popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle. Produced a cloudy, nut brown body (with slight redness) with a medium tan head. Sweet smoky aroma with hints of chocolate. First taste produced no sensation, quickly followed by strong bitter melding into sweetness (quite complex). This was smooth drinking ale with a strong flavor. Medium to heavy bodied and coated the tongue with a smoky sweetness. I liked this Scotch Ale very much and will purchase again.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle my friend Liz picked up on the road. Drank from a dogfish snifter. Pours dark brown with a ruby tinge. The head is about pinky width and pretty nicely colored, a pale cream. The nose is sweet, robust and pretty damn enticing. Tasty, sweet, rich, malty, but a tiny bit thin. Founders has yet to let me down, and this is pretty solid, could be better of course, but pretty damn tasty.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a brown ruby color with a one finger bubbly off white head that quickly disappeared. aroma is roasted caramel malt with a touch of hops. has a medium body, descent lacing and ok carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with a hint of alcohol. not bad of a scotch ale i guess. is a little sticky on the lips and a little syrupy.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. i found this to be a delicously malty and nicely hopped scotch ale. not sure if i could drink several bottles at a time but this pretty tasty.
LinusStick (2838) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A so so Scotch ale. Aroma was weak but had hints of dark and roasted malt. Pour was a breathtaking dark ruby with a nice 2 finger off white head that appeared a couple seconds after the pour. Taste was smoky and sweet with a bitterness in the aftertaste. The sweet came from caramel, syrup and butterscotch. The bitterness resembled dark roasted malt in the end. I would have rated this a lot higher had it had decent carbonation.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish/ruby color - big aroma of roasted and sweet dark malts. Flavor is sweet and rich, with notes of brown sugar, syrup, licorice and a slight hint of smokiness. Finish is a little dry and sticky. All in all a nice, bold scotch ale.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/25/2009. Mostly clear reddish amber body with ruby highlights and a bit of chill haze and a medium frothy dark tan head. Toasty molasses and faint smoke aroma. Grainy molasses and dry smoke flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. 8/4/7/3/15 - 3.7
Shared with Kinz for an impromptu tasting. Dark ruby body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and molassas aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with a butterscotch ending. 8/4/8/3/16 - 3.9
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours an ugly red brown with a small off white head that quickly settles to a tiny film. Sweet aroma, malty, maybe a touch of smoke, raisins, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, wood, maple syrup. Some piney hops. Taste is smooth, a little bitter, with the dark fruits being the main thing here. Sweetness is surprisingly low, which is a good thing I think. Drinkability is higher than the aroma and ABV would lead you to believe. One of the better Scotch ales I’ve had.
jrob21 (2514) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from monk’s in philly. Pours a deep dark brown. Requisite sweetness and massive malt flavors. Subtle candi sugar in the flavor as well. Paired nicely with the cheese and sausage platter with got as an app. Definiitely enjoyed this onen but I am pretty partial to this style.
Kinz (3274) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to maniac for this one. Deep amber, floaties, little head. Deep caramel aroma, hints of molasses. Flavor is fantastic, deep caramel. There isn’t much else to this, it is simple, but great.