timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders. Board at Founders said 10.2% abv.
Poured a brown/amber into a snifter. Bright white head. Aroma has sweet brown sugar, roasted nut, sweet malt. Flavor is equally sweet, carmelized sugars, brown sugar, molasses. Roasted nut tones pop through. Quite carbonated yet smooth going down. Alcohol not apparent. Not my thing, a bit too sweet, but interesting and worth trying at least an 8 ouncer of.
Ibrew2or3 (7358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to markwise for bringing down this brew from his trip up north. It pours clear amber with thin white head. The aroma is smooth oak and booze followed by a bit of nose searing heat. I also get softer notes of vanilla, caramel and more oak. The taste is smooth and rich with caramel, some sweet milk chocolate, syrupy molasses and some maltiness. It ends with me thinking this is a pretty sweet tasting brew.
egajdzis (5514) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a dark brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of maple syrup, caramel malts, wood, and toast. Taste of sweeter maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, wood, bourbon, nuts, and alcohol in the finish.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a dark maple wood amber with a small beige head. Aroma of maple syrup, waffles and vanilla expresso. Taste of maple syrup, waffles and vanilla expresso. Very nice.
dmac (4538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Capones. Well Founders is human after all and not some supereme divine being that can’t make a crappy beer, their first actually bad beer that I have had. I see what they wanted to do with this one but sadly it fell and fell into a vat of syrup. This smelled and tasted like syrup with a slight touch of butter. As a pancake toppind sure, as a beer no way. Aroma was super sweet maple, vanilla and butter. The flavor was the same and the cloyingness almsot made this one undrinkable. Super thick body that was creamy and full with very light carbonation. Blah...didn’t like this one at all.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a very dark brown with a nice amount of white head. Has a smell of maple syrup, caramel, and vanilla. Very thick beer that tasted like maple syrup and had a very seet finish.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Capone’s on 8/15/09. Pours a deep brown, just a hint of burgundy. Thin, bubbly head. Great sweet caramel and maple arome, hint of honey and touch of earthiness. Nice sweetness to it, but just a touch of bitterness to balance. Very drinkable and an absolutely incredible brown, but overall just a TOUCH too sweet. Couldn’t handle more than 1 or 2 of these.
Wow, just read the ABV and I cannot believe this is 10%. Can’t taste at all.
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s (thanks RLB for buying me this glass of beer!). Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas o maple syrup, vanilla, molasses, woodiness, and brown sugar. Tastes of maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, some woody/earthiness, and brown sugar. Definitely on the sweeter side and a sipper. Alcohol content well hidden.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of maple syrup, vanilla, and a little brown sugar. Poured deep amber in color with a large, rocky, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Good lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of maple syrup, vanilla, and slight wood. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, maple syrup and wood finish is dry. 10%ABV is totally hidden.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Markwise. Nose is roasted grain, oak, sweet caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar, earthiness. Flavor is sweet mollasses, caramel, maple syrup, nuts, warming alcohol, sweet plum. Beauty!