punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iced tea colored pour with a small, dense, white head. The aroma is alcohol, maple, damp toasted oak, and some smoky bourbon. The flavor is maple syrup, bourbon, butterscothc, lots of fusel alcohol, clover honey, toffee, a hint of smoke, and a little spice and pepper on the finish. It’s hot like 09 Nemesis was fresh, but not quite as cloying. Sticky, medium body with soft carbonation.
Pawola22 (3180) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazed, deep orange-red colored body with a creamy, finger-width, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of pretty lacing that’s easily aroused with a swirl. Very pretty. Aroma is nice and very sweet. Big on the sweet caramels and maple syrup with a distinct bourbon backing. Citrus oranges make themselves present as this warms along with some earth. Flavor is sweet. Lots of maple syrup with some caramel and bourbon. Some butter to the malts and a light oakiness along with a light citrus orange. Finishes with a bit of an alcohol oakiness and very sweet malts. Slowly dries with a moderate bitterness masked by the sweetness. Lengthy aftertaste following a full, smooth body and very light carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable, sweetly aged old ale. Well balanced throughout and easy drinking. Glad to have sipped at the pub.
zdk (1758) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Founders for RBSG’10 - arouma is piney hops and a touch of citrus dry hoppy with wet booziness and vineous. some earthyness and maple sweetness to round out the edges.
jdskinns (156) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Founders a couple months ago. Reviewing from notes. Golden color with a white head. Aroma is maple and sweet with a decent amount of alcohol coming through. Very pleasant though. Taste is great! The maple blends very well with the old ale style. Very, very good. I had a few of these before we left. Looking forward to having it again.
wmubronco1992 (524) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Founders. Pours a reddish amber. Very small white head. No lacing. Huge bourbon aroma. Flavor of bourbon with some vanilla and caramel. Thick sticky sweet palate. Stong mouthfeel. This was definitely a sippin beer. Overall a nice beer, but I would pick the regular Curmudgeon if I had to chose.
j12601 (5716) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Founders while in town for RBSG. Pours a ruby and crimson brown with a thin white head. Huge whiskey and vanilla on the nose, toast and a bit of raw alcohol. Remarkably smooth however, loads of vanilla. Smooth and toast malt. Toast and vanilla on the finish. For something that initially came off smelling a bit hot, the alcohol was dangerously well hidden after that. Really good.
Ughsmash (6722) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Founders. Poured hazy medium garnet with a tall, fluffy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, darker fruity notes, maple, and aged caramel, with bourbon and vanilla delicately laced throughout.. warm and inviting. The flavor found lots of darker fruits, maple syrup, vanilla, and caramel at the core.. light, dry earthy bitterness around.. finished a tad tart with a solid dose of barrel and warm sugars. Medium-plus bodied on the palate with lots of sugars balanced against lots of barrel.. complex and very enjoyable!
NobleSquirrel (3336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Founders. Why the hell this is called Kaiser is beyond me, but I’ll roll with it. Pour is a murky and deep amber with a sticky head. Nose is strongly rich with some light smoke and bourbon notes. I don’t get a ton of maple, but just a enough to mute the bourbon character. cookie dough and marshmallows as well. On taste, definitely reminiscent of Curmudgeon. Notes of burnt sugar, sweet caramel. Not enough bitterness to really pull it all together. Interesting, but doesn’t hold a candle to Looking Glass.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Cloudy, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Olfactory-wise, caramel, rye whiskey and oak are the real standouts. Suggestion of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor is mainly sweet and presents notes of rye whiskey, maple syrup, caramel and oak. Sweet, sticky, syrupy finish.
pantanap (3200) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kaiser curmudgeon. 12oz pour at founders... Pours a darker amber
caramel brown with a thin soapy white head... Sweet and syrupy caramel
upfront with dark fruits playin a back up role... Flavors lend
themselves to much of the same with the major focus on the sweet honey
maple with a fair share of bitterness but remains predominantly sweet.
Dark fruit on the backend...Body is smooth with mild to active