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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 357   ABV: 11.9%
Old Ale brewed with molasses and aged in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours lighter than expected, a dark semi-clear orange with minimal head. Smell is light bourbon, oak, vanilla. Taste is sweet but not cloying; maple/honey, sticky malts, toffee, dark fruits. In the end the maple mixed with the fruity malts where a bit odd. Slight a nice beer and the booze is extremely well hidden, but this a bit of a dissapointment considering I have loved everything else that Founders has done. Still a 3.6 doesn’t suck, just lower than I would have thought prior to popping the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2982) - Melboring, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle from the rotter. Nose is moderate vanilla with a light oxidation. Taste is more bourbon forward with a smooth vanilla and general malty sweetness, some toffee. Surprisingly smooth for such high abv. The beer has held up well too with only a light hint of oxidation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering 2015. Hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee, with dark sugar, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet boozy, malty flavour with sugar and bourbon

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle @ Odense Summer Gathering, 2015. Pours unclear amber with a white head. Sweet and woody. Maple, bourbon, syrup, caramel, molasses. Warming alcohol. Sipper - which def. will get cloying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (1170) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
Odense ratebeer summer gathering 2015. Pours brown with no head. Aroma if suger, syrup, malts, light caramel. Taste is caramel, mint, taverns drops, alcoho, BA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobrm (39) - - JUL 1, 2015
Very strong! It's boozy for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 6, 2015
Ruby amber appearance with bubbly head. Sweet aromas, intensive and alcoholic. Rounded and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3687) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Bouteille avec Patrick. Une robe orangée tuilée qui ne fit pas de mousse. Un nez intense d’anis et bourbon, de mélasse verte, boisé, intense. Une bouche intense de bois sans être déguelasse, de l’alcool, de caramel, un peu sucrée. Une finale sucrée fruitée agréable sur les épices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4147) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Grosse bouteille partagée avec Yan. Au niveau de l’apparence, cette bière est plutôt ambrée. Le col beige se transforme assez rapidement en anneau. Au nez, beaucoup de choses qui sont pour le moins cohésives : bois, bourbon, épices, sirop d’érable, vanille, mélasse. Ça s’annonce tout en sucre ce truc. La première gorgée révèle du sirop d’érable, de la vanille et du bourbon caramélisé. La deuxième et les suivantes ne font que confirmer le tout. En bouche, voila un corps de bonne densité avec une texture sirupeuse et une présence contrôlée des bulles. En finale, c’est doux mais vite rattrapée par une chaleur d’alcool qui empêche toute une catastrophe sucrée. Définitivement une assez bonne bière qui est fabriquée pour le partage entre amis.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
koleminer20 (1377) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. Had this one before, finally rating it. The pour is a dark dark ruby, tons of sediment lurking, with a light khaki colored head that falls to a film while offering some great lace. The aroma is beautiful. There is a wonderful dark fruit presence with molasses and a sweet maltiness. The barrel offers a great bourbon character and a lot of vanilla on the back end. It's a little boozy on the back, but really good. The flavor is damn good. There is some molasses and a lot of dark fruits up front. The booze is a little hot on the beginning, but it really mellows out as the other flavors move in. Maple is present here over the nose. The bourbon gives way in lieu of vanilla, molasses, dark fruits, and a beautiful malt. The mouth feel is spot on. There is a great viscous creaminess and a soft carbonation that lets it stick to the palate. The aftertaste is lingeringly warming and full of vanilla and molasses and a touch of maple. Damn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
750ml - 2012 vintage - lots of the maple feel out ... The molasses however is still hanging around . Pours a deep Amber , loads of sweet molasses and dark fruit . Still delicious ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 2/24/2014 Total Score: 4
Draft - from memory - poured a nice amber/caramel color . Big sweet maple aromas . Taste is sweet brown sugar and maple , mild hop presence . Pairs great with bacon ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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