BBB63 (5943) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap only at the Back Road open house:
Ruby hued with a small off-white head and some lace. Carmel and toffee tones on the nose with additional aromatics and floral esters, some pipe tobacco and lots of fruits. The taste starts with a major caramel apple overtone followed by a grassy and herbal hops of British note (found out it was Goldings from Chuck after the fact). The feel is quite refreshing really with a nice bite on top of a silky smoothness. This is a very quaffable beer even if it does come across not completely true to style. I would like to see this offered more often.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of BBB63
It pours a hazy amber color with a one finger off white head. The flavor is nicely complex with notes of rich fruit and malts. pretty tasty
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of BBB63. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy, yellowish-amber color; thin off-white head. Relaxed candy sugar, floral notes, and dried fruit in the aroma. Medium, chewy mouthfeel: nice caramel and cinnamon and dried fruit presence upfront; slight viscosity, mild carbonation; very soft and sweet in the mouth. Medium, candy and brown sugar finish; slightly dry.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty brown with some whispy tan head. The nose is dry malty with some nutty character. Pretty much the same with the flavor. Just kind of a nice approachable malt forward ale.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scotch color with a filmy head. Easy malt aroma with some sweetness and alcohol pinging the nostrils. Honey malt, perhaps some caramel, and scotchy flavors. Overall, a bit too sweet for my palate, but not bad by any means.
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Back Road Fest. Clear dark amber color with an average off-white fizzy head that mostly diminished with faitr lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from citywide. Pours a clear copper with a beige head. aroma of caramel, toast, bread, candy, and dates. alcohol is well hidden. pretty good. Some slightly offputing burnt earthy bready notes, but overall a good, easy drinkin scotch ale.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, toasted malt and yeast. Taste of toasted malt, toffee and finishes kinda sour.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from I think BBB63. Pour is medium copper with no head. Aroma is light, raw, and purely of cole slaw. Not kidding. It’s a dead on match. A bit of the ole slaw in the flavor, too, with some rough copper hops and a tangy sweetness. Mostly on point for the style, but what a lame style it is. Go 100 /- plus or go home.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, slightly hazy deep amber with no head. Light grain a little toffee and grassiness in the nose. Ample toffee/caramel presence, bread and some herbal noble hop character. Pleasant level of malty sweetness. Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid stuff.