metalhead0043 (86) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Triangle Wine Co. Pours black with a light tan colored head. Aroma is sweet, bready and slightly malty. Tastes like slight chocolate and oatmeal, kind of watery too though. Body was much thinner than I like. Slightly creamy but not really enough to make up for how thin and watery it tasted. This is the first beer from Founders that I have come away from highly unimpressed.
Holtguy (96) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Nitro version. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Slight bitterness provides a kick. Nitro gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. I give extra points for the low alcohol, strangely enough. Because of that, and the not overly heavy body, you can have a few of these and not fill your belly and/or topple over in a stupor.
njager246 (229) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at founders, Aroma of roasted oats and a chocolate and oats flavor, pretty good!
M82 (178) - Kansas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at Barley’s, big creamy lasting cookie head on a black body, light roast, soft oat, mild chocolate, touch of dark fruit on the finish, pleasant and unmemorable
Ron (2202) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro at MacGregor’s in Hen... Pours thick, dark, unclear coffee with a huge creamy light cocoa head. Aroma some sweet, roasty, and smokey notes in the nose. Flavors bring huge roasted malts, sweet oats almost light nutty caramel. Body is so creamy and nice on nitro. Bartender forgot to place our food order in a timely fashion, so he refilled our half empty glasses for free.
Marheb (1539) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Légère astringence, malts rotis, coconut, café et finale amère sur corps trop mince.
dogfishho (562) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and thin with a creamy white head from the nitro tap. On the nose, there are roasty chocolatey notes. On the palate the beer starts out with a sweet chocolate taste that’s quickly balanced out with a roasty astringency. Doesn’t have the typical oatmeal oiliness that I usually find, but this is still a nice full beer for a 4.5%er.
merc7186 (1502) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opqaue Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Tan Head, Great Lacing
S: Oatmeal, Grainy Bread, Mild Chocolate
T: Oatmeal, Chocolate Malts
M: Great Nitro Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, very nice balanced oatmeal stout just enhanced by the nitro.
EtTuCthulhu (759) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer, when poured from a nitro tap, is an opaque black color with a long-lasting tan head, and the aroma blends roasted and chocolate malts with vanilla. The taste has a slight umami, mild sweetness, and a touch of sourness, and the palate combines a creamy and thick texture, full body, soft carbonation, and a long malty finish.
koleminer20 (197) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Founders tap takeover at Dan's. The pour is a nice black with a nitro style head. The lace is beautiful. The aroma is really bland. You get an oat note but a heavy dose of malt. The flavor is much better. Moving through the maltiness and some of the pad complexities with maybe a hint of chocolate. The finish is a bit dry,
And the mouth feel is excessively thin
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Blue Dog in Chalfont. Nitro pour. Poured a black color with an off white head. Roasty, chocolate, and some coffee.