mamabeer (39) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Warm light mahogany color with light creamy tan head. Nutty aroma. Taste is a sweet lightly charred maltiness with dried fruit notes and just enough hop to break the sweetness.
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
greatalcool caramel aroma, look good with a great hazelnut brown, with a creamy pale brown head and the flavor are a burst of alcool but smoothen fast after to leave the place to some butterscotchand a bit smoky
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits, spices, and a slight hint of alcohol. Flavor is the same, starts off with the dark fruits then gives way to the spices and then finishes with some smokiness, sweet malts, and a hint of hops. Decent bitter finish. Another good brew from Founders.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thsi beer pours a deep dark red / brown and has a very slight head. Tastes malty with a slight smoke aroma. Good stuff.
mtickles (1) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Rich golden brown color, slight tan head. Excellent blend of complexity in the taste. A slight bite in the finish. Overall excellent beer.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark ruby color with no head and lacing at all. Aroma is malty with hints of spices, raisins and plums. Mouthfeel is creamy and like a cola body leaving a sticky bitter finish. Alcohol is evident but not powerful in the aroma and finish. Easy drinking and enjoyable.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was prett good...on tap at brewery. Poured a dark brown with not head. Aroma was spicey, malty, and very sweet. Flavor was a syrupy sweet malt, toffee, and heavy spice. Mouthfeel was quite light, but also kind of sticky. Not very much like a scotch ale, but still pretty good.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 Bottle. Pours red brown, semi opaque. Very nice diminishing tan head. Aroma of sugary raisens and malt. Initial flavor is very malty with flavors of sweet dark fruits. It quickly kicks you in the taste buds and diminishes to a bitter,sticky, and slightly alcohol finish. The flavors did not seem to transition smoothly, which made this one a little odd. I still enjoyed this beer though. With the exception of the Centennial IPA, Founders has yet to disappoint me.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe auburn très claire surmontée d’une mousse beige mince. Arômes de caramel, de bois et de scotch. Saveurs de caramel, d’érable, de malt chocolat et d’alcool. Houblon de soutien.
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Bottle. from Dilly Deli. Bottle Conditioned. Drank 5/10/06. Pours clear deep amber / red. Almost no head Thick layer of foam that goes away almost immediately to a ring. Big, chunky sediment, no lacing. Aroma - sweet malts, raisins, plums, spice. Maybe a little peat and smoke. Flavor - really sweet and malty. A lot of alcohol warmth. Decent amt. of bitterness, but definitely dominated by sweet malts. Not as smokey or peaty as traditional scotch ales, but those flavors are present a little. Sweet and warm finish. Palate - nice, thick, medium to full body. Not a high level of carb., but enough to balance the rest of the thickish body. Overall really good. Definitely an americanized version of a scotch ale, but really good. Not surprising from Founders. Strong and complex, plenty of alcohol and a fair amt. of bitterness. I like it.