rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Mahogany with one finger head. Malty with toffee and a light hint of peat. Mild caramel sweetness. It’s certainly well constructed with no flaws, but this is a style that does nothing for me.
mcberko (13952) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy amber red with a small off-white head. Aroma brings out bready malt, a touch of caramel and slight red berry fruitiness. Flavour is along the same lines, with bready malt, caramel and red fruits. The fruitiness is more pronounced than on the nose. Very well-balanced and dynamic for what is usually a boring style of beer. Great one.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ the brewery. Copper red, vegetal aroma (odd for the style), reedy caramel, boxboard note in the finish. Thin body. This was a surprisingly massive dud in a lineup of otherwise terrific beers.
beertholomeus (1688) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich ruby amber color with an off white head. Toffee, caramel, peat, biscuit, toast, sweet malt and earthy aroma and flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Caramel, peat, toffee and sweet malt finish.
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle shared by ebone1988. The pour is a dark ruby color, some light passing through with a large white head. There is a lot of soapy lace as it falls to a thick bubbly collar. The aroma is incredibly metallic. There is a decent heavy sweet malt that comes with Scottish style ales, but it falls off in lieu of metallic sweetness. A light caramel brings up the end, but it's not good. Well, here we go. The flavor is sweet and caramel, before falling apart into a sweet caramel metallic disaster. The metallic is hidden for a bit, and then shows up full force. It's not good. The mouth feel is dark water and the carbonation isn't existent. the aftertaste is lingeringly metallic and sweet caramel. The metallicity is humongous and this is just not good
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ebone1988 (1310) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is light malt, caramel, toffee, a bit of yeast, metallic. Appearance is dark ruby brown, light tan head. Taste is metallic. Beer yeast. Light caramel and toffee. Not good. Mouthfeel is incredibly thin with a light light carbonation. Overall, I don’t like this.
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pipe down son! .. . pours a tawny dark amber .. toffee, bark, and treacle tin .. . mouth is smooth, with a long sweet prune finish .. a good scotch . .. . he has a face like a sour prune.
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Very dark mahogany with a lingering creme color head. Lacing.
N: Toast, pine, peppercorn, cracker, char, touch of coffee, some peat moss.
T: Goodly bitter, lightly sweet.
M: Medium body, spritzy carbonation, light alcohol burn.
O: Decent Scottish style ale. I could use more oomph though.
chucklemation (1399) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown color with a thick white foam head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and some roast. Flavor has a stronger roast accent, with caramel and toffee. Pretty light-tasting beer. Though it’s not bad, it’s not very memorable, either.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a glass. Deep ruby amber pour with a slight cream head. Aroma of sweet caramel and grass. Taste is distinctly bitter for the style. Sweet, cherry, roasted malt. Similar to Old Chub, but much more bitter.