chrisv10 (15165) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle from Voldby. Dark brown/ruby with tiny off-white head. Flavour is caramel, fruit, alcohol, sweet and nuts.
MaBeer1972 (1789) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is quite a heavy bodied deep reddish brown brew. On the sweet side in aroma and flavor with all of those malts. However, the alcohol is certainly held in check by the sweetness. I would have liked a bit more smoke on the back side. I wish I had some smoky cheese or oysters to go with this.
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the University Roadhouse. Deep dark brew, sweet aroma with dark fruit and malty overtones. Taste is sweet, dominated iby malt, molassas and dark figgy fruit overtones, more than a little bitter and sour hoppiness in the finish, but the overall impression remains that of sweetness. An ethanol whooze in the after taste and ethanolic sweetness ala malt liquor permeate the flavor. Very satisfying palate and mouthfeel. very nice brew on the first cool day of late summer, would be great to warm up with after a long winter’s day outdoors.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: snifter. opaque mahogany color. light tan head. good retention rate with a very nice amount of lacing.
S: rich malts, with some huge peat aromas. some hops in the back of the aroma.
T: some caramel and toffee, with a big peat flavor. some nutty tones. very nice scotch ale flavors.
M: big bold body, perfect mild carbonation. very small and has a great palate.
D: very nice scotch ale. perfect flavors for my palate. really enjoyable.
daniele (7957) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ambrata nocciola buona schiuma media persistenza naso maltato con tostaure e caramello in bocca buon amaltatura caramello e decise note amare
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Churchkey - Pours dark, dark, dark, with a thick and creamy head that persists and laces the glass. Fantastic aroma of breadk, chocollate, coffee.Sweet and malty with a hint of bitterness. classic Scotch Ale. Founders is fantastic.
nwiseman (202) - Norwich, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from VBS. Deep brown ruby color with a pale foamy white head. Aroma has some hints of scotch with a little chocolate and some hops. Some interesting funk mellows out into a sweet roastiness that lingers. A little rough on the palate. I’m a big fan of this beer. Everything I want out of a scotch ale.
50belair (3328) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. A classic scotch ale with sweet malt, carmel, and cola flavors. The nose is basically the same as the taste. Maybe my second favorite scotch ale.
Travlr (21167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Churchkey. Toward the end of the night, after my tastebuds were in shock and very sleepy. I remember this one being on the sweet side, lots of malt, and a decent butterscotch tome.
stretchfest (79) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice brownish ruby with average head. Weak aroma of roasted malts and piney hops. Tastes like peat with a boozy, bitter finish. Definitely not founders’ best, but still pretty nice.