revolverlbc (21) - California, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. If you like a malty brew buy one of these. This is probably the best drink Iíve had from these guys and I will be back.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown/ruby with a medium tan head. Aroma has moderate roastiness along with hints of fruit, peat, chocolate, and toffee. Flavor has good earthy bitterness to add a bit of balance to roasty notes of chocolate, toffee and mild fruit. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with an earthy bitter/roasty finish. IMHO they nailed the style.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wax sealed bottle from Bine and Vine: Poured a deep and dark amber hue that had transparency of mahogany while a soft creamy thin head developed on top which actually reminded me of Guinness Draught. Aroma is thick and heavy with toffee caramel like malts but in general is a subtle and tame olfaction. The taste is sweet with sugary sweet malts that are chewy in flavor of toffee and caramel that stays true to the Scottish-style ale. One clever name and cool design on the label which is another reminder that Beachwood stands out from the rest of the breweries coming out of Southern Cali.
BOLTZ7555 (2600) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper pour with a honey colored head. Sweet caramel, toffee, cocoa, molasses, and maybe even a touch of maple in this one. Chewy and sticky. Dessert in a bottle. Decadent.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating is from a growler (fermenter sample a week before was equally tasty, but is not used for this rating. Pours with a nearly completely clear deep ruby to brown body with a small, but lasting tan head. Aromas are huge with rich malt, melanoidins, caramel, light notes of dark fruit, esters, alcohol and light minerals, earthy and just a hint of a sweet smoke. Flavors are big and rich, huge caramelization. Somewhat assertively bitter for the style (although overall it isnít very bitter; it balances well here). Alcohol, yes, there is some, sort of a brandy character, especially as it warms. Dark fruits, raisins, dates, melanoidins, caramel. Smooth but you do get some of the alcohol hit. Warming on your digestive tract after a few minutes, mild carbonation, full bodied. Smooth, creamy, very tasty.
This might be my new standard for big (but unadulterated Wee Heavies)
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood long beach. I liked it. Itís a nice malfunctioning smokey beer
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some fruit. Malty flavor with a birch character and caramel before a fruity and minty finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with ivory foam. Big toasted toffee, peat, spicy, smoky sweet aromas. Medium body. Nice sweet spicy toffee, caramel flavors with earthy peat, smoke--very tasty.
Ratman197 (8491) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, fruittiness and wood. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, fruittiness and light wood with a smoothy lingeing fruity malty finish.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Torst. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted malt, toasted nuts, candy sugar and toffee. Medium body.