humulushound (244) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber color with off-white head. Complex malt profile - caramel, bread, biscuits - fruity hops, hints of vanilla and peat. Flavor malt dominated with a nip of fruity-op bitterness. Body is creamy with a smooth sweet finish.
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First of all, this is not my favorite style of beer; I am an IPA drinker. That being said, I really enjoyed this. Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aromas of caramel, bread, and a little alcohol. Flavor is rich, sweet, smokey, and a nice bit of hops. Alcohol is evident. Very nice for a Scotch ale; really like the hops in this. Excellent.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby-tinged brown, moderate tan head that fades to thin and sparse lacing. Aroma of smoke, peat, and very malty. Thinner mouthfeel, kind of slick, moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet, a bit bitter, with some saltiness. Very complex and rewarding beer to drink.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mahogany with standard white head. Aroma is of honey complemented by notes of pine and yeast. The honey/caramel sweetness takes a backseat to the pine hops (but only by a bit) in the flavor department. Slightly thin body with more a more hoppy finish than I expected or wanted. I expected more considering how much I love Backwoods Bastard.
Leighton (18221) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap sample at New Beer Dist. Pours a dark ruby with moderate, off-white head. Nose of sweet malt, caramel, some heavy booze. Flavor is rich, plenty of sweetness, more caramel and some toffee, warm notes of scotch. Tail holds has some dark chocolate, coffee and some smoke. Sticky finish. Pretty nice.
curtis75 (31) - Glostrup, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Breadish aroma, like new baked bread and with a taste of strong alcohol and good hop, nice red colour but cloudy, I am going to drink this beer again.
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby/brown pour with nice tan head light lacing ..... aroma of caramel and bready malts tastes just the same with some thickness, light smokiness and hop bitterness in the finish ..... smooth and mellow a tasty brew with a nice bitter bite at the end
mnurda (1239) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottled sample. Founders could be my new favorite brewery. Liked the boldness of this beer. Nice combination of malt and hops.
djredpop (101) - Downriver, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burgundy / ruby, clear w/ off-white head. Subdued aroma. Very malty / sweet at first, finishes with quite a bit of hops bitterness. Medium-bodied w/ velvety mouthfeel. High alcohol content is masked well by generous malt and hops additions. Pretty good.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at Rattle n Hum. Directly after pints of Founders Porter & Double Trouble. I have to say, this doesn’t really compete with those hard hitters. Pour is a brown with a red/maroon hint... no head is retained. Lots of sweet malts, rich and supple. Body is medium and a bit slick. Does hide the alc well.