Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the brewpub. Poured a hazy amber with little to no carbonation and a small white head. Aroma was peaty, nutty and slightly grassy. A little abnormal aroma for the style I thought. Flavor was malty, quite a bit of cocoa and some peat. I thought this was a pretty solid beer, not sure why the reviews are so lousy.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: cloudy amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, dark caramel sweetness, touch of ripe dark fruits
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, sweet dark fruits, touch of dark caramel, balanced by a light smokey character along with a big earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
neepsntatties (1423) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Big Horse Brewing. Colour... dark amber with a thin head. Nose... sweet malt and faint hops. Palate... rather thin body with mild carbonation, some malt, toffee and light hops.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz samples at brewery - Aroma of smokey malts, caramel and toffee. Flavor matches with a touch of fruit in the finish. Palate is sticky. Not bad.
tongatim (30) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Started well with good caramel maltiness and restrained smoke. However, it petered out quickly, leaving me wanting more of the fullness and rich finish of a fine Scotch Ale.
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very tasty scotch ale. Good blend of smoke and spice... even somewhat nutty. Nice malty finish and true to the style.
BillKismet (3530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tangerine amber color with no head and minor dabs of carbonation. Wonderful grainy nose and hints of fruit. Somewhat rough grainy flavor that never really develops further and falls short of expectations. Tannic grain husk finish.
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Color was a muddy auburn. Aroma of fruit and caramel. Flavor was peaty/smoky, earthy, fruity, and caramel. Smoky overall with a hint of hops in the finish. Good beer.
anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber color with a small white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of smoke. Has a roasted malty caramel finish with some weak hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear dark copper with a lacy white ring of foam. Soft caramel & peat nose. Medium body, minimal carbonation. Taste of brown sugar, caramel, figs. Dry, earthy/smoky finish.