Slipstream (1786) - USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was part of the awesome line-up at Capone’s Thanksgiving bash, where it was called Founders Better Half, and was the best beer of the night imo. It tastes like a barley wine with maple syrup, and just the right amount of hops. The flavors come together wonderfully - a great brew!
Huhzubendah (2006) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is amber colored and mildly hazy with a small white head. The aroma is the best aspect of the beer, in my opinion. Oak, vanilla, maple, sugar, syrup, booze. The flavor is complex and well done, albeit too sweet. This seems like a beer that will age gracefully. Lots of oak, sweet maple, vanilla. Alcoholic warmth in the finish. A few ounces of this beer is plenty. I am looking forward to opening another one of these further on down the road.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-13-2012
obguthr (3234) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boozy overripe orange, walnuts. Cloudy orange, full of floaties, medium yellow head. Overripe orange, triple sec. Very boozy.
Phillies08Champs (561) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. pours clear saphire with litte head nose is mild bourbon, sweet aldehydes, and brown sugar. First sip is similar with boozy hot flavors. This beer needs a few years to age.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an aroma of vanilla, maple, bourbon, and molasses. Molasses, maple, vanilla falvor with hint of bourbon. Very nice beer!
Gearz (15) - Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Phenomenal smell of sweetness due to the molasses and syrup.
Very smooth for 11.9%ABV.
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Theis (11355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear red/brown - white head. Roasted, amber malts, fruity, bourbon, vanilla, some light tobacco, dried fruits, coconut, candy, bolcher, syrup sweetness, hay notes, light grainy notes, light boozy bite. OK.
_angst_ (1796) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle received in trade. Thank you boltz7555! Cracked open to celebrate our first attempted brewing. Pours slightly hazy amber with a rather small offwhite head that leaves some trace and lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and intense with sweet caramel, bourbon, home made vanilla fudge, maple syrup, moist wood, slightly roasted coconut, caramelized roasted almonds, pecan nuts, American style pancakes with clotted cream and maple syrup, high quality toffee, milk chocolate and hay. Taste is sweet, very tiny bitter and malty with soft vanilla fudge, bourbon, brazil nut fudge, warming alcohol, caramel, maple syrup, battered egg, sweet dark bread, French toast, American style pancakes, warming alcohol, buttery wood, resin, bourbon, pecan nuts, toffee, burnt sugar, raisins, milk chocolate and subtle hints of cookie dough. Mouthfeel is round, slightly sticky sweet, very tiny astringent, tiny warming boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, caramelized nuts, charred wood, maple syrup, coconut milk, cookie dough, hay and bourbon. If this beer is any indication our newly brewed pale ale will be great.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours light hazy copper red with a creamy, sand coloured head. The aroma holds tons of vanilla and caramel up front with undertones of nuts, pancakes, maple syrup, wood shop, coconut ice cram, butter, nectar, bananas, a touch of fruits, toffee, tobacco and a whisper of grain Round nose with a light alcohol warmth. The flavour is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of white oak/bourbon, nuts, deep caramelized malt, subtle hops and fruity notes. The mouthfeel is round, soft and light sticky with light carbonation. Lingering malty and woodsy finish. Medium to full bodied.
joergen (17722) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with small floaties and a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and vanilla.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.