Tmoney99 (14503) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Snifter at Founders.
Poured hazy dark brown color with a minimal fizzy light brown head that mostly diminished with little lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood and maple aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt and bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration.
My expectations where exceeded with a standout beer. hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Growler… This beer rocks!… Clear ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma offers malty, boozy, earthen notes of maple syrup, rye whiskey, caramel and raw oak. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is all about caramel, maple syrup and rye whiskey. Finishes much the same - goes out with a raw oak and rye whiskey bang. World class growler of beer shared by Maltzilla! alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Growler shared by shigadeyo (notes 2/26/10). Pours a deep copper with reddish hints. No head to speak of except the few random bubbles. The aroma is malty caramel laced with a hefty dose of maple syrup. I get the sensation that there is some alcohol also, either because there is or because the intense sweetness presents like a digestif. The flavor has ample amounts of sweet caramel laced with more sweet maple syrup. Additional notes of vanilla, bourbon and hints of wood. This is a sipper. Medium full body, smooth and a treat to be able to taste. Maybe I’ll be lucky enough to try this again someday.
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2010
growler @ Miami Fandango ’10 gathering. Cheers to Diego for bringing all these crazy growlers.
dark brown in color, no head.
aroma and flavors, caramel malts, grainy palate with light touch of vanilla, dark fruits and a warming boozy finish. There is a sense of lingering syrupy/sticky mouthfeel, possibly some maple. Barrel is very subdued yet adds to the whole experience.
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Yet another very cool brew courtesy of markwise. Pours deep clear amber with off white head. The aroma has malts, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and a bit of oak. The taste begins sweet with malts, vanilla, some molasses, bourbon, a modest level of oak and a sort of cream soda sensation that I’ve never been found of in beer. Even still its pretty smooth and tasty.
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
growler. thanks bvc! pours a murky dark ebony with a big dense dark tan head that falls quickly away. big sweet caramel, maple syrup, peat, shortbread, light oak nose. creamy medium body with light carb. peat, caramel, shortbread, maple, and a little bit of dry bitey oak vanilla. mild sweet finish. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Snifter at Founders. Hazy brown pour with a thick tan head. Peaty nose with caramel, bourbon and a maple sweetness. Flavor starts with oaky vanilla followed by peat, caramel and then maple in the finish accompanied by a touch of chocolate. Awesome. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
Sampled on draft at Smokin’ Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a hazy orange-tan color with a small beige head that produced good lacing. The aroma was toasted caramel, strong bourbon, nut and light fruity hops. The flavor was in your face with bourbon (tasted just like Old Granddad to me) with undertones of molasses, tasted caramel, vanilla and light sour and fruity hops.The finish was long with bourbon and caramel. Thick and full body. If you took Old Granddad and turned it into beer this is what it would taste like. Remarkable. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Draft @ EBF. Amber pour with some light tan head. Caramel, maple and toffee notes along with some woody scotch and peat like notes. Bourbon flavors also enter. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Boozey whiskey notes, bourbon, vanilla, maple syrup sweetness, and very faint scotch ale base. Copper/auburn pour with beige ring and foamy islands. The flavor is surprisingly balance with good bourbon and maple, vanilla, some woody notes, soft darker fruits, with lingering alcohol notes. Solidly interesting take on a scotch ale. I like it.