NikkTwist (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2015 Draft at Khyber Pass. Sept 2012. Dark orange amber with a fizzy head. Subdued aroma. Juicy malt flavors. Burnt orange peel. Chocolate caramel. Peat. Gummy bears on fire. Dense and complex but oddly crisp. Tad too sweet. Medium light body. Alcohol burn in the finish. Nice, but does not compare to a true wee heavy to me. UPDATE: Draft at Good Dog in June 2015. Appreciating it more now. Bumping it up. Great deep complex Stout notes balanced with a highly dry hoppy sharp edge. Nice sporadic lace. Heavy stuff. In balance feels like a deeply heavy Scotch Ale with some bright dry hop notes. Like a firing squad. Patrickctenchi (6730) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours wood brown with a yellow-tan head.
Scent is sweet, heavy malt, nuts, caramel, dark fruit.
Taste is caramel/toffee.....nutty.
Alcohol and hop bitterness.
Big flavours everywhere. A little smoke thrown in as well.
Nice.....very nice. tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Pours a deep brown with a full finger head. Aroma is rich, malty sweet, caramel. Flavor is similar, light coffee, chocolate, malty sweet, caramel. Medium body with nice lacing. Very nice overall. Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2012
A smooth sweet caramel nose blended with just touch of smoke. The beer is brown with almost no head. The taste is sweet and malty. The beer is very smooth with a sweet but quick finish. DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2012
A hazy brownish amber on the pour with a very thin tan head. Aroma is fruity, yeast, caramel malt, some dark fruit notes and sweet alcohol esters fill the senses. Taste is dark fruit, caramel malt some yeast with some bitterness. The Palate is a full body with slightly smooth dry mouthfeel with good carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast, fruity followed by a some alcohol and slightly dry bitterness ending with a bit of lingering sweet nutty flavor. Aroma and flavor really come through as it warms up. Overall a good representation of the style
gerbewa (253) - - AUG 18, 2012
Puts a cloudy our hazy mahogany deep color with little head. Not much of an aroma. Hit flavor with maple syrup gorditoabd (637) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle at my dad’s in MI. Can’t believe I’d never rated this before. Go figure, pours a rich ruby amber with lots of fizzy red velvet foam and bubbles racing up the sides of the glass. Not much aroma cuts through the foam, just some solid malts and roastiness along with a touch of sweet butterscotch. Taste is strongly bittersweet at the front, followed by even more sweetness in the middle palate before evening out to a clean, bitter finish. Sugary ABV qualities are noticeable in this brew, and again the ABV shows up in a nice burn at the finish. Body is middling, but semi-thick for the style. Mouthfeel is low-end creamy. Good stuff. jrodooo5 (1716) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2012
The pour is dark ruby red with a thin tan head that leaves a touch of lacing. The aroma is very malty with a hint of booze. The taste is exploding with flavor. While it’s primarily malty, there’s some caramel chewiness to it as well as a nice hop finish. There is a lot going on here and it’s all good! Another outstanding effort from the micro kings they call founders!!! zgaier (1962) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pours red brown with a tan head and aroma of fruit, malt, and caramel. Taste is sweet and toasty, of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, caramel, and a slight bitter finish with some lingering alcohol. Good, complex beer from Founders. Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a shaker pint at Buffalo Wild Wings.
A: Pours a dark brown with a ruby tinted edges. A thin tan head forms on the pour and leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: The nose is mainly all malts, a touch of smokiness and a very faint hop presence at the backend.
T: Rich caramel and bready malts are the major players in the taste. There is a touch of peat and a very light smoke as well.
M: Full bodied beer with ample carbonation. There is a slight peaty finish to this that lingers around.
O: Very easy drinking and a solid scotch ale. The variety of malts used really give this beer different layers of flavor.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-08-2012