richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a chalice.... Pours very dark with a big head... Smells of coffee chocolate and a slight citrus finish....tastes sweeter than expected ....slight bitterness going down...decent amount of lacing
beastmaster (270) - Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the roommate. Pour is so dark amber brown/red I can barley see through it. Head dissipated after a few minutes but was had thin lacing and about half a finger. Aroma of caramel, malt, prune juice, rootbeer, cranberries, and licorice. Very interesting nose.medium light body. I too get a nutty, fruity toffee flavor that is sweet in the front and boozy in the back. Kinda like the mullet of beer. Favorite scoth ale right now.
Desverger (2121) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SuperBest Amaír Foodmarket, Copenhagen - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity and nutty, some spices on the palate, good mouthfeel, nice boozy finish. Quality brew.
mintzmeet (207) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious. Great malt flavors. Doesnít taste as alcoholic as it is. Rich complex notes.
Willsaar (6) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can always count on Founders to deliver a great beer experience and this brew is definitely no exception! Pours a dark ruby brown color with a big head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is complex (a portent of things to come) with cherry, toffee, and other rich notes. Taste is extremely complex, though I donít perceive any smokiness, there are a broad range of notes- nuts, dried fruits, toffee, and some burnt hints towards the end (but in a great way). This is a "warmer" beer, with a bit of booziness to it that is very subtle (and cozy on a cold rainy night!) Itís advertised as Founders flagship brew, I can no doubt understand why. This is a superb beer, and definitely the best scotch ale Iíve ever had.
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Really nice caramel aroma, along with tight head and brown amber color. This tasted really malty but despite its malty sweetnes, which was wonderful, it finished nice and dry. Not cloying whatsoever. Perfect balance of this malt forward brew.
bartholos (17) - GERMANY - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a shop in Sao Paulo. The dirty bastard is dark red brown colored with a smooth tan head. It is a very malty ale with caramel, toffee and smoke aroma as well as the expected alcohol and some roastiness. Sweet taste with some fruity-hoppiness in the finish. The body is strong and thick as it should be with a warm alcoholic finish.
JeffBucaneiros (12) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Café, ótimo paladar, interessante, estilo bock com boa finalização espuma cremosa
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stxoil (24) - Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with decent head. At first didnít get a lot of flavor, but complexity started to show as beer warmed up a bit. Taste of raosted malts predominate. I didnít notice any smoke. Very enjoyable.
birdiecox12 (5) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer had everything you want from a scotch ale. Think, smoky a bit of hops and a nice kick. Love it
Jimsal27 (248) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown with tan head. Soft aroma, sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, mild alcohol and no bitterness. Medium to full body. Very good but I get no hops and no smoke. Wonder if I got an old bottle. Feel like Iím drinking curmudgeon.