mikejonze (12) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
One of the best - if not THE BEST - beers I've ever tasted. Distraught that I probably will never get to have it again.
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Hoppy IPA with a bourbon aged finish-- everything I want in a beer. Perfection. Need to find this on tap.
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Golden pour with a white head. Smells like bourbon and sweet caramel and the taste follows it up. Vanilla caramel is what I am getting, which dominates the body, combined with the bourbon makes this an extremely well rounded smooth beer. Towards the finish I started tasting a little butterscotch which led into a finish similar to that of a straight up bourbon on the rocks. If you appreciate great bourbon and great IPA then this is a dream beer. PhishPhan12 (10) - Amherst, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from a bottle into a snifter, appearance is a nice yellow orange color with a fluffy white head. The smell is outstanding bourbon and vanilla. Taste is outstanding with bourbon, zest and vanilla. This was the first of this style that I had tried but turned out amazing. Highly recommend! chrisberez (2) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2017 does not count
Absolutely delicious from Founders. The oak and vanillas notes really compliment the bitterness of the hops, without the intense caramel notes you generally have with barrel aged imperial stouts (not saying I don, like those--I do--but the juxtaposition of flavors is really interesting here). Founders really nailed it with this one.
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BazyFresh (9) - metro detroit, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
The added complexity from the bourbon is phenomenal. Great vanilla notes along with the smooth bourbon finish Cosmo6644 (102) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle, aroma is bourbon, vanilla, citrus, and caramel...amazing taste with huge citrus and bourbon flavors. Holds on wonderful with the oak, great stuff
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The barrel-aged essence combined with strong, imperial foundation is fascinating - a real treat! Best savored like a fine bourbon or Scotch without food or or any other distractions other than the sunset & sounds from the nearby forest. Sip, don’t drink.
From 12 oz. bottle purchased today & enjoyed on a pleasant summer evening. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2010
12oz, brewery capped bottle via trade with badnewsbears. thanks, tyler! absolutely stunned to have the chance to try this one! pours a beutiful, yellow-gold with a thick, creamy, white head and great lacing. no worries about carbonation here! aroma is absolutely fantastic with more tropical fruit notes than i’ve ever encountered in a DIPA (must be fresh as hell!)scents of pineapple, papaya, and starfruit jump out and i could swear there is some fresh coconut in there backed by pink grapefruit citrus, light pine resins, a touch of white pepper, and sweet, boozy, oaked vanilla. flavor is damn close to sublime. exactly what i would have imagined if you took fresh double trouble and aged it in bourbon barrels. the huge tropical fruit notes from the aroma continue with the addition of juicy pear and tangerine balanced by spicy, piney hops, bourbon, oak, and sweet vanilla with just a hint of toasty malts. palate is full bodied, slightly sticky, with perfect carbonation and a lingering, woody, citrusy finish. overall, i knew this beer was right in my wheelhouse and it did not disappoint. one of the best beers i’ve had the pleasure of tasting. TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Doom pours a lovely sunset orange with an off-white head thy lingers and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is citrus, wood, bourbon and vanilla. The flavor is citrus up front with the bourbon and wood from the barrel aging shining through in the middle. A vanilla flavor hangs on in the aftertaste. Overall this beer is amazing. IPA fans must try this.
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