StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Infected bottle. Nasty sour flavor, drain-pour.
Pawola22 (3110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from danzarrella, thanks Dan! Pours a cloudy amber colored body with a thin, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bourbon, wood, pepper, caramel, plums, toffee, and a bit of a smoky peat. Spicy wood comes out more as this warms. Flavor is bourbon, plums, and a woody vanilla up front before some sweet caramel and toffee malts come in. A bit peppery and spicy towards the end with a light smoky peat note. Finishes somewhat sweet, but fairly dry with a bourbon, toffee, plum, and spiced wood aftertaste that lingers for a lengthy duration. Light alcohol warmth following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a sweet and spicy scotch ale with a distinct barrel aged character and good amount of plummy dark fruits. Somewhat messy, but not bad.
Koelschtrinker (8495) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dezent hefiger, alkoholisch malziger Beginn. Intensive Würzigkeit, sobei der Alkohol gut versteckt ist. Helle Schokoladennoten, weiche Bourbonnoten. Vanille, Malz, intensiv. Gut! /12/11/14/11/13
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear red/orange. Aroma of peat, bourbon, and some marzipan. Flavour of peat, bourbon, and roasted malts. Full bodied. Nice.
decaturstevo (4087) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed brown pour with frothy tan head. Sweet caramel malt and a hinto abv. Sweet malt, abv, and some bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
phaleslu (4459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by birchstick- thanks, Jon! 2011 edition. Pours a hazy amber with a small eggshell white head. Aroma of vanilla, brown sugar, wood, peat, overripe plums, and earth. Flavor of bourbon, berries, vanilla, toasted sugar, peat, plum, and earth. The flavor is a little sweeter in a sugary way, while the nose is a little fruitier. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. A little messy but not bad.
Glouglouburp (5572) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
In short: An uber-sweet mess with moldy and rot flavors. Atrocious.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed almost exactly one year after the beer release (assuming only one batch was made). Bottle sent to me as a bonus from jleblanc, thanks Jeff
The look: Dark burgundy body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is very sweet malts with a bit of an old garbage aroma, honest, like when you pull you garbage bag from the bin and there is garbage juice under the bag. Taste is grossly sweet, oily toffee, liquefied caramel, rotting vegetables, wet wood, moldy fruits. The alcohol was very well hidden but that’s about the only positive thing I can say about this mess of a beer. This was either an awful beer or I got a bad bottle. I’m not much of a religious person but I believe in god-awful.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Red brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is a little smoke, sweet, light cocoa, and wood. Taste is a little spicy, candy sugar, chocolate, dark fruit, and toasted malt.
Billicus (283) - @Hot peppers!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
aroma, ohhh so sweet smoky malt scotch aley, color, beautiful amber hue, taste, wow, awesome Iam smiling thinking about it, somkey malt sweetness on the front, mellowing and smoke picking up on the backend, overall Thank you Lushawn, this is one of the best beers ive ever had, I love it! its enough to take my mind of the fact that sam adams is not brewing thier Scotch ale. but that is another story!
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy orange amber color with a minimal frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy malt, cherry wood aroma. Medium body with smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a bourbon cherry sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very enjoyable brew