jackafholmes (363) - - NOV 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from strait and narrow, Lincoln. Dark ruby brown with no head. Stinks! Very ’farmy’ ie smells like manure, not necessarily a bad thing though. Taste is ridiculous malty treacley goodness, lovely. Tingly carbonation and a fairly full body.
agent_persik (440) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown color, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dried fruits, wood, spice. Taste has similar notes - sweet with bitter finish and lightly dry aftertaste. Medium to full body, average carbonation, warming touch of alcohol. Nice beer, rich and complex taste.
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice reddish brown colour with pretty head and lots of lacing. Aroma has nuts, citrus, red berries, caramel malts and some roasted notes. Taste has caramel malts, citrus hops, some pine and wood. Full and soft body, medium carbonation. Excellent scotch ale, so much flavours in great balance.
kjpargolf (1) - Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decided to try this after seeing that Founders was rated #1 in the top 50 breweries in the USA by The Daily Meal. I haven’t had a better beer that was brewed anywhere. As their website says, at 8.5% this "ain’t for the wee lads". Exquisite beer.
hippiemusic (47) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a big fan of scotch ales, but this is different. Nice creamy finish is what hits you first, and a beautiful brown color. Good brew.
fellebag (912) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl at Colletts. Disappearing white layer. Hazy grey black. Aroma is berries, raisins, prunes, leather, meat. Taste is sweet of meat and berries.
R4N5H (127) - SINGAPORE - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle at the Tipping Point Brewing Co on Wyndham Street in Hong Kong. Poured into a tulip glass. Dark red/brown in colour with a very small tan coloured head which quickly disappears. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma, caramel malt and plum. Heavy body, taste of caramel, fruits, chocolate and a little coffee. A chewy mouthfeel. A beer with a lot going on, and a lot going for it.
Dermi (662) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355 ml, bottled. Aroma: Bready malt, Taste: Medium+ sweet, some bitterness. Malty flavours, raisins. Slight acidity. Licorice. Palate: Medium body, avg co2. Ok.
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red beer, tan head, filmy retention, spotty lacing. Nose is fruity caramel with malt and sweet notes. Flavor is toasty malt, caramel, nutty notes, almost sticky sweetness, hoppy-fruity medium bitter finish. Lingering alcohol, caramel and hops, some bitterness.
Andy_ (776) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle
Ruby red to mahogany brown colored lear beer with beige head. Aroma has bready malts, slight peat, earthiness, herbs, vanilla and chocolate. Flavor has malts, herbs, dark fruits, raisin, toffee and coffee. Palate is full with heavy carbonation, slightly foamy. Finish has heavy bitterness. Aftertaste has alcohol, herbs, coffee acidicy and toffee sweetness. Decent for slow sipping, but I don’t find it that enjoyable. Reminds me of a doppelbock.