Ernest (6540) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot, orange, flowers), with light notes of toffee and black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
A solid, easy-drinking brew. Rather timid but pleasant nose, and quaffable flavor balance makes it easy to enjoy, as does the nice color and fairly well-lasting head. Probably the only minor annoyance is the noticeable cottonmouthy astringency...it doesn’t ruin it, but it’s just enough to be distracting. Simple but good.
swoopjones (6629) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. amber, red-brownish pour, medium bodied, light head. malt dominate, some chocolate, very mild peat. sweet malts. very drinkable. decent
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, biscuit. Taste is biscuit, little sweet, light hops, little fruity. Very tasty, very UK style.
BrewBoxer (2359) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at mudville9 in TriBeCa NYC. Pours a dark copper color. Nutty hints of Carmel with a light Scottish ale flavor that's easy drinking like a smithwicks
spittle8 (124) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Sweet caramel aroma. Reddish-brown body. Tastes slightly watered down to me. Pleasant enough beer, reasonably complex but not overpowering.
andrewje41 (1049) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at Indigo. Pours a dark reddish color with a thin bubbly head. Super sweet malt dominant flavor. Sweet candy caramel flavor with a hint of smoke. Slight roasted finish mixed with a candy sweetness that sticks around for a bit. Overall, not bad at all.
BeerandBlues2 (10496) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a small, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with dates and figs. Flavor is sweet malt, dark fruits, faint hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
gringo332 (559) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ours dark amber with a little off-white head. Aroma is effervescent and fruity with hints of wild cherry. For a scotch, the body is light but not lacking in flavor. The cherry notes are apparent with an obvious bready malt backbone. The finish is sweet, sour and slightly nutty.
ryecatcher (925) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Pours a deep copper brown, nice creamy tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is heavy malt, caramel, roasted barley. Mouth is comparatively weak and disappointingly thin. Light sweetness, caramel, malt, toffee, treacle, light bitterness at finish, goes watery by mid-range. First Ballast Point brew I’ve had that was less than thrilled with. Oh well, at least it was cheap.
Cybercat (3772) - Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear and slightly reddish cola brown with a fairly thick, if effervescent, light tan head. Aroma is not strong, but tempts with caramel, malty, horehound, and subtle clove notes. Flavor echoes the aroma but takes it up a notch, and adds an earthy hint. Texture is fairly firm and smooth, though fizz leaves something to be desired. Put it down your pipes!