KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
The beer itself is a deep, transparent ruby color with a small off-white head that froths up on the initial pour before fading to a ring around the glass.
Toasted bread, cocoa powder, a bit of peat, and some dark fruit notes create the aroma.
Each sip starts out a little bit sweet, with a touch of caramel and cocoa up front. Toasted bread, dried cherries, and some nuts round out the flavor profile.
The mouthfeel is fairly balanced, with carbonation that falls between creamy and crisp and a medium body. A slight stickiness sits on my lips after each sip.
This is a well made beer from Founders. The Scotch Ale style is not really for me, though.
JonMoore (1656) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - very dark brown with beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruit, prunes. Similar in the taste, rich, fruity and well balanced. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice.
stevendoel (4) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great color and nose. Classic Scotch Ale taste with a little bit of chocolate in the finish.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
revtork (6) - North Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
As scotch ales go, this one should be considered a standard against which other Scotches should be judged. An orange color with a head that starts strong even if it finishes weak (try a straight
tommann (2297) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is rich toffee, orange and molasses. Taste has orange caramel to start. Malty molasses on the finish.
adamjackson (1752) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
VERY malt dark bronze orange. Pretty typical scotch ale nose. Taste is where things get exciting. Malt sweetness, oak and caramelized malts. Really solid and tastes bigger than 8%
Gromis (11) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is all right, but the hops used are just a bit too bitter for my liking.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Torrefacto (211) - SPAIN - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caoba oscuro con reflejos rojos, espuma beige claro. Aromas de regaliz, caramelo. En boca es suave y dulce con toques de azķcar moreno, caramelo, y ligero anŪs. Muy rica.
mstrcrwly (19) - New York, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
maybe itís me..but this one just didnít do it for me..expected something smokey or sour,but instead,was kinda flat..maybe got a bad batch,but very under whelmed by this..iíve heard a lot of good things about Founders,and the Breakfast Stout is really good..but this one was a dud
sschwab (24) - London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smokey and sweet and strong and malty with a long and reasonably hoppy finish. Completely brilliant ipa variant.
leebotton (50) - - DEC 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Subtly cereal, sweet caramel malty aroma, perfectly balanced. Beautiful rich dark red colour. Surprisingly subtle flavour at first leading into a creeping cereal taste accentuated by the caramelisation.