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.
sharkydodson (1168) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - SEP 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma of caramel, red wine, raisin, brown chocolate, toffee and robust... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of sweet wine, dark fruits, milk chocolate, brown sugar, toffee and some spices... bright hopping... sweet, bitter, dry and warming aftertaste...
Jury (159) - RUSSIA - SEP 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Хороший напиток, сильный приятны& винный аромат, мощный вкус с горечью, карамел& во вкусе, согрева& продолж& послевк& Срок годност& до 06.02.17. (Bottle 0,355/ 8,5%)
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, toffee, clove, ripe dark fruits. Molasses, soft carbonation, oily mouth feel. Roasted nuts, dark chocolate, slight bitterness, peaty dryness & hint of smoke. (bottled 07/06/16)
willisread (2471) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Tanakaya. Pours a deep reddish brown with a finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Lots of toasted caramel, roasted malt and peat on the nose with a touch of vanilla. More roasted malt and peat on the palate with quite a bit of hoppy bitterness. Not my thing, but it accomplishes what it sets out to do. Well-made.
fkoolen (992) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2016 Bottle at home. Chestnut-ruby colour, hazy, beige foamy head. Really malty with caramel, raisins, herbal, clove, cough syrup, porto/red vinous, nuts, quite alcoholic, bitter finish: complex altogether. Aftertaste?s nice. Firm body, oily to sticky mouthfeel, low carbonation.
KoNrRiI (1218) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear, brown color with a crimson tinge to it and a medium, cream-colored head. Aroma of very rich malts, caramel, wood, and butter. Taste is sweet, nutty, very malty, leathery, and a tad fruity. A full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is more alcoholic than the rest and introduces some bitter notes but otherwise remains roughly the same. Overall it is a good beer, it struggles to keep its alcohol under control towards the end but that could be expected of a scotch ale.
AdolfoCC (168) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - SEP 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una scotch ale hecha y derecha. De color ámbar cobrizo, corona de espuma color marfil de buena retención, con burbujas compactas. En el aroma el dulzor destaca, notas a caramelo, toffee y algo de nueces. En boca nuevamente el caramelo y toffee destaca, el amargor ligero alto no astringente, con un retrogusto ligeramente dulce.
Villyzzz (56) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with dried fruits. Taste is dry honey melon with malts, raisins and bit of booze. Aftertaste is sweet alcohol. Palate is dry, medium bodied with long finish. Not your average ale, but nice and tasty.
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice thick mouthfeel. Great malt profile, sweet yet balanced. Very nice and easy to drink.
LLaurin (309) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber with beige head and a rich malty note. Sweetness in nose and taste with rich round notes. Palate leaves a little short but almost oily and with distinctive malty notes.