RobertDale (2947) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small biege head. Sweet aroma of bourbon, molasses, and caramel. Taste is bourbon, molasses, vanilla, caramel, maple, and spice. Very sweet. Very good.
jbrana (352) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Review of Curmudgeon’s Better Half. This is an outstanding beer that has a very interesting palate with flavors of bourbon, maple syrup, molasses, anise, caramel, vanilla, cloves, botanicals, and spice. Has a great balance of sweetness but is actually quite dry.
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml bottle. Pours copper amber with small with small cascading white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, sweet malted, toffee, and caramel. Flavor of maple syrup, cough syrup, astringent flavor, bourbon, little vanilla, and muddled malt flavors. Aroma is nice, but body is too thin and flavor is a boozy muddled mess. Probably my least favorite founders beer to date.
BMMillsy (1152) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from burg. Thanks! Pours a hazy dark reddish brown with minimal cream colored head. Big bourbon maple vanilla aroma, some interesting spice notes, and sweet sweet malt. Flavor follows with a sweet vanilla maple and very subdued bourbon. Again an unexpected spicy kick toward the end here. This seems to have held up well (though did not have it fresh). Very smooth with a nice alcohol warmth. Medium low carbonation, and really drinks like a barley wine. This is excellent, despite not being a huge fan of the regular curmudgeon. I would probably take this over Sucaba. Yum. Now I just need to find a Blushing Monk to complete the set!
nuplastikk (4138) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Glass Nickel...all out mania. 8.50 for a ten ounce pour. Filtered looking glowing maple syrup orange-brown. Thin, oily head. Smooth on the palate, big rich maple sweetness, a hint of booze underneath. Vanilla, orange liqueur, caramel. Lots of residual sugar, but overall pretty pleasant. Vanilla caramel bourbon meets candi sugar. Sweet warming finish, like a fine liqueur. The malt backbone is smooth and clean, letting the bourbon depth shine, but never overwhelm, balanced by the maple. Certainly in the top tier of barrel aged beers.
ebone1988 (183) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is super sweet, heavy molasses, slight maple syrup, slight booze. Appearance is burnt copper, not much of a head. Taste is supersweet molasses, no booze, maple aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great, nothing in the way of booze and light carbonation. Overall, I am happy to say I got try this one. Amazing stuff by Founders again.
kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders better half. Carmel and maple and super heavy. Crazy taste. 12 ABV hidden well in the beer. One unique brew
Atom (1219) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pracna, pours a dark brown with an amber hue. Aroma molasses/brown sugar with and Bourbon barrels. Taste of chocolate and sugar with vanilla oak, and a Bourbon sting. Decent but less unique balance, simple really.
charule (813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Library. Poured dark cloudy amber brown. Minimal head. Sweet bourbon raisin aroma. Smoky fruity flavors.
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XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Jared, golden pour with minimal head. Has some maple syrup aromas and barrel character, not a big fan of the maple aroma. Taste is maple, some sweet caramel/toffee and sweet bourbon.
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