RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
Big and delicious for your perty mouth. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts. A bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark cherries. Its a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (523) - siemianowice, POLAND - FEB 1, 2017
Brown, small but steady head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, coconut, vanilla, oranges, bread. Medium to light body, heavy to medium sweetness. Surprisingly lack of body, its almost watery. Sweet malty body, in flavour again great barrel notes. Very noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcon25 (748) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle pour at home, got this before they made it over here. Black carmal pour. Thin head, aroma bourbon and sweet, thick body little sweet carmal miled rosted coffee with oak.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (827) - HONG KONG - JAN 31, 2017
This is awesome! Dark brown, small cream head, sticky lacing. Beautiful aroma of whisky, caramel, vanilla and wood. Taste is very warm and moderately boozy besides the 11.6%. Ripe fruits, whisky, oak, caramel, molasses, cherries. Full body, mostly sweet with some bitter in the finish. Fantastic ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MNAle (147) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
2016 version. Dark brown with a tinge of ruby. Moderate tan head that recedes quickly. Excellent aroma of bourbon and dark fruit. Moderate to thick mouth feel, little carbonation. Mild bittering and very nice fruity taste, with the outstanding bourbon taste at the forefront. Very, very nice, indeed. Little bittering, but what there is shows up in the finish. No alcohol warmth despite the 11+% ABV. Very smooth. Outstanding beer, Founders.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Mahogany brown colour with beige nice head on top. Beautiful beer. Aroma has caramel malts, toffee, Bourbon, oak. Taste has Bourbon notes, oak barrel, caramel malts, toffee, bitter ending with pines and grass hops. Some alcohol comes up in the after taste. Full body and medium carbonation. Exceptional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrSquash (132) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Aroma is of tons of bourbon and sticking toffee/ fruit pudding. Nice dark fruits in the background. Flavor has tons of bourbon that pairs seamlessly with fig and plum. Finishes slightly tannic with mild warming. Hides the high abv really well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marstonlad (816) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a little head. The aroma features rich and ripe dark fruitiness, sweet maltiness and a wooden, vanilla-themed touch indicating aging. Taste is medium sweet, richly malty with pronounced touches of yeast and fruits. Flavours of ripe fruitiness - especially raisin - toffee, vanilla and caramel. The palate is medium to full bodied, smooth and low in carbonation. Rich in flavour but also very balanced, warming but still drinkable; high abv does not affect the flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Faathoven (85) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - JAN 27, 2017
Pours fantastic deep amber mahogany colour with beige frothy head. Aroma of bourbon soaked oak, very powerful, caramel, toffee, booze, so sweet. Flavour is caramel malts, soaked raisins, wood, booze and bourbon for days. As it warms a little bit it lacks of something, so better to drink it quite cold. Full body with almost oily texture. Sweet and semi-dry finish. Love this stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GoufCustom (1826) - HONG KONG - JAN 26, 2017

355 ml bottle at abv 11.1% bought at HK Brewcraft in central.

Looks: Clear, deep burgundy colour; Less than one-quarter finger head with residual soapy light beige foam which fades in 15 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and intense Bourbon which can be smelt as soon as it was popped, with dark malt, strong vanilla, strong oak barrel, liquorices, strong caramel and toffee, steamed crab meat, strong roasted barley, dark fruits, light butter scotch, strong brown sugar and light grass. Wow!

Taste: Strong sweet full dark malt, with strong roastyness, strong smooth vanilla, Bourbon, strong liquorices, strong caramel, toffee, strong oak barrel, dark fruits, floral, sugar, strong spices, biscuits, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass. Excellent!

Body: Full body. Very slick and oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Full dark malt in a thick and quite oily background. Fine oak barrels with incredibly silky vanilla, strong but nice Bourbon with sharp liquorices, complemented by good roastyness, strong caramel, dark fruits, floral and strong spices. Sugary but balanced the strong booze pretty well. Biscuity with strong lemon to round. Complex and nice!

Alcohol: the 11% booze seems daunting with that sake-like stream crab aroma. It still means business in taste but the hard liquor element is somewhat mellowed by smooth vanilla to grind out any harshness. Great stuff!

Hoppiness: Light grass in nose. Floral, strong spices, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness - liquorices and hops - is strong and shrap for a lasting, high astringent sweet boozy malty finish.

After taste: Fairly dry. Sweet bitter and very boozy to mouth.

Comments: A powered-up version of Dirty Bastard, this ones barrels enhance the Ale with smooth, lively vanilla and tasty oaks. Bourbon is assertive but not as overbearing as most barreled Ales. Fruity, spicy and malty at all fronts, a great sipper for cold winter nights. Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1500) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Rubyish brown, big beige frothy head, ok lacing. Great aroma, whisky on top, caramel, mocca. Really inviting. Full, rich and smooth, sweet, packed with flavor. I hvae trouble defining the nuances here but this tastes really good to me. Glad it has a long long finish. Port wine was noticed before so I add it here..makes lot of nice combos that one. Damn good stuff.

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