hershiser2 (3885) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Paid $1.50 for a 12-oz single.
Dark mahogony, almost black, with a small, fluffy brown head.
Sweet smelling, wineline scent... I smell grapes or something in there.
Caramels, coffee, grapes, wine, and chocolate make up the complexities of this brew. Lots of flavors meshing together to make a nice taste.
Drinkable, for this glass, but I wouldn't want another right away. clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2004
I saw the name on this one and a I couldn't pass it up. I'm a sucker for offensive marketing I guess. Pours a reddish-brown color with a moderate brown head and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma was very sweet, a bit of caramel, and alcohol. The flavor was very sweet, like the aroma, but not too sweet. The maltiness is present in the flavor as well as the alcohol and a tiny bit of the vanilla. This was an interesting beer, nice mouthfeel and not too hard to drink.
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2004
Red-brown with beige head.
Merengue, chocolate and cloves in the aroma.
Dry, spicy flavor with chocolate and merengue.
Round with little bitterness.
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Reddish brown hue with a good off-white head and very good lacing. The nose was smoky, dusty, fruity with additional hints of caramel and spice. The taste was spicy and fruity with the malt as more of an undertone. A smoky. lightly salty and almost acidic character shows on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is lush for the style and there is a minor alcohol presence detected during the swallow, but not overpowering. A darn nice brew for a cold winters eve. Recommended. drywallman (369) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2004
I liked the hops in the nose and the taste. A toffee, chocolate, and caramel blend was detected. This is my first Founder's product. It won't be my last.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Nice! I really enjoyed this one, it gave a nice hoppy bite with the first sip to the last. Smooth and some toffee hints were noted. I look forward to trying more of the Founders products. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Dark, reddish brown body under a tan head. Complex nose of toffee, fruit, spices, and honey. Sweet fruity taste with some spices. A good drink. thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Bottle. Dark amber brown. Thin head. Smells like bitter hops. Nice deep flavor. Smooth as silk, leading into the deep bitter finish. Malt in the flavor, very slightly sweet, burnt marshmallow. Nice and distinct. Very nice beer from Founder's. Quite filling. SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2003
On draft at brewpub. Dark garnet-brown and clear with a creamy beige head. Smokey-sweet malt nose. Rich Malty flavor, smokey and spicy with a hop bite. Mouthfeel is round, smooth almost syrupy. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 24, 2003
GABF '03 Amber in color,weak aroma,nice full body.Wished they would have gone BIG on this beer,as they have with others.