womencantsail (6860) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: A standard golden color with perhaps a hint of orange and a fluffy white head.
S: The grapefruit and lemon rind hops, along with a burst of pine and pineapple, make this one a real pleasure to sniff.
T: A moderate bitterness on the palate followed by some really juicy fruits. The grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple flavors are quite fresh and delicious.
M: Medium in body with a pleasantly tingly carbonation and a lasting bitterness.
D: I never would have known this was almost 9.5%. Really easy to drink and incredibly flavorful without any perceivable alcohol.
dra19 (89) - holland, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, dark brown color. Doesnít seem like 10.3%. Strong scotch flavors kind of overwhelm the rest of the flavors. A decent brew.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours an amber caramel color with hints of orange and a decent head.
Smell: Dark fruit, caramel malts and brown sugar.
Taste: A bit of tart cherries, green apple plumb and brown sugar. Then toasty caramel malt molasses and a shot of scotch whiskey dumped in there.
This one I must get more of!
Mouthfeel: Extremely thick and sticky, very chewy, like a Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy should be.
Drinkability: I love this style of beer but if you tried to session this your gut may explode =)
Hope this is helpful.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: Not hazy, dark brown. The 10.3% is well hidden, it was some what warming, however. It wasnít as complex as some of the other new things coming out of Founderís.
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy brown with a small light brown head. nice roasted malt aroma. full bodied and malty with toffee and caramel most noticeable , alcohol is very well hidden. A fine brew
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2004 although i enjoyed sipping on this beer, i was a little surprised at how tame it seemed...alcohol was not very apparent, especially for a beer with over a 10% abv....roasted coffee flavoring; very similar to the original, but not as appetizing. nonetheless, a must try
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Founders. Despite the rather unoriginal name, this is an amped-up version of the Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale rather than an incredibly hopped IPA as its better known namesake is. The malts take top billing here; big caramels and fruit compete with hints of piney hops. Toast and coffee become apparent after a few sips, and the beer becomes almost candylike over time. Alcohol is not very noticeable. Like a big, fruity I2PA without the hops.