alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this with kleyland. Pours about right in color; dark brown with some reddish tones. Aroma was not as peaty as I would have liked, but had some nice caremel malt/toffee, coffee and general roasted malts. Flavor was much of the same; a light hop presence. Very enjoyable.
NachlamSie (2942) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a very dark mahogany with a small tan head. Sweet, slighty peaty nose with hints of toffee and grapes. The flavor is nicely juicy with notes of earth, caramel, rum, and a finish of plums and a cigar. It’s a tasty little Scotch ale, not extra complex or out of the ordinary, but very balanced and drinkable.
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the 5 Seasons brew pub. Dark ruby pour with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is strong sweet malts with dark fruity notes. Flavor is sweet, it’s multi-dimensional, but the mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style. The hoppy finish is very well placed, and oh as it warms up, the mouthefeel issue is resolved. Quite a good brew.
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Sweet bing cherry and malt aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Initially a moderate hops flavor followed by a very nice caramel and cherry flavor and a hint of smokiness. Has a nice hops finish. Very nicely blended on the fruity side.
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 5. Medium reddish brown. aroma of rich malt and grape candy. Flavor of rich malt. Med-full body. Went great with my duck liver salad.
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Moderate toasted malt, carmelly aroma with a ’fresh’ edge. Clear dark amber color with a small head that qickly faded, little or no lace. Comes on a bit sweet at first, increasing in sweetness then a moderate bitterness brings balance to the mix. Medium to full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol subtle but apparent. Easily drinkable, perhaps too easy for my taste.
Quillaraymi (89) - USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Although it was a little watery for my taste I liked this Ale. I loved the light hop aroma and the bitterness was perfect.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is frustratingly mild...there are hints of raisn and whiskied cherries, but it is very muted. It’s a shame because this could smell great if the concentration were higher. The body is a dark mohagony and supports a thumb thick tan head that is mostly lasting. Rich lightly roasted malt makes up the fore and the whole range is redolent with dark fruits, maple, caramel, apple and even a mild touch (suggestions) of spice. Very faint hint of smoke in the finish. Not perfect by any means, but it has a commendable range of flavor and is enjoyable to drink.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice after dinner sipper - Deep brownish red, thin white creamy head. Rich nose of caramel, cherry, raisin, brown sugar and smoke. Super malty flavors abound with all the above aromas, semi-sweet throughout, and a light hop dose late. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, slightly smoky, dark sweet malt finish. I liked it, but this sweet tooth can only handle one in a sitting...
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium amber- almost lighter than I expected a wee heavy to be, with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, raisin and a touch of smoke and roasted barley. Flavor was a bit weak as indicated by its lighter color, with some sugary sweetness, candied friuts, raisin and light caramel malts. Finish is slightly sweet and somewhat smooth but lacks a bit of body.