oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, some alcohol, plum and some slight grassyness. Flavour is sweet malts, alcohol, some mild raisins and plummy notes. Aftertaste is very sweet along with some mild toasted notes.
caesar (6172) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brownish color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, some butterscotch, bit hop. Sweetish taste, very malty, caramel. Very nicely balanced.
gunnar (7125) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a small white head.Aroma of caramel. Taste of dark fruits, caramel and some smoked character as well, sweet overall, finishes bitter and better.
skortila (5003) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma has caramel, butterscotch, raisins. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste is sweet, caramel malty with butterscotch. Sweetness is not too overwhelming. Balance is okay. Just a little siruppy. Has some hoppiness. Enjoyable brew.
Scotthops (8) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish-brown in appearance. Sweet, but not syrupy. A little anise and caramel malts. Slight whiskey or scotch on the palate. Very nice!
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is strong, like a brown ale with boozy undertones. It is like a thick dark syrup in appearance with red hughes. Tastes delicious from a strong ale perspective in the tradition of a scotch ale. I know people who are scared to drink this style - ask Sean.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Sample Date: 8/25/2009 Source:Capital Ale House - Downtown) Caramel and a light fruitiness in the aroma. Hazy amber brown. Big caramel maltiness with dark fruit notes and peat smoke. Dry moderately bitter finish.
obguthr (5094) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty molasses nose with faint hints of wood, chestnut, and whiskey. Cloudy brown with a thick yellow head, good lacing, constant streams of carbonation. Well balanced blend of whiskey, malt, and oak. Bark finish. Medium mouthfeel. Hearty and well crafted.
Skinnyviking (8200) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium high and lasting creamy off-white head leaving nice lacings. Hazy orange red body. Powerful barley malt aroma with caramel and choccolate and vague hint of vanilla. Mild malty creamy and hoppy choccolate flavor with a bit of sour berries. Low carbonation. Long malty aftertaste. Would not have guessed on such a high alcohol level.
Slipstream (2320) - USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral, meadow-like aroma, that is a touch tangy and blossomy. Starndard brown pour and weird drawing on label. The flavor is great - malty and sweet, but not syrupy, with notes of grassy hops and a bitter, herbal undertone (fifty IBU). A touch of yeast and bit of bourbon in the flavor as well. This is as complex and tasty a scotch ale as I can name. Bravo, Founders, for another excellent release.