jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2012 Draft at Jerryís. Clear dark mahogany with good, creamy, tan head / Sweet, rich nose of toffee, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit / Medium to full body, chewy, sweet & syrupy but with excellent hopping, and good bitterness, and some heat, on the long finish / Rich, complex flavors of coffee, chocolate, caramel, nut, and peet / One of the greats.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am a fan of scotch ales and this one is good. Good flavor to it. Very smooth. Balanced.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with a moderate tan head that fades rapidly. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Big roasted malt flavor, with some peaty smoky flavor. Some hops become evident at the end. Fairly full bodied. Very nice.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque dark ruby brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, toffee, pine. Flavor is molasses, caramel, pine, malt, chocolate, coffee.
crazydiamond (48) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canít seem to get out of the party store without taking a 6 pack of this beer with me. Itís nice, warming with a bit of a carmally sweetness. Nice representation of my favorite style.
stiffy42j (68) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark brown/red with small creamy head. smokey, earthy flavors and some dark fruits. very nice creamy feel...itís a wee heavie and I like it IN MY BELLY!
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely dark ruby color. Fairly nice malt nose. Really complex hints of peat and smoke on the palate, with additional notes of caramel, toffee and fruit as well. Very nice body. Nice flavor. A very nice beer. I would love to buy this beer in a 6íer.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Thanks to BillVanE. Poured a dark black thin like water. Aroma of malt and jack danials. Taste is smooth and frothy has a coffe hint to it.
demitriustown (1118) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Dark red almost black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is malts, caramel, and a grain aspect to it. Almost candy like in the aroma. Very smooth caramel malt taste, but the graininess is subdued in the taste but brings something subtle nuances into the mix. Palate is short, somewhat lively and carbonated, and light. Overall, Very nice Scotch ale better than most of the Wee Heavies. Cheers!
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders has been a mixed bag with me. I have had some good beers from them, and some pretty awful ones as well. This one is a winner. It pours a lovely dark brown color and smells like a delicious malty beverage. Palate is nice and full, and the flavor is awesome: Lots of smoke and roasted malts. The smoke is definitely there, but itís far from over powering. I detect some brown sugar and fruits too -- maybe some raisin -- hard to tell. Excellent beer.