patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2010 Bottle. 12 oz. (2007 Vintage) Split with Vin. Pours a sick, deep, opaque shiny brown with a one finger, thick, creamy tan head. Body is filled with snowflake chunks of pale sediment. The aroma is sneakily smooth and engaging; notes of vanilla, oak, roasted malts, buttery biscuits, bourbon, cream, toffee, and tons of caramel. Medium bodied with a gooey, round, sticky palate. The sweetness of the malts and bourbon really surface in the front, with a huge, warm boozy finish. This fucking beer is amazing. Just get a bottle and drink it. It’s like a warm hug from an old, dear friend. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Alex. Pours reddish amber with almost no head. Nose is cherry, oak and medicine. Taste follows suit but is quite pleasant. larsga (7656) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2010
Big beigeish head. Deep red body with yeast fragments. Strong raisiny malty smoky aroma with meaty linoleum notes. Dry-sweet malty smoky meaty taste with roasty cinnamon and chocolate notes. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Sweet grassy roasty malty aftertaste with spicy cinnamon notes. Excellent! Dangerously harmonic and drinkable. (0.33l bottle, I forget from where.) Cakes (476) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
16 oz glass.
Old style ale. Slight head, bitter taste. Amber brown.
Relatively low carbonation meant there was less than a thin cap of head.
The aroma is very malt based, sweet with a honeyish background and just a bit of hops present here. pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle, pours a hazy amber w/ a resilient rimy head, light aroma of raisins and rum, sweet and juicy w/ a hop bitterness that cuts in like a blade and finishes in a large wave, smooth, delicious, and unique, another stellar offering from Founders
jb (3405) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Orange beer with a soapy looking head, not a lot of retention. Very malty sweet nose, cookies, butterscotch, a bit earthy. Grainy mouthfeel with lots happening at once. A bit of a boozy feel, thick, powerful, some balance to it, but almost a bit overpowering. I still liked it however. SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle at Tampa Tasting 26 May: Poured a orange copper color with light head. Aroma is fermented fruit and malt. Taste is a sweet boozy fruit and malt, very similar to a barleywine. italianjohn (3251) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Amber pale pour with some orange tint off white head ...... spicy, sweet malty and earthy aroma .... taste of vanilla, sweet malts/syrupy and slight alcohol with earthy/spicy notes as well .... pretty thick ... finishes dry and malty .... a very nice sipping old ale a big beer with lots of flavor TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle. A bitter and light sour smell, light alcoholic. The head is very small, beige and fizzy, fast disappearing. The body is brown. A taste of spices, some chocolate, malty, a very own taste. The body is heavy, oily with a soft carbonation. A very interesting beer. Cybercat (6121) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Comes out of the tap a bubbly semi-transparent dark honey golden - the way it was poured I wasn’t able to comment on the head. Malty aroma has a honey-sweet overtone. Malty, lively flavor has hints of spice, a nice alcohol bite and a hoppy undertone. Edgy, fizzy texture has a fierce, brandy-like bite.