Dismiss Notice
Save $5 when you subscribe to 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine and select auto-renew.

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join Our Email List →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.
Dismiss Notice

Pre-order your Respect Beer "Hipster" Hoodie today!

Plus: Free shipping (US only) on orders of $25 or more until 12/18/15. Just select "Free Shipping" at checkout.

Shop now →

Founders Black Biscuit - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Black Biscuit
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.

151 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 151
Hads: 258
Avg: 4.42
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 262
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sweemzander on 12-18-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A cross between an Old Ale and a Baltic Porter. Brewed with a significant amount of biscuit malt and molasses.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 151 | Hads: 258
Photo of cosmicevan
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At rattle n hum founders event. Boy what a good time, hangin with other fellow BAs. Beer showed up a watery black. Smelled like festive spiciness. Taste followed the nose. Really unique. I get both the porter and the old ake. Great mix. One of the better and more unique beers I have ever had. This is just awesomeness in a glass.

 330 characters

Photo of mikesgroove
4.92/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is simply extraordinary. One of the best things I have ever had the pleasure to try. I cannot thank the BA who sent me this growler enough. Simply put you made my week. Served at cellar temp and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 03/04/2010.

A stunning, perfect pour. Dark as night with no light coming through at all. A large, three finger head of chocolate colored foam rose up from the depths to cap the top of this one, nearly spilling over out of the glass. It settles slowly but coats the sides of the glass so completely that you can barely see through it even when empty.

The sweetest, most intoxicatingly rediculous aroma I have ever come across. Simply amazing as the maple syrup, vanilla, molasses, rich chocolate and coffee notes combine so perfectly and completely I was actually salivating. Warming brings a touch of coffee to the front, but this had the most amazing sweet aroma and taste, I was in awe. It seemed each sip was more complex then the one before. Rich, decadent vanilla and the most raw maple sweetness I have ever tasted. Light bourbon notes poking through, dark, forboding, but light and sweet it is stunning. A silky, creamy finish leaves a light flavor on the tongue that begs me for more and hides all the alcohol.

Overall this was easily one of the best beers ever made IMO. The balance, the sweetness, the richness in unmatched. If you can you have to try this, it is simply too good to be true.

 1,460 characters

Photo of craytonic
4.89/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour is a dark black with some mahogany edges and highlights; nice head and some decent lacing

Smell: Just delicious, sweet dark malts with some smooth bourbon

Taste: Very complex; sweet dark malts with a pappy-ish bourbon with brown sugar and sweet molasses with maple, caramel and toffee. I wish I had drank a few more of these!

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy; could have been a bit heaver but otherwise excellent!

Drinkability: Truly off the charts; I liked it much better than CBS and found it much more approachable (had them side-by-side)

 546 characters

Photo of BirdFlu
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

absolutely phenomenal. tried several pours at EBF '10. The first beer with maple as a highlighted ingredient to truly taste just like maple syrup. It was like drinking waffles.. sure a lot of other beers are mapley, even Canadian Breakfast has some noticeable maple but those still are like a beer that has strong malt aspect and usually coffee and or chocolate, but this was just straight up maple syrup. absolutely amazing. They MUST bottle this asap..

 454 characters

Photo of corby112
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled on draft tonight at Capone's.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with only the slightest of dark mahogany edges when held to a light source and a one finger frothy chocolate beige head that quickly fades into a lasting ring that coats the glass with sheets of lacing.

Complex aroma with a lot of different scents bouncing off of one another. Lots of sweetness from the barrel, especially heavy bourbon, oak and vanilla along with some sweet maple syrup notes. Underneath there is a strong chocolate malt presence that is only slightly roasty with hints of coffee/espresso bean, caramel, toffee and licorice. More sweet alcohol and subtle bitter hops towards the end of the nose. This beer smells amazing.

Chewy medium body that is pleasantly viscous with a lot of sweet chocolate maltiness, lactic cream, toffee and subtle hops. This beer is only slightly roasty which is a welcome change to many of the beers in this style that I've had recently. Extremely smooth but still very complex. The bourbon is prominent but this beer is not hot at all. The prominent bourbon character ads tremendous flavor without killing or overpowering the other flavors. There is still plenty of silky chocolate, subtle licorice and hops, toffee, vanilla, sweet maple syrup and roasted coffee. There is a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish which was unexpected and added to the complexity of this amazing beers. I really can't get over how well balanced and smooth this beer drinks. The ABV is excellently masked and the only alcohol notes are from the bourbon which is subtle. All of the flavors are well integrated and none of the characteristics are overpowering. This beer is excellent and I could not recommend it any higher.

 1,729 characters

Photo of mwa423
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The surprise keg at Comet after Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout!.

A - Jet black with a light tan head, nothing else, just black.

S - Interesting smell, reminds me of coffee and soy sauce. However this has a very smooth and cool aroma.

T - Wow, founders outdid themselves! Taste is a mil malt bomb for the color with an imperial stout flavor in the aftertaste.

M/D - Mouthfeel is perfect, smooth and rich, floats down the throat. This is the most dangerously drinkable 10 percenter I have had. Good thing this isn't in bottles, you would never see me sober again.

 564 characters

Photo of ThaBobfather
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At the Comet tonight for the B-B Imperial- I got this as a bonus!

Pours purely black motor oil-the name has it right there is nothing un-black about this pour- there is a small twinge of chocolate head.
Smell is has an interesting aroma-definitely some coffee but I'm not sure what this other is-maybe mwa is right and it's soy sauce but I would lean towards a fruity ester.
Taste is almost like drinking alcoholic chocolate milk- for toasted coffee ground flavor rounds out the end of the flavor.
Finish is nearly overwhelming like malty and with sweet toasted chocolate and a hint of ester.
As my colleague wrote before me this is dangerously drinkable-I think I would try to session this and make it through 2 before passing out on myself.

 743 characters

Photo of jampics2
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Luckily, I got to try this at the Beer Engine's Wood Aged Beer Event. A growler had been saved from the special tapping the Sunday night before.

I had a few pours, so probably 12oz or so. This was hands down the best beer I had that day.

Poured into a small tasting glass, this brown body has a creamy head that really sticks around. Darker that Old Curmudgeon.

Smell is awesome. Brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, wood, bourbon. Nice!

Taste is amazing, might even be better than CBS in showcasing the unique syrup bourbon barrels. Tastes like maple brown sugar, vanilla, sweet bourbon, all in perfect harmony. This was just a wonderful blend of the flavors I like best about wood and bourbon aging.

Creamy mouthfeel, absolutely dances across the tongue. Perfect.

Drinkability was exceptional as well. Just a pleasure.

 820 characters

Photo of Reagan1984
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed two glasses of this at the Armsby Abbey Stoutfest this weekend. Besides Canadian Breakfast Stout, this was my favorite beer. Truly a treat to drink. The first thing I enjoy is the classification. Old Ale, Stout?? What the hell is it? Well, it's fantastic.

Came in a tulip glass with a thick, creamy tan head that showed great retention. Slowly faded to a cap and then proceeded to leave a great deal of lacing in the glass. Dark brown and almost black. Just a shade lighter than most imperial stouts, but very very dark.

Aroma was the first treat. While it was definitely subtle, it was fantastic. Vanilla, bourbon, rich roasted malts all combined for a great aroma.

Vanilla, brown sugar, roasted malt, (not charred or burnt at all) bourbon and a sense of the wood. Every once in a while a maple flavor but I wasn't sure if it was maple or just a combination of the vanilla and brown sugar. Smooth yet complex. Another example where I am disappointed that these beers are limited to one time. This is a great beer and should be brewed again. There is a great deal of complexity here and I made sure to slowly enjoy the glasses.

Silky smooth mouth feel and the slightest carbonation. Fairly bold body but not syrup like at all. Lay on the tongue and the flavor lingered nicely.

If the keg didn't kick, I would have ordered a third.. That should speak nicely to the drinkability.

 1,390 characters

Photo of SkiBum22
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours jet black with a half inch of mocha head. Leaves nice lacing down the glass.

S - Smells like molasses, brown sugar, caramel, smoke, licorice, and a hint of oak. Whiskey is definitly present also.

T - Chocolate, dark fruits, sweet caramel, some toffee, whiskey. The whiskey note isn't as strong on the palate as the nose.

M - Full, rich and thick, smooth, soft carbonation, creamy finish.

O - This is another great beer from Founders that I feel gets a little over looked. I wish this was available more often.

 523 characters

Photo of atsprings
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Tyler's in Durham served in a pilsner glass a an almost opaque black that shows the slightest trace of ruby highlights when held to light. The beer is topped with a thin tan head that slowly diminishes to a ring and leaves great lacing on the glass. Aroma is abundant deep roasted malts and burnt molasses. The taste is extremely profound and complex, burnt caramel, molasses, dark malts, bitter dark chocolate, leather, and tobacco dance together on the tongue. The beer is a bit heavy, but it is a very smooth sipper. This is one of the best beers I've had in a long long time, Founders almost never fails to impress me, and this is no exception.

 658 characters

Photo of kzoobrew
4.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at O'Duffys.

Deep black body, very much opaque. One finger malted milk colored head it set atop. The head works its way back rather quickly leaving a ring around the glass. Lacing finds itself scattered along the sides of the glass.

The aroma was very impressive. Well integrated bourbon, deep caramelized sugars and molasses are noticed first. Maple and hints of bready malt emerge from beneath. In the nose the malt is much more toasted than it is roasted.

Oh my, one week after the KBS release I was not expecting such a treat. Judging by taste alone KBS has some competition in house. Deeply caramelized nearly burnt sugars, molasses and roasted malt dig into the tongue. Subtle smokiness begins to show underneath the roasted flavors. The bourbon flavor develops more on the midpalate, this was somewhat surprising. The chocolaty flavors beneath and the increasing intensity of the bourbon flavor round things out nicely on the back end. Remarkable balance between the burnt and roasted flavors and the fairly assertive sweetness.

Full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. The texture is very smooth, the carbonation is just a touch to high to call it creamy. The flavor lays heavy on the tounge leaving for a long finish.

Call this an Old Ale, I am not sure I am buying. I am not certain what style it belongs in but I am certain it is delicious. Expertly crafted beer on every level. Flavors are well integrated, the alcohol never becomes a factor. Remarkably drinkable, I had a few pours in the sitting and drank with relative ease. Do not pass this by if you have the chance. Excellent beer.

 1,623 characters

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founder's Dinner at Finnegan's in Plainfield, IL - 9/22/2010

Appearance -- Pours a rich dark brown with an abundance of ruby highlights. nearly no head to speak of. Bringing the glass to the light reveals how much of Curmudgeon's character this beer is going to have.

Smell -- Vanilla, molasses, chocolate, bread pudding, maple sugar, mild bourbon, faint smoke, and a little bit of spicy hops. Alcohol is present, not quite as detectable as Curmudgeon.

Taste -- In a word, decadent: Vanilla, cocoa, molasses, maple candy, and a kiss of bourbon. Finish is molasses, cocoa, maple, and smoke.

Mouthfeel -- Very full body, slick and viscous, mild carbonation. A bit of alcohol bite. Would be perfect if that alcohol could be lessened.

Drinkability -- This is Curmudgeon taken to the next level. The maple elevates the rich malty character to the next level and the addition of black patent malt gives it an extra dimension that makes this a real treat. Would gladly take a glass of this over a growler of CBS any day of the week. Top-ranking Old Ale!

 1,051 characters

Photo of Bung
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

At the brewery week of the 4th.
A pretty much black pour, but started with almost 4 fingers of head that looked like a chocolate malt. Eventually recedes to a finger of multilayered cream to brown head that grips the glass.

Aroma is multi-dimensional malt and molasses. Maple, oak, dark chocolate as well. Not much more to say, very nice.

Worlds of malt, roast and maple bourbon syrup. Pumpernikel, some peat and leather. Finishes pleasantly with cocoa, molasses and oak barrel.

Near full bodied with an extreamely smooth creaminess. Nearly no warmth, one could easily ko themselves with this stuff at 9%. It said 9% on their board for this batch anyway.

This stuff is special, a must try if you are fortunate to come across. Another fantastic one from Founders and yet another one they should bottle. "Where do they get these wonderful toys?"

 847 characters

Photo of ShogoKawada
4.78/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to sarro for this 64oz growler, much appreciated! Ticked this beer before but now I get to sit with it. Split w/ roommate, into Newport Storm pint glass.

A- Nice oatmeal cookie head ontop of this dark brown beer. Thin lacing, about a half-finger of dense sandy foam ontop of this.

S- Vanilla, bourbon, a bit of alcohol. Draws you in for another whiff. Inviting.

T- Chocolate covered raisins, molasses/maple, bourbon, vanilla and oak. A bit of cherry. The flavors are very intense, especially the bourbon and maple, but everything is well-rounded and no one flavor outshines the others. Reminds me of a white rum at some points.

M- Heavy, but silky smooth. No real sign of ABV. A Smörgåsbord of flavors.. and they're in perfect harmony. Each sip has me wanting more.

D- Fantastic for the ABV. Glad I'm splitting a growler as this packs a punch, but this stuff is the real deal. A world-class beer, no doubt about it.

PS this needs to be bottled, I think I like this more than CBS. This one seems a bit more intense.

 1,037 characters

Photo of ChrisPro
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kraftwork during Philly Beer Week 2010. Yet another beer event with the Ryans.

Pours super dark brown with only the slightest hints of light. Thin mocha head with a little lacing.

Big bourbon nose along with tons of toffee and treacle.

Incredibly sweet drinkable vanilla and molasses brew with a very strong caramel finish on the tongue.

Pretty full bodied with mild carb, and a slick buttery feeling.

This was easily one of the highlights of my Philly Beer Week and I ended up at Kraftwork twice in one day for a total of 4 of these pours. Absolutely incredible!

 579 characters

Photo of infi
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Another gem at the RnH/Founders event.

Poured into a wine glass.

Very porter-looking overall: translucent dark-brown, thin tan head of quick dissipation and not much lacing. Nice visual layer of the alcoholic legs floating atop the dark brew. Smell carried a very nice hum and generalized sweetness overall. The biscuit malt and molasses make for a nice synergistic blend of this interesting bready/sugary complexity. Very, very engaging to the nose. Just like the CBS, the molasses imparts a nice buttery vanilla/caramel sweetness to the beer as well.

First old ale ever tried and immediately blown away. The balance between the buttery pie crust-like taste of the biscuit malt and dark honey sweetness from the molasses is incredible. There's also identifiable notes of dark bittersweet chocolate and raisin/prune dark fruitiness on the palate. An unusual combination of a baltic porter and old ale makes for such a beautifully tasting beer. Complexity and amplification of flavors further through more warmth.

Mouthfeel is just smooth and silky. Real easy and tasty to drink. 10.5% ABV makes its way known through the nice buzz it evokes on the body. Black Biscuit was the biggest surprise of the night. One of the better tasting innovative beers I've tried. Founders, please bottle this!

 1,295 characters

Photo of SuperNova777
4.77/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap a few weeks ago at Fiddler's Hearth
Heard all of Indiana only got two full kegs of this..very stoked

A:Poured Dark as night with a solid finger and half head that slowly resided and left beautiful lacing down the glass

S:Strong hint of molases, maple, vanilla and a hint of chocolate

T:Complete awesomeness, just as the nose detects with a little taste of biscuit and bourbon on the end

M:Solid full feel that coats your mouth like syrup

D:A very drinkable, delicious, and intresting beer. I ended drinking a few of these because they were so damn good and I don't know if I ever will have the chance again.

Cheers again Founders

 651 characters

Photo of patm1986
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Notes: November 2010
Growler from the whole foods beer room in the bowery. GREAT find.

Dark as a damned desert night, man. The head on this baby is nearly gold. A beautiful thick, brown, viscous looking brew. It doesn't poor quite as thickly syrupy as a stout, but it does have a look greater than a porter. Dark, dark.

It smells strongly of coffee, milk chocolate, and bread, with an interesting hint of butter. It smells like biscuits. Maybe that's coming as a result of the name, but it's definitely bready.

Hello burnt rye toast, caramel, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Hello bourbon-y sweetness. Hello molasses chew. Lovingly smooth without anything much of an overboard roast flavor to suggest strength. Really lovely.

It coats the palate. Smooth, frothy, carbonated like a porter, but the old ale characteristics affect the consistency greatly. Smooth, smooth, smooth.

Love. Love. Really love this. What a treat.

As of this review writing(oct 2011), this isn't offered this year, according to an email I received from founders in response to my inquiry of a 2011 release. Sadness. I really hope this comes back. PLEASE. I'd be more excited to land this than CBS. Really.

 1,192 characters

Photo of cbutova
4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at StoutFest. Pours pitch black with dark tan coat and ring. Small lacing but good for barrel aged. Looks pleasing to quaff. Smells of oak, vanilla, bourbon, roasty malts, alcohol, cocoa, licorice. Very well balanced and good strength. No flavors are too strong. Taste is much of the same and very good. Oak, cocoa and bourbon vanilla is nice. Wood is good. Maple comes in sweet but not too much so. Mouthfeel is moderate, could be thicker. Very warm but nice tor big flavors. Carbonation low bit suitable. Coat of oak and huge roast. Price sucked, great taste and beer overall, sipper bit drinkable. Reminds me of an imperial stout but smaller. A part of the after taste reminds of the stick taste when roasting marshmallows, very roasty and woody.

 756 characters

Photo of nickd717
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Some time, when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they've got and win just one for the Ticker. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Seventeenth of July, and we will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from tick deprivation. We are fighting for our right to tick. Should we win today, the Seventeenth of July will be known as the day the tickers of the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night! We will not go thirsty without a fight! We're going to tick on! That beer is going to survive to be ticked!" Aye, tick and your BeerAdvocate dignity may die. Don't tick, and it'll live... at least for a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the beers, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR TWO OUNCES TO FREEDOM!

Growler thanks to a very, very generous BA whose name I'll leave out of this review to avoid controversy. He came through with a HUGE assist though - this guy is pretty much the Steve Nash of beer ticking.

Shared with largadeer, alfrantzell, chswimmer, and the late great 2ozToFreedom. The 36 hour old growler pours clear darkest brown in color with some tannish bubbles that leave a bubbly ring and some swirls. Excellent aroma. Smells like a great old ale with a little impy stout mixed in. A lot of barrel and maple. Some bourbon or cognac. Sweet toffeeish malt and vanilla. Amazing flavor. Very sweet in a good way. The -bal aging is strong with this one. Lots of oak, vanilla, and maple. Great caramel, toffee, and milk chocolate malt base. I'm even getting some rye, although I don't know if there's actually rye in there. Oh yeah, also delicious rarity. Man, I love that taste. Extremely smooth on the mouthfeel with medium-full body and low carbonation. Very, very drinkable for a rich -bal aged old ale. Lives up to the hype. Tick this beer if you can.

 2,104 characters

Photo of ffejherb
4.72/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to FooFaa for sharing this growler on 2/4/10 (and also for not dumping any out of my glass this time)!

A - Emerged from the growler as a very deep brown liquid, almost bordering black territory, with copper and burgundy hues around the bottom and a creamy tan head that settled into a milky film and deposited plenty of spotty lace around the glass.

S - Initial aroma combines sweet chocolate with a dark fruit presence and lush vanilla notes. Hints of raisins, sweet tobacco leaf and a definite cherry tartness mingle in the background. However, the predominant aroma I pick up on is chocolate.

T - Black Biscuit opens with vanilla and chocolate notes acting in concert to provide an underlying sweetness, while a more subtle raspberry or cherry pie filling character adds a hint of tartness to the fold. Finish is extraordinary and lends a raspberry vanilla dessert sweetness with just a hint of tart cherry character. Oh man, this is simply delicious!

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture and soft mouthfeel, yet enough carbonation is present, giving it quite a bit of life. Finishes with a hint of bitterness and residual sweetness on the palate.

D - Freakin' Founders! The last couple of beers I've had have all been off the hook, and this one is no exception. Simply a delicious brew from one of the best breweries in the country!

 1,361 characters

Photo of garbercury
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer in Boardman, Oh.

A--Deep mahogony, nice beige head.

S--A lot going on in the nose, bourbon, vanilla/oak, maple, its all there, fabulous.

T--I thought the nose was great?! Wow, this is an early xmas gift for the palate. Starts with bourbon, then to that oak/vanilla, with some maple and just the slightest taste of coconut. Such a complex gem of a beer.

M--Smooth and silky, not overly carbonated...

D--Now THIS is what its all about. Truly an epic, world class beer by the best all around brewery I know of. Seek it out, its fantastic.

 579 characters

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brick Store Pub for their 14th anniversary celebration. I love this style (styles?) and was happy to see this in the line-up. Pours black with a decent tan head that sticks around as a cap. Excellent lacing that leaves defined and prominent rings down the glass. Smells slightly vinous. I believe that this particular keg has been aged for a year, so I would expect this as well as a bit less chewiness in the mouthfeel. Additional notes of gingerbread and especially, molasses. Warming, with spice and pine notes on the back end. The taste is just awesome. Classic old ale taste with the extra notes of molasses and gingerbread again, but also well integrated boozy and barrel notes as well as a nice, dry bitterness throughout that counterbalances the molasses notes nicely. It is indeed quite smooth, not sticky at all, and with a nice long finish. A fine beer indeed.

 885 characters

Photo of treyrab
4.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A colossal thanks goes to my man Shane for this. I have heard such great things about this beer but never thought I'd try it. I owe you one buddy.

A: Pours vigoursly from the bottle to yield a nice tan head in my snifter. Appears brown but nice mahogany hues come through when held to the light. Georgeous look.

S: Wow. Amazong bourbon hits you first and blends magically with the sweet maple undertones. The maple is great, sweet, and near perfection in the scent. Some nice roast and coffee come through as well but the bourbon and maple really shine.

T: This is the best old ale I have ever had. I say that without hesitation. The first flavors you get are good quality bourbon that blend gracefully with sweet maple. I love sweet beers (not the kind that slap you with a bag of sugar), but naturally sweet beers like this. The roast is there to balance the sweetness too, but the maple and bourbon shine again.

Overal, this is a masterpiece of a beer and realy cannot thank you enough Shane!

 999 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Founders Black Biscuit from Founders Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.