sneezey (130) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2013
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Horrid. Really horrid. Zero aroma other than maybe some old bad burned rubber tire. It might look good, but how can you have so much malt and yet so little taste. The only thing you get from this dredge is burning down the throat. Maybe just a hint of bitter but otherwise astoundingly tasteless. I donít mean bad tasting, I mean literally like it was water. If this is a flagship, wave the flag of surrender. So tasteless. No wonder it was discounted from $11, you canít sell it at $6.
tonypreto (46) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into pint glass. Great, rich, malty aroma. No head on it at all. Alcohol is totally masked by carmel n scotch essence. My first scotch ale, thought it was great.
Marduk (2852) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Clear dark copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays.Massive caramel, faint roast, sweet, cake in aroma. Sweet, malty, cake, fruity, hops in taste. Sweet body. Caramel in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well covered.
SinH4 (148) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby color with small head. Very rich chocolate malt aroma, boozy, dark fruits. Sweet rich chocolate taste, bitterness towards the finish. Low to middle carbonation, sticky mouthfeel. Very good!
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am not a big fan of Scotch Ale but this IS A Whole new ball game . The mouth feel IS perfect . Almost Reminds me of a Belgian Double minus the yeast, Candied creamy goodness. Sorry about the upper case letters. Tried writing this review by hand writing with my s pen.
jackafholmes (288) - - 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 ífarmyí 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 (426) - 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 (402) - 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 havenít had a better beer that was brewed anywhere. As their website says, at 8.5% this "ainít for the wee lads". Exquisite beer.
hippiemusic (45) - 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 (868) - 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.