marv3mania (161) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is dark brown with basically no head. Aroma is very rich malts, both dark and caramel. There is also the scent of dark stone fruits, like plum. The taste is very similar to the aroma. There is a bit of alcohol taste present the whole way down. It feels pretty crisp, though a bit heavy. Overall, itís not too bad, though not the best scotch ale Iíve had.
574deadzone (889) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled end of January, listed 8% ABV, served "cool." Pours a deep amber to brown with a thinner beige head that produces a ring and film along with some spotted lace. Nose involves some vinous almost grapey or cherry type stuff, plenty of darker malt character, brown sugar and molasses, almost some floral notes, some sourdough. Quite sweet flavor, also fairly bitter and a pinch tart. Fuller bodied, oily, softer yet fluffy, with a lengthy fruity and toasted bitter (and somewhat warming) finish. Iím digging this. Itís maybe a little fruitier than some other similar beers, but it has a nice round complexity and yet a drinkability to it that is quite enjoyable.
GranvilleTim (1450) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown pour w/ beige head. Aroma is light peat malt as is the taste. Creamy. Nice lacing. Very tasty beer.
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Chipotle Festival. Pour is deep hazelnut brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor are of roast, earth, coffee, fruit, peat, smoke, and rich caramel. Finish has a touch of booze.
TheHopster (748) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a black-brown with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet malt with prune and some peat. The flavor is roasted with mild malt sweetness and warming 8% ABV accentuated. Good call for wet winter weather. New improved labels issued from brewer than RB photo.
CutSteel (9) - - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank out of a bottle, 2/25/14. No head whatsoever, virtually flat. Smells of caramel, toffee, and plum, slightly sweet. Pours a dark ruby, slightly hazy when held up to a light. Medium body, sweet with some lingering bitterness.
tdoyledesign (156) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown with a thin head that dissipates. Aroma is molasses and malts. Taste is a little flat but there are some hints of molasses and malts. Palate is the same. A little flat but a great finish.
fat2fitfred (1) - Carpentersville, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel looking beer. No head. Fruity taste a bit, but very filling. Whiskey type of taste at first.
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Whiskey colored pour, no head. Very carmel scent, sweet/sour dark fruits too. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel , a bit of heat on finish. Very sweet flavor, butterscotch and carmel, dark fruits and raisins and bitter peat. Not my favorite style but a good scorch ale for sure.
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler at brewpub, dark copper appearance. Scotchy scent. Big flavor with caramel malt, scotch and dark fruit. Pretty good stuff.
Christpuncher (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super sour and and really easy to drink. Pours a dark brownish read on color. Has a bitter dis jsh and tastes like. Jerries.
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