ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2017
Keg @ Tapped Leeds, Leeds. Copper-red with a thin head. It’s very strong with a spirit-like hue and taste. Sticky-sweet in its texture and very sweet tasting. cglans (303) - - APR 28, 2017
35.5cl bottle. clear amber color. medium light beige head. malt, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, liquorice, low to medium bitterness. great beer. bpreo (2903) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2017
Great malty aroma. Terrific flavor and nice strong alcohol content! It’s a good beer! WABeerFiend (413) - - APR 26, 2017
Bottled 01.27.17. A: Typical barleywine apple cider quality. Syrup is there too. A: See through dark red body. T: Follows the nose. Molasses and slight oaky woodiness mix on the back end. P: Mostly smooth with a bit of oiliness. O: The acidic edge that you often find in barleywines/old ales seems softened by the sweetness of molasses. It’s balanced too, which seems to be a Founders standard. meccahh69lol (322) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2017
Normally I would expect a beer like this to be super saccharine syrupy and a punch in the face of alcohol. Surprisingly, this beer is somewhat light and almost like a barleywine. The aroma is pretty sweet, and the color is a nice dark red. The taste is oaky, coconut-y, but not without its hops and malty flavor. Overall a nice one! Good for getting home late and making garlic fries before watching Grace and Frankie (rightttt?) with your love.
Iznogud (4070) - CROATIA - APR 16, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of JFK10000. Shared with him and Max. Pours copper to amber with beige head. Average to heavy malty, toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, nutty. Moderate to heavy sweet with some light bitterness in finish. Medium to full bodied. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2017
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy dark orange with a medium light tan head that retains. Aroma is vanilla, toffee, touch of oak. The taste is similar, oak, toffee, vanilla, raisins, dry bittering from a fair amount of hops. Solid beer, doesn’t taste like almost 10% alcohol. willisread (3546) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Bottle from January, 2016. Pours a clear copper with a finger of foam that lingers. Malty, bread-like nose with some faint pine. Some citrus and pine on the palate with a splash of molasses. Deep toffee, maple w/ a nice piney bitter finish. Really nice. poisoneddwarf (2621) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2017
12 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma consists of vanilla, cinnamon, wet dog, vague fruitiness (apples?). Pours slightly hazy burnt orange with a one finger beige head that falls into a collar of big-bubbly foam fairly quick. Taste is lightly sweet and spicy with a bitter finish; flavors of the aroma with a touch of menthol/cough drop, a hint of wood. Has a somewhat lackluster aroma, but it has a really nice and unique flavor. RedSox2004 (1961) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Amber/brown with a thick haze, smallish head with good retention and spotty lace. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, maple, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Caramel, molasses and brown sugar sweetness dominate the flavor profile that includes a hint of earth and generous warming alcohol. Full body, minimal carbonation, viscous mouthfeel and a thick caramel/syrupy finish.