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 (8080) - 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 (3425) - 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 (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy ruby-brown colour with no head left; solid aroma of prune and caramel, a fair piney hop presence; full-bodied and gently sticky, a sweet and solid malt backbone, a respectable bitterness before a long aftertaste of dark fruits, piney hops and licorice
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours very dark ruby/red color, has aroma of malt and booze to it, a little alcohol to the finish of it but this is one fine brew from Founders.
MattShizzle (600) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - from sampler pack. Dark copper color - barely translucent. Very little aroma. Taste is really good - very malty with some roastiness and a bit of peat smoke.