boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with just a little white head. Has a malty caramel smell to it. The taste is just about the same way it smells. Has a slight bitter finish to it
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a dark ruby brown in color with a foamy white head with a brisk pour. aroma has mostly malts, some dark fruit, and caramel. medium mouth feel with just enough carbonation. flavor gets a little richer, roasted malt, light bitterness, toffee, and a touch of sweetness. good beer overall but not as nice as many of there others.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. tawny red brown color with a khaki colored one finger head. dried fruits like dates and golden raisin on the nose with an obvious big roasted malt character. very rich sweet and malty but not unbalanced. hops play second fiddle, but are found from start to finish, providing a good counterpart to the malt. well crafted scotch style ale.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Butters. Brown-red with a thick tan head. Lightly sticky lacing. Plummy, raisin, melty aroma. Taste is very fruity, plums, raisins, cherries, very sweet and malty.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red chestnut with a creamy and lasting off-white head. Rich malty aroma with biscuit and dried fruit. Sweet and fruity flavour with a hint of smoke. The sweetness to some degree balanced by alcohol
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DuffmanSW. Pours a dark reddish brown with a yellowish tan head. Aroma is caramel, pears, and honey. Flavor is sweet with some burnt roastiness, fresh fruit, and salty caramel. Medium to full bodied, medium carb, would have liked it a bit thicker.
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle at the Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Pours clear red with a medium tan head. Malty caramel aroma that is sort of metallic with a hint of booze. Caramel malt flavor with a dry, earthy hop finish.
evergreen0199 (2579) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown/ruby pour with smallish off white head. Smells like an English ESB. Malty, hoppy, slightly sweet. I really like Founders but this one is not really my thing to be honest.
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deeeeep reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Nice malty nose. Deep mouthfeel with a nice creamy palate. Very complex on the tongue with a bit of sweet (honey?). So much malt but combined very well. I’ve had a lot of poorly done scotch ales and they turned me off of the style. I’m glad this one is around to help redeem scotch ales for me!
CanIHave4Beers (3677) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish-brownish color with a small head. Whoa! this actually smells like scotch! Smoky and peaty with some mild honey notes, dammit this smells good Flavor has good notes of scotch whisky with some very good hoppiness, some apple, some cherry, and some pronounced but delicious alcohol notes.