UNCCTF (494) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. This isn’t as gloriously awesome as their IPA, but this is a good beer. Hides the alcohol and has a smooth malty feel. Tasty.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear mahogany, copper at edges. tan head. very faint malty nose. far away sweet smoke aroma. deep malty flavor, sweet with a little alcohol but not hot. slightly smoky finish, a little bitter hop too.
legion242 (2267) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown color. Lots of roasted yuminess with some bitter chocolate in back. Really well done.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice dark color with lacy head. Malty, slightly piney, and woody. Slightly syrupy and kind of hard to swallow, but other than that it was all good.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice darkish purple infused color with a fastly vanishing soapy head. Very malty aroma full of carmel wood. Tasted much the same with some added maple tones to it. Pretty god damn solid.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peat/mint/caramel--a very nice aroma but a tad subdued. Taste:ooh, smokiness in finish, medium-heavy mouthfeel with oiliness. Peat/smoke. A bit of maple syrup. Satisfying.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin light tan head. Caramel malty aroma has a touch of green English hops and a hint of lager yeast. Starts sweet with nice subtle malty caramel flavor but it very thin and watery, especially toward the finish. It hides it’s alcohol well though, somehow, but could really use some more body.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish brown w/ a slightly malty nose & flavor. this is not a big scotch ale, but very tame.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with small white head. Maltiness with a slight bit of smoke in the aroma and flavor from peat malt. I thought the 2003 version of this beer was better than 2004; as it was more malty and had a more pronounced smoke flavor. Still a very good drinkable beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle. Brown color not much head. Not much in way of carbonation. Smooth medium bodied. Aroma was malty and roasty but missing the smokiness. Flavors were somewhat roasty, sweet like brown sugar and malty.