Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Churchkey - Pours dark, dark, dark, with a thick and creamy head that persists and laces the glass. Fantastic aroma of breadk, chocollate, coffee.Sweet and malty with a hint of bitterness. classic Scotch Ale. Founders is fantastic.
theOptimator (344) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light caramel and a hint of corn. Appearance is dark brown ruby red with small frothy head. Taste is large malt up front, raisin plum, hint of roast. Some hop bitterness but still a malt forward beer. Bit of earthiness. Palate is medium and crisp. Bitterness lingers. Overall not bad. Arrogant Bastard is far superior. Lacking the malt depth I expected. Maybe I got an old bottle. High IBUís not helping the malt, definately too high for a Scottish.
Livendadream (168) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl pours a burgandy color with a big off white head that dissapates quickly leaving lace all over glass. Smells of earth,wood,toast,alcohol and Tastes of sweet toffee,roasty grain,vanilla,molasses,nuts and a hint of chocolate. Medium to heavy body,bold chewy viscous mouthfeel, clean, smooth slightly alcoholic finish. Very nice well balanced and extremely flavorful beverage. This is the first scotch ale Iíve had and I am impressed. Well done!
vipinvelp (3055) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark ruby, tanned lacing lasting foam head. Sweet hoppy barley aroma, quite nice. Bittersweet taste, lots of fruit tones, leving smoky bitter aftertaste. (Cleveland 201510)
GenDV138 (3768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey, consumed on 9/11/2015. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, toasty notes, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.
kokkenrolv (126) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, bread crust. Dark ruby, clear, small beige head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is caramel, toffee, bread crust, some dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, slightly dry and bitter aftertaste. Well brewed, good balance.
beertholomeus (1309) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby color with an off white head. Peat, caramel, raisin, molasses, plum, toffee and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a raisin, plum and molasses finish.
Towey1989 (836) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear ruby brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of bready and a little roasted malt, some chocolate, raisin, toffee and wood. Taste of toffee, caramel, chocolate, bready malt, subtle smoke, raisin, some prune, wood and slight brown sugar. Full bodied and moderate carbonation. A warming, slightly roasted chocolate bitterness in the finish. Mainly chocolatey and fruity with a little bitterness. A great take on a traditional scotch ale, lovely.
hopwine (577) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red apple, maple syrup, caramel, peat, mild smoke, butterscotch, touch of milk chocolate, faint roast, earthy hops on finish.
ByTheirLimpin (46) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours from the bottle a dark brown with a fine tan head that lingers and fades quickly. First bite is roasted malt, caramel, a little sweet. For an 8.5 the alcohol isnít overly pronounced, but it does add a pleasant warmth to the finish which is complex enough to keep me coming back.
likeatrainwreck (218) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby with a short lived tan head. Sweet, rich malty goodness with a hint of smoke, peat and wood... Iíd almost think it had been barrel aged. Nice hop presence which balances the sweetness well, making sure it isnít cloying. Lovely stuff.