Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s sweet and malty with notes of dark fruit and a very light peaty, roast note. Full bodied and smooth.
Ferris (1868) - 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 (9850) - 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 (5219) - 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 (2014) - 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 (284) - 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 (6585) - 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.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours red/dark orange, hazy, off-white rocky head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma is malt, whiskey, fresh oak, pretty mellow over all. Flavor is subdued but scotch ale-ish with lots of oak flavor. Caramel with a bit of whiskey, nuttiness, and vanilla. Low/medium CO2. Body is medium/heavy and pretty drinkable.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice light enough fruit punch flavor to add dimension to the malt character and the Scotch type mouthfeel (like a broth) and typical peaty in sweetness finish with perhaps a little burn in the froth. hummm all in one sentence.
hivemind (693) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Shorty’s w andy james feng dubra. Dark brown, light tan head. Light chocolatey aroma with some sweet fruit. Similar taste, kind of has the consistency of chocolate milk with a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Palate is a tad watery for me but still tasty.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a dark chocolate brown color with faint mahogany edges and a frothy one finger beige head. Good retention slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks and spots of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly smokey aroma with lots of peppery spice and roasted malt. Hints of bread, clove and pepper followed by toast, chocolate and caramel.
Medium bodied with a decent balance of dark malt, zesty spice and dark fruit. Spice is more prominent than expected with hints lots of peppery clove. This is followed by hints of eye, toffee and caramel as well as some grape and dark berries.