msante79 (2222) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark red with a tan head. ksmells of smoke, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste of alcohol, malts, carmels and toffe.Finsih is alcohol. Definitly a sipper.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a dark garnet with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, smokey peat and a wiff of alcohol. Flavor long on that rich smokey note with a mix of caramel/toffee /brown sugar, earthy finish with a warming alcohol influence.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown body with a very small head. Lots of chocolate malt and a bit of booze on the bouquet. Tons of chocolate flavor as well.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks dra19! The color was a deep ruby. The head was thin, off-white, and creamy. The aroma was sweet malt, dark fruit, and alcohol. The flavor was alcohol, sweet malt, dark fruit, some hopps, and some spice. The palate was medium/thick bodied. The finish was warm and long-lasting
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to kryptic for this bottle. Red pour with thick tan head. Great lacing. Smoked malts with coffee and bittering hops. Taste is rich with nice malts and peaty flavors. Finish is clean and slightly bitter.
darkninja67 (40) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle- pours a hazy reddish brown color with a creamy tan head. Lacing lingers on the glass. Some alcohol noted in the taste along with caramel and malts. Pretty easy to drink and could have another. My first Scotch ale and it will not be my last. Very well done Founders.
Tessic (1012) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This scotch ale poured a deep red colour with a big smooth creamy light brown head. Scents include caramel, chocolate, ripe fruit and spice just name a few. First taste was creamy and sweet with flavours of burnt malts, strawberry jam, mineral water, ripe fruits...this could go on forever. The finish is slightly bitter with a grassy flavour and a almost oily mouthfeel. The palate is bitter with a flavour of Vermouth???
alexsdad06 (7798) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep mahogany color with a small disappearing tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt goodness with a hint of earthy peat and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor is heavy on the sweet caramel malt, a touch of fruitiness, very light smoke, earthy peat, and a touch of alcohol. There is a bit of bitterness in the finish. Medium to full bodied. Smooth and easy to drink.
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hop Leaf, Chicago
Dark chestnut color. Good aroma of caramel, malt, hop. Full bodied, with a sweet flavor, mix of malt, caramel, some toffee, very good hopping, but powerful and aromatic; in the end there is some roasted malt too. Excellent American Strong Ale.
ilovedarkbeer (2573) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color. Small head that turns into just a green ring quickly. Tastes like coffee and malt and brown sugar and smoke. Good brew hard to down.