dextermorgan (97) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The whiskey notes are well-balanced and donít make the beer overly-sweet like other efforts like Allagashís Curieux. Good body, good texture. Good brew.
Grima (2187) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bierkompass!
Pours ruby red with a small off-white head. Aroma of resin, plum, dark dried fruits and caramel. Taste has sweet malt notes, lots of caramel and brown sugar as well as dried fruits and lots of plum. Finish is strong malty, very sweet with brown sugar, fruits, caramel and an earthy undertone. Really nice one, which spent 6 years in the bottle!
King_Alex_II (622) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown color with foam ring and some particles. The smell is very sugary and creamy with a diffuse fruit note. The taste is weirdly attractive and a little repelling. Sirupy, sugary, fruity (raisins?), caramel, foresty, oily, smooth, round and I donít know what is weird about it. This beer is special and you should try it. Interesting and weird. The taste is intense and suddenly stops a few moments later in the mouth.
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with big beige head. Caramel, tobacco, vanilla, some hops, something you don?t have in other comparable beers I can?t quite describe. Taste is caramel, toffee, more vanilla, piney, bitter boozy finish, plums. Smooth carbonation, thick mouthfeel. Awesome.
RLiddell (57) - Valrico, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kilted Mermaid. Pours a beautiful caramel color, tan head that dissapates rapidly leaving minimal lacing. Not much on the nose, taste is molasses and dark fruit. Overall, a really nice old ale.
PhillyBeer2112 (2640) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this. I like old ales. I like those dark fruit raisiny notes in old ales. I like those tobacco like hop flavorings that skirt the edges of the ale-fruit. I like getting drunk on a Tuesday night for no reason. and fuck you.
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 4/20/14. A viscous amber pour, some floating sediment, slight white rim of head. Smells almost like a barley wine, very sweet malty profile, caramel, plum, vanilla and booze. Tastes much like a very strong barley wine mixed with some scotch. flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, tons of barley, caramel, banana, plum, raisins. a full bodied ale with some, but not a whole lot of carbonation. Overall its very heavy, boozy, thick and rich, this would be much better on a cold dreary night instead of a sunny 80 degree afternoon.
marcus (7545) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 Bottle from Lockeís Party Shoppe. Pours light copper with a foamy beige head snd a floral treacle aroma. There is a sweet dark molasses flavor with some carbonation and a dry bitter finish.
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a huge fan of scotch ales but this is not bad. Worth a try if you have never had it.
Beerathon (1554) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vermilion reddish orange pour. An intensely complex beer with a rich, sweet malt profile. Alcohol is evident, gives an embracing warmth. Fair amount of bitterness, but it melds well with the sweetness of the malts. Flavors of molasses, caramel, butterscotch, candied sugar, hop spice essence, faint raisin, toffee, woody (oak). Lovely array of flavors smoothing over your palate with a loving finish. One of the best Founderís beers Iíve had, and Iíve had a lot, and a lot have been very good, so that ís saying something.
Mxyzlpltk (7) - WeSt palm beach, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lite amber gold color, no retention, good clarity, malt forward as the style should be, with Carmel, butterscotch aroma that is booze within whiskey undertones. Palate is more maple syrup than mollasses with a candied like sweetness. Strangely I donít pick up the oak or molasses independently but notice there combination delievers what I would describe as a bourbon like character. Very pleasant considering I like bourbon as much as beer. Nice delivery on the style but my rating reflects my gravitation to hops as opposed to malt forward ales.