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RATINGS: 1897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with strong bourbon aroma, very smooth with caramel malt and a sweet finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
hhad on tap at Founder Brewery. Dark brown color with little head. Aroma of sweet bourbon and malts. Not over powering on the alcohol. Taste of vanilla, caramel and wood.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (4534) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2012
It pours a dark brown color and givers the same color body. With a nice half inch white foamy head, it quickly dies to a film coating the top of the body. Nice filmy spotty lacing is seen around the sides of the pint glass. The smell was bourbon directly in the face, theres practically nothing more powerful than this. Only after it warms a bit, some light fig and bready notes come out. The taste has the bourbon powering through once again with the light fig and bready notes coming in subtlely. Alcohol burn comes through in the suspected sense. The mouthfeel is about a medium with some slight alcohol harshness on the tongue. Overall, the bourbon is actually a bit overbearing at the moment. Im hoping to age this a bit to hopefully mellow it out a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of bourbon and malt. Taste has huge notes of toffee and butter. Like a liquid Heath bar. Damn good. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Been wanting to try this for a long time, and it was worth the wait.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Taste is slightly malty with a distinct vanilla/oak and bourbon combination. Not too heavy or thick given the ABV; overall great sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle with the updated label art that looks nothing like the picture shown here. They should switch to the throwback version. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel and only minor levels of bourbon, delivering a modest, balanced and approachable nose. Appearance is dark copper and some suds collecting around the rim of the glass. Flavor is all delicious: caramel covered vanilla cherry sucker on an oak stick, all dipped in the nice, old and gentle side of bourbon. Palate is robust with enough backbone to carry assertive flavors without getting filling. Theres a pleasant carbonation sizzle that helps deliver the excellent flavor package. Overall this is a straight up A grade beer that will might even win over those bourbon barrel skeptics out there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AKThunder (167) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
I stupidly did not see that this was a bourbon ale. Very good if you are into that thing, just not my scene. The rating is high though because I feel Founders achieved what they wanted to achieve with this brew.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Poured into large tulip. Small, non lasting head. The color is beautiful...very deep red, bright and clear. Aroma is of oak tones, earthiness, and wonderful bourbon. The flavor is amazing. No bitterness, a little underlying sweetness, great woody flavors, strong bourbon but not overpowering, maybe a hint of good scotch too. Clean on the palate with a lingering bit of alcohol and bourbon sweetness. Great stuff. I have to edit and upgrade here. This got even better as it warmed over the hour it took me to drink it. IMHO this is outstanding and it is officially a bummer that there was only one lonesome bottle on the store shelf.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle, aroma was strong and flavour was a nice sweet bourbon and a nice smooth finish, overall, the beer was tasty,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (798) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle: pours burgundy reddish brown with brief tan head that fades away. Nose is scotch, woody notes, caramel malts and toffee. A fair amount of bourbon flavors on the tongue with some lingering spicy heat on the finish. Not as sweet as one would expect as this could use some aging but it's tasty. Big beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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