Petkus331 (291) - Redford, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
The aroma, this may sound silly, smells like when you walk into Founder’s Brewing, a bright red robust roast malt with a hint of sweet prune, and some bitter oak on the end. Appears clear dark ruby red, light caramel foam. Tastes like toffee and caramel had a drunkin threeway with a date, very sweet and warm. Feels a little oily, but generally light. Overall, toffee, toffee, toffee - very nice barrell aging flavor.
firstsip (525) - Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark brown. Nice tan bubbles. Nose of malt mash -- sort of like walking into a brewery. Smooth. Mellow bourbon sweetness followed by smooth chocolate malt character. Very nice.
chucklemation (594) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a white head. Has a caramel, bread, and fruit aroma. Flavor is similar, with some sweet bourbon and vanilla notes. Quite good.
KingCecil (2063) - DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home ... trade from Fullobs... thx my friend...vintage 2012... It pours dark brown with a small tan head.... dark fruits, nuts, liquor, bourbon, fruity, punch, caramel and oak.... very nice
htzpah (100) - - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Weak head, aromas of bacon, ham, deli meat. deep red color.
Taste is fruity, punch, aftertaste that lingers is one if crisp apple, and cherry.
Best Scottish Ale I’ve tasted hutherto.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Crajun. Poured a beautiful deep amber into a snifter. Huge nose of candy, dark fruit, caramel & booze. Big malt forward flavor, the peat is subtle but the boozy sugars are quite present.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours deep ruby/brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of chocolate and toffee and cereal from the malts, some bourbon and oak, slightly roasted malts, hints of vanilla and spices, and some light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of it all. Smooth, thicker texture.
kevinator (1075) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly tasty. The aroma was sweet with oak and bourbon. Dark burgundy as the description suggests with a thin head. Smooth and velvety with good weight. The carbonation was appropriate. Great blend of strong flavors with sweet burnt malts, woody and bourbon. The bitterness was not high but just enough. Great after-dinner drink. Alcohol was well hidden. A must try.
tectactoe (2512) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 Tap: Deep ruby & mahogany tones all around with a super small spattering of gray & khaki-tinted bubbles sifting along the top. Aroma packed with fruity esters, grapes, dates, plums, red apple skins, & mild back-end anise. Hidden underneath is a solid helping of toasty toffee, mild nuts, & a hint of peppery phenol, likely from the yeast. Taste hits with sweet malt & brash yeast up front; toffee, licorice, plums, lightly vinous grape skins, faint molasses... Finish is more yeast heavy with white pepper, spicy & fruit esters, & mild phenol. Lots of sticky toffee & a hint of nuttiness in the finish. Reminds me of a Scotch ale that uses Belgian yeast. Solid.
matt7215 (2244) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle shared by jsprime. amber with almost no head. under carbed. a solid if uninteresting big amber ale. punches below its weight.