Tmoney99 (15040) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Draft at brewpub. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Poured dark brown color with medium frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted nutty malt and maple syrup aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor and a medium sweet nutty finish of moderate duration.
Very good brew and went well with my reuben sandwich.
On tap at Capone’s (thanks RLB for buying me this glass of beer!). Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas o maple syrup, vanilla, molasses, woodiness, and brown sugar. Tastes of maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, some woody/earthiness, and brown sugar. Definitely on the sweeter side and a sipper. Alcohol content well hidden. Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Decent brown, sugary, bourbon, smooth mouthfeel. Some maple aroma, whch is from the barrel. DocLock (11110) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Draft at Craft. Pours deep brown with off-khaki head. The nose is maple syrup, brown sugar, malt, vanilla. Tastes sweet, malty, with maple syrup and brown sugar flavors. Smooth and well balanced, but the sweetness is a bit high in this. Try this one with cinnamon almonds. Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Big thanks to markwise for bringing down this brew from his trip up north. It pours clear amber with thin white head. The aroma is smooth oak and booze followed by a bit of nose searing heat. I also get softer notes of vanilla, caramel and more oak. The taste is smooth and rich with caramel, some sweet milk chocolate, syrupy molasses and some maltiness. It ends with me thinking this is a pretty sweet tasting brew.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Sampled draft at the brewpub (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a nicely hazed brown, a bit rusty, nice small offwhitehead that dissipates. Aromas are a nice sweet brown sugar, malt, touch nut, tobacco and light maple syrup.. Nice. Initial is nicely sweet, maple syrup and vanilla, a touch of brown sugar, light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Solid body, light enough to drink several but with enough body to really keep some good flavor and light sweet residual aftertaste. Quality brown ale, high ABV that hides well. Cheers! egajdzis (6776) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a dark brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of maple syrup, caramel malts, wood, and toast. Taste of sweeter maple syrup, vanilla, caramel, wood, bourbon, nuts, and alcohol in the finish. dmac (6501) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Draft at Capones. Well Founders is human after all and not some supereme divine being that can’t make a crappy beer, their first actually bad beer that I have had. I see what they wanted to do with this one but sadly it fell and fell into a vat of syrup. This smelled and tasted like syrup with a slight touch of butter. As a pancake toppind sure, as a beer no way. Aroma was super sweet maple, vanilla and butter. The flavor was the same and the cloyingness almsot made this one undrinkable. Super thick body that was creamy and full with very light carbonation. Blah...didn’t like this one at all. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On tap @ Founders. Pours dark brown with a white head. Nose is maple, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, malt, and love. Flavor is sweetness from beginning to end. Malt, maple, love, depth, complexity, and more maple... there is a ton of sweetness, but it is still loveable and a bit boozy. Bourbon adds to the sweetness: vanilla, maple, malt, and bourbon. Very little bitterness and lots of love. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
On tap at Founders in July 2009.
Pours a deep brown with some rusty hues. A nice tan head and plenty of lacing as it goes down. Lots of maple syrup in the nose alongside sweet malt and a little bit of caramel. Hints of vanilla as well. The taste is much the same, with the maple really shining through and combining perfectly with some woody notes. The mouthfeel was full, smooth, silky, and absolutely amazing. Quite drinkable all around, and was a nice substitute for CBS when I was there.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-05-2009