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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Blend of porter and Scottish ale.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasted caramel, and a hint of hops. Poured brown/ruby in color with a small, brown head that diminished very quickly and only lasted around the edges. Lightly hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, toasting, slight cocoa, slight wood, toffee, and caramel. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, toasting, roasting, caramel, light cocoa finish. 7.7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle from the beer store. Pours a dark mahogany color with minimal head and some slight lacing. Aroma is sweet fruits,raisins, and chocolate. Taste is sweet, malty, and a little fruity with a finish that is a litte doughey. Nothing spectacular, but pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing ring of beige head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with some dark fruity esters and a touch of piny hops. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malty sweetness with a good balance of resiny grapefruity hops and a touch of molasses before a semisweet doughy finish. Well-balanced and enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Thanks to BeerandBlues2. Cloudy walnut pour. Nose of dark fusel alcohol, caramel, vanilla, barrely wood, and chocolate. Flavor holds a strange lactic sour and sweet presence that just doesn’t work. Palate is actually wonderfully smooth and silky, but it doesn’t quite salvage the beer for me. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber from the Perfect Pour, MD. Dingy dark rust pour, with minimal head and carbonation. Rich cherries and chocolate in the nose, with a strong toffee and malt undercurrent. Body is a bit watery, and there’s just a touch of heat on the palate. Flavors are far more redolent of the porter than the Scottish, but there’s certainly a bit of the peaty, fruity qualities of the latter. I guess it’s okay, but it seems that the personalities of either individual beer might have been lost at the crossroads.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Dark chestnut, large cream head, thin film on top. Nose is cardboard, thin chocolate, lightly hot and heavy raisin. Flavor is heavy raisin liquor at front, boozy, burnt, oxidized (paper) mess, bit of chocolate in the salty, sticky, dead finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3954) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Brownish with a small tan head. This was pretty ho-hum. Notes of brown sugar, molasses, light caramel. Not too cloying, but not too interesting either.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2011
22oz bottle, thanks BeerandBlues2. Small tan head, cola-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cherry, light sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some chocolate, cherry, light sourness. Medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
651mL beerandblues2. Pours a tepid mahogany deep amber with a thinning, decent yellowish head. Nose is lighter, lemon, small creamed coffee, raisins. Taste is hoppy, bitter, caramel. Lightly astringent. No specialty malt stickiness thankfully. Moderate spice. Not bad at all. Much better than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle. Hazy maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is coffee grounds, subtle scotch. Nice.


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