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Brewed By: Founders Brewing Company

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Number of Ratings: 146

Style: English Old Ale

Brewed In: 235 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, USA

ABV: 12.7%

IBU: 35

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Tasting Notes

Please sign in to post comments about this beer and see your Beer Buddies' comments. profile - March 15, 2020
Pours cloudy caramel color with modest straw head. Caramely aroma. Slight boozy flavor with hints of maple syrup.
brking69 profile picturebrking69 - November 24, 2019
Very smooth on the palate. Impressive bourbon flavor. The maple is subtle, molasses less so. Great sipping beer with some good cheese. profile - June 23, 2019
On tap at Salud Beer Shop in Charlotte. A very interesting brew that packs a wallop. But did not pick up much molasses.
jefferis profile picturejefferis - January 1, 2019
Vanilla, fizzy bourbon, poached pear honey, mead like barley wine. Really fine. profile - December 22, 2018
B+. Very smooth bourbon, had too many drinks before to notice molasses or maple.
LP1 profile pictureLP1 - December 4, 2018
Excellent. Smooth. Easy sipper. Strong. Maple. Bourbon. Agree that a steak would be great with this and a fire.
FabAru profile pictureFabAru - September 15, 2018
Really powerful. Aroma is mixed drink: Manhattan or stiff whiskey old fashion. Aroma is also very woody. Maybe the only bourbon barreled beer I?ve had that actually might have whiskey in it (I know it doesn?t, or does it?). Much stronger, boozier than Curmudgeon. For me it?s a little much, and I?ve never said that about the many many barrel aged beers I?ve had. Maybe I need to try it in a different context?not as my second beer and after having part of dinner. So yes, as others have said it?s sweet; but for me boozy whiskey predominates. But a big HOWEVER: after letting it warm, it gets better. Becomes warm, buttery smooth, perfect for sipping. Takes off the edge, the woodyness, the excess whiskey. Yes, Fabio Aru should have known.
Beezer111 profile pictureBeezer111 - September 11, 2018
Slightly sweet, maple, malty
mcmullgr profile picturemcmullgr - September 26, 2013
#3 on Best of 2012: Beer Geek Nation
KnightRyder profile pictureKnightRyder - February 24, 2013
2-23-13 Winter Beer Fest
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