Cybercat (3228) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a rich sable, nearly black, and quite opaque but with a minimal head. Aroma is rich and strong, malty with good nutty and molasses undertones and a hint of smoke or roast. Flavor fills the mouth - malty, smoky, nutty, with a touch of molasses and just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is exceptionally smooth and very pleasing. Another winner from 5 Seasons.
Earlier Rating: 5/28/2007 Total Score: 4.4
A delight! The rich dark chocolaty color is inviting; head is on the thin side. Aroma is not strong but pleasant, decidedly malty with burnt coffee undertones. The exceptionally rich flavor has strong coffee tones with smoky and nutty elements and just a touch of bitterness. This very enjoyable brew is to be sipped and savored on its own, rather than chugged down or consumed with a meal.
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This a a great Scot Strong Ale from the 5 Seasons Brewery. I was expecting just a strong malty ale, but this Ale pleasantly surprised me. The big difference with this ale is that there is a sweet tartness in blended with the toasted grain. A well balance strong ale!
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nicely done...Nice dark color that that only let in small amounts of light around the edges...Very nice full mouthfeel full of caramel and Brown Sugar...I loved it
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Now this is by fat their best beer and the most ageworthy, having had a few different vintages now. Thanks Dennis! Incredibly rich and complex, with layer upon layer of rich toffee maltiness, with caramel and cinnamon and carob. Incredibly easy to drink and so smooth, a sipper of so many wonderful proportions.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter. Milk chocolate, caramel, mild coffee (M); plums, raisins, dates, brown sugar aromas. Deep ruby/walnut body with a thick, creamy, white head that is slowly diminishing. Heavily sweet flavor becomes a heavily sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic finish. Medium heavy body, watery texture, flat carbonation. The bottom line is: oh so close; if only there was a little bit of smokiness and a creamy texture.
shrubber85 (7387) - 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.
ibrubeer (81) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good body. Good color. Very nice malty flavor that is representative of a Scotch Ale.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great after dinner beer for sipping and relaxing. Nice and dark with a lasting tan head. Flavor changes and improves as the beer warms.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, deep brown with light brown head. Rich malt aroma. Full bodied sweeet malt with hints of dark fruit. Went great with their flourless chocolate cake.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’d like to thank Dennis for sharing a bottle of this stuff with me. Although not his finest work in my opinion (the best brewer I’ve tasted in Georgia), a well done Scotch Ale. Medium bodied, dark color with a medium sized head when poured from the swing top bottle. Light smokiness with a touch of peat and malt. I noticed a taste of wheat grass in this as well. Earthy, and light and way too drinkable at 7.5%.