JohananaV2 (155) - - JUL 20, 2017 chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mahogany brown pour with neat tan head. Slightly alcohol aroma. Predominantly like prune juice with butterscotch notes. Rich peaty flavor of dark fruits with bitter chocolate (was not expecting that) and anise notes. Snappy mouthfeel. Lively on the tongue, but heavy on the lips. Warms the belly like a good Scotch ale should. This is a very smooth ale. I was a little surprised by the chocolate in the taste, but it really blended the other flavors beautifully. The finish was much more traditional and good. A very nice beer. My first from Founders. Must have more.
God damn, this beer is so fucking good. Pardon my French but it's worth it. Get it whenever you can
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone StuffWine (166) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2017
Poured a solid dark brown with small brown head. Aroma sweet dark malts and dark rum with cola. Taste is rich, strong, sweet malts and dried fruit undertones. Followed by a bold bitter malty finish that turns slightly acrid/burnt on the end. Full bodied, well carbonated, great length to finish. Enjoyed thoroughly. quikjo (2) - - JUL 19, 2017 does not count
Just a even balanced scotch ale that isn't over hopped like so many others.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone andrewje41 (3874) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2017
12 oz bottle poured. I actually think I picked this one up while traveling, before Founders made it to the PNW. Super excited to have it finally, then it showed up everywhere around here. Oh well, same great beer. Dusty, dark brown pour with a tan cream foam head. Sweet and spicy malt aroma. Toasty malt, a light charred wood note, balanced by the slightest hint of vanilla/cream. A pleasant, easy drinking scotch ale here. Bold almost smokey linger. Exceptional for the style. Calisky (2935) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2017
Ambrée sombre, forte mousse beige. Fort nez malté, caramel brun, pain, fruits noirs. Gout malté, foin et fruits noirs secs, caramel cuit, un peu grillé et pain avec bonne amertume, épices et fruits noirs un peu macérés en fin de bouche.
danielfb75 (4) - - JUL 4, 2017 does not count
Sweet aroma, with hints of caramel, tofee, raisins, black "cocada" (coconut candy); followed by a little herbal hop. Taste follows; alcohol perfectly balanced. Nice color and head. Complex, smooth, warmy. Excellent beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Clarkdvm (511) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Draft at Stillwater tavern in St Pete, Fl. Dark brown pour. Minimal aroma. Can taste peat mixed mixed with dirt. Solid beer but not phenomenal. 97 rating seems high alteregoo (1441) - Kalisz, POLAND - JUN 27, 2017
Obfita, drobna piana, trwała i ładnie zdobiąca szkło - wzorcowo to wygląda. Barwa ciemno miedziana, klarowna. W aromacie głównie karmel, orzech laskowy, toffi, irysy czy krówki, w tle odrobina ziół. W smaku półsłodkie, lekko szorstkie, generalnie to samo co w zapachu, w afterteasie minimalna ogniskowa wędzonka. Goryczka średnia do niskiej, tytoniowo herbaciana. W odbiorze nisko wysycone, gładkie, raczej rzadkie. Zgrabnie ukryty alkohol.
VDuquerroux (1682) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUN 24, 2017
Dość zwykłe, nieco wodniste Scotch Ale, całkiem za to pijalne, ot codzienne piwo jako alternatywa do jasnych lub czarnych Ale...
Bottle, 355mL. Home. A very dark brown sparkling beer with a medium off-white head ; medium retention, average lacing. Caramel, roast, licorice, dried fruits. Medium round sweet warming, light to medium dry bitter. Good body, light to medium oily texture, soft carbonation, sweet caramel warming dry lasting finish. Overall, very good, great ! Shot (533) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours a luminous ruby brown with a large sticky beige head that dissipates to a clumpy film. Substantial lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel malt, a bit of toffee and dark fruit. Flavors are toffee, dark fruit, cocoa, toasted bread, earthy hops and bit of smokiness. Rich and full bodied. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Somewhat peppery mouthfeel, but otherwise, creamy. Wonderfully complex. There’s nothing to complain about with this one.