber. Aroma of molasses, wood, alcohol, peat. Flavor is brown sugar, oak, alcohol. Sweet and malty that packs a punch. I find this to be really good.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at R’n’H. Pour is a deep amber color with a slight redish hue. Nose is of a light burnt sugar and some vanilla notes. Taste has the same notes as well as some bourbon with a old ale punch at the finish.
Dfonorow (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum. Pours a dark amber/brown with an extremely small white ring of a head. Aroma is somewhat syrupy with notes of burnt sugar, maple, vanilla, and some bourbon. Flavor is like a sweet scotch ale, quite interesting and welcomed although a tad bit boozy and cloying. Notes of sweet brown sugar, maple syrup, and dark fruits.
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a deep maple caramel amber with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of maple syrup, light buttery notes and candied malt. Taste is much the same. Syrupy and boozy.