DWestrick (461) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - meh, not what I expected - strong bourbon flavor - very smokey with strong alcohol notes. Not really what I look for in a beer
dchmela (2763) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to NBondi for the bottle. Deep murky brown pour with a thin tan head. Maple syrup, oak, bourbon in the aroma. Taste is thick and chewy malt, spicy hop bitterness, toffee, maple syrup and hints of bourbon all popping out. Extremely complex and tasty.
weitz15 (383) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial aroma of faint spices and scotch. Medium-thick body with a sweet, almost honey-like flavor, subsiding to the warm hint of scotch.
italianjohn (2432) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish ruby pour light hazy off white/beige head .... aroma of bourbon and some caramel malt .... taste of sweet caramel light roasted malts and oaky/bourbon ... dry taste lots of caramel malt and just the right of bourbon kick to it .... nice to see bourbon mixed with a different style finishes dry and warm bourbon
JMerritt (1867) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with flecks of red. Head is essentially non-existent despite an aggressive pour. Slightly leggy appearance. Moderate bourbon nose with some cinnamon and baking spices underneath, dried cherries, dates, and mild alcohol akin to cough syrup. Flavor starts out sweet with some slightly sprucy hops, watermelon fruitiness and caramels, but the alcohol quickly overshadows everything, turning very dry with a tremendous alcoholic send-off. Mildly carbonated with a dry finish. Like the name implies, seems as though it is made with abrasive moonshine.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 Pours brown with a red tint with a small off white head. Smells of scotch and light fruits, tastes of the same with slight chocolate notes. Taste is not as boozy as the smell however it is still present on the palate.
TheHopster (879) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) Perhaps the perfect winter evening beer. Coffee, silky chocolate and brandy flavors with a smooth mouth feel. Long-lasting and full flavored. A perfect alternative to brandy. This is what craft brewing is all about.
arkurzynski (1680) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2014 Deep brown and red. Nice yellow-tan head. Holy bourbon! The mix of aroma with the bourbon barrel and the dark fruit/malt gives the aroma almost a pineapple/coconut aroma. Great flavor depth with dark fruit, peat-smoked malt, bourbon. Alcohol warmth. Medium to full body. Excellent. Cellar 3-6 months. Good fresh.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours extremely dark red with a slight brownish tint and a small off-white head. Large carbonation bubbles and nice lacing as well. Aroma is of scotch, rum, smoke, light fruits, Flavor is a wee heavy on the alcohol as to be expected and includes notes of raspberry, cherry, bitter chocolate, and a subtle roasted finish. Damn good scotch ale.
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours muddy clay brown with a medium off-white head. Aroma is of whisky bourbon, vanilla, and malt. Taste is distinctly bourbon and vanilla; malt and alcohol. Very good heavy beer with a very smooth perfect mouth feel which is only to expect from Founderís. For a scotch ale the whisky overpowers a bit, not a traditional scotch ale. Then again they already make the perfect traditional scotch ale at Founderís. Overall wonderful, glad to have purchased, good to see founders continuing to push the envelope.