frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogney color with a medium off white head. Aroma of toffee, cocoa, smoke and hint of cobwebs. Light sweetness, a hint of licorice followed by a nice smokey flavor, light hops in the dry finish.
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I shared a bottle of this with a friend. Pours dark brown, with pretty much no head. The aroma is nice and sweet and malty. Taste is also nice and malty, carmamel, and also the alcohol is slighty noticeable on the way down. The mouthfeel is great, very smooth and good for sipping. overall this beer is very good, perfect for late at night drinking and relaxing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is deep ruby brown with dense tan head...smell is quite malty and very smokey...richly fruity with a fantastic mouthfeel....sweet raisins, prunes, chocolate, caramel...alcohol almost not noticable...nice flavorful finish...damn this is good...
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red with off-white head. Roasted malt smell with sweet flavor and caramel hints. I loved this beer and actaually went back to get another glass.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10.31.04 750 bottle @ Heavyweight Openhouse thanks to Eyedrinkale. Clouded mahoganey pour with no head. This stuff is like a malt extract with a hint of smoke. Lots of booze, chocolate, caramel, peat in the background. Maris Otter is evident. Hops be damned. Full and creamy palate spreads the love around. What a treat, I could go for a bottle of my own!
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a small creamy, smooth tan head that most diminished, fine-large sized bubbles, minimal carbonation, good lacing, and a reddish brown hue. Aroma was wonderful-malty, chocolate, little smokey, sweet, and alcohol. The flavor was sweet, malty, chocolate, vinuous but not overly so, rich, smokey, caramel and a lingering aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full body. A very quaffable Scotch Ale and well worth trying.
temporrari (385) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty good brew. I must admit I was expecting a little more from it since the other Alesmith beers I’ve had were all simply fanastic. Malty, quite smooth, a hint of roasted chocolate, small amount of smoke flavor. It’s really kind of one dimensional. Still, a well made, quality beer and certainly worth trying at least once.
savannah (37) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very strong malt flavor- exactly like chewing on grains. Flavor and aroma aren’t blended. Smells like grain bucket. Low to medium mouth feel, but very heavy. Sipping beer.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2005 Pours a deep and murky brown. Not much head. Smells of sweet malts and chocolate. Tastes sweet and rich, slightly chocolate finish, just a touch of hops to cut it off. Pretty darn good.
zathrus13 (1723) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2005 Pous dark brown, with a very small tan head. Aromas of malt, a little smoke, brown sugar, and alcohol. Flavors are roasted malt, hops, chocolate.brown sugar, and a small amount of smoke. Very nice indeed....