arn8897 (447) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2017 Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Hazy, brown pour with lots of little particles floating around and a big off-white head. Very yeasty aroma with some roastyness and sweetness in there as well. Flavor is similar - very sweet. Doesn’t quite highlight the malt like many scotch ales. It’s more of a belgian candy sugar sweetness. Smooth and drinkable though.
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 Pours a medium brown with a white head. Aromas of malt and dark fruit. Taste the same with a little bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Nice lacing in the glass. Light mouthfeel. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Draft. this one is cidery boozy shite, brown pour, murky, waay to boozy and unrefined. Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Draft at the source. Clear amber brown with a thin beige head. Big malt nose with sugar and figs. The flavors are dark and sweet. Medium bodied, round texture. The long finish features brown sugar and peat. snoworsummer (6071) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2017 From a bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with a frothy beige head. Tastes like nutty malt, booze, vanilla, earthy, and woody. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, booze, toast, cinnamon, earthy, and woody. sonnycheeba (6342) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy copper. Aroma is caramel and bready malts, booze, dark fruit, and some woodiness. Flavor is bready and malty with caramel and vanilla sweetness, light toast, and some rum cake. Medium/full body.
HourGlass13 (1046) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours up a clear dark brown with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty, caramel, and toffee.The flavor is sweet, caramel and toffee, slight burnt toast. Smores camp fire like taste. Mild easy to drink. Some roast malt bitterness. Very nice brew. Sledutah (7838) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2016
12oz can thanks to TAR shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet toasted malts, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor of caramel, toasted malts, chocolate and vanilla
1/31/2015: Sugary and caramelized malts in the aroma along with hints of toasted nuts; deep chestnut brown color with an ivory-colored head; caramel-toffee malt, raisin and golden raisin, brown sugar, toasted pecan, bread crust, subtle earthy hops, fleeting hints of soy sauce (something different that I can’t quite nail down); medium body, smooth and slick on the palate; damn good beer! Scotch Ale is my favor style and while French Board Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale doesn’t have all the depth and smoke that I love in The Duck Rabbit Scotch Ale (one of my all time favorites), it’s still quite complex and a very interesting interpretation of the style. I like the lower alcohol (compared to many typical Scotch Ales) and the all around balance and drinkability of this beer. I really wish that I would have picked up a 6-pack of this since it isn’t available in Ohio, but I bet this is best on draught any war. Oh well, I’ll definitely be seeking this one out again the next time I’m in NC... Draught at Standard Pizza Co. in Asheville, NC. weihenweizen (4111) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Clear medium brown with little beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is nuts and caramel. tillmac62 (759) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a beautiful clear garnet. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Light nose of caramel with hints of toffee.
Light full bodied with a creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is good, but lacks the intensity and complexity to be outstanding. Balance is world class. Basically, you get a blended one dimensional flavor - weak caramel / subtle toffee. The middle brings a subtle bitterness. The finish has a subtle sour undertone. Get Founder’s Dirty Bastard instead.