ACHops (796) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Bear Republic. Pours thin dark reddish brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet oaky malt. Taste is similar, slightly boozy on the finish. Not my favorite style and I liked this. Plenty of malty flavor.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a very smooth, medium bodied (especially for the higher abv), solid brew! it’s sweet, but not overly so, and the msokiness from the peet is pretty subtle, so that even my peet-hating wife enjoyed it. hints of dark malt and sweet fruitiness in the nose. classic flavor, minus a touch of smoke. good balance."
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bite of sourness. A nice drinkable, not too strong scotch. Still sour! Hint of molasses and loads of bourbon.
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DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, off white head, nose is toffee, taste is caramel, sweet, lovely finish.
Ferris (5230) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Toffee and toasted malts. Clear dark amber with a decent brown head. Caramel and whiskey notes with a long sweet finish. A little on the sweet but a nice Scottish.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Bear Republic. Dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit (raisin and dates), caramel, and brown sugar. A touch of toasted nuts, toffee, and maybe some alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and sugary. Tons of toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. A nice nuttiness. Light booze, some chocolate, and vanilla.
mcberko (7438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bear Republic, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very sweet, with notes of raisins, caramel malts, and syrup. Flavour is very sweet, bringing out shitloads of raisins, followed by caramel malt. Very sweet, but somehow not cloying, at least not in this small quantity. Solid, but not the most complex for the style.
VastActiv (3147) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bear Republic, Healdsburg. Colour is reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, nuts, sweetness and malts.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - pours dark brown with crimson highlights. Nice, full, thick lasting tan-white head. Nice malty smoke bread notes, hints of caramel-vanilla, definitely Scotch ale nose. Esters. Taste is biscuit, malted nuts, roast caramel. Medium to lighter bodied, fairly lively. Decent finish, with lingering nutty vanilla ester notes.
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Eddie’s Roadhouse. Pours a rather hazed brown with a thin white head. Aromas of malt all over, sweet fruit and caramel. Big and sticky sweet, full of malt and caramel, a bit of toffee and some dark stone fruit notes. Warming esters and a touch of alcohol. Warm and sweet. A little sweeter than I usually like, but still fairly well balanced and smooth.