fiercepanda (608) - Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear, dark reddish brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is malty grain, wood, and some fruitiness, almost like cherries. The flavor is slightly sweet malt, wood, fruit, and bread.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour into thick pillowy beige head that dissipates into a curtain of sticky lacing that slowly melts into a pool of lingering foam as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass. Aroma of roasted hazelnut, sweet caramel and chocolate malt. Initial flavor of smoky oak, chocolate and dark molasses with hints of plum that fades into a malty caramel finish.
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with an average tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and dark fruit. Taste is malt, caramel, cherries, and bread. Nice balance. Good.
vandint (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Six pack from corner store. Smells yeasty. Pours a nice brown with not much head. Taste is a solid but simple brown, with some of the notes of a scotch ale. Nice if not overly exciting.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark ruby with about a finger of very light tan head. Aroma is malty, mostly caramel with a good bit of dark fruits and some Belgian sugar. Taste is light bitter. Caramel, dark fruits and some citrus. Light bodied with a pretty thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I would gladly drink this again.
wlajwl (4538) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is complex malts and nutty. The flavor is malts, toffee, a small hint of fruit and a nutty/semi-peated malty finish.
jhamp9 (1278) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a cream colored head. Aroma is nutty with sweet toffee and bread. Taste is nutty toasted malts with some caramel, but a bit thin. Not bad overall.
DYCSoccer17 (3481) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Davis (Pole Line). Initially metallic hints are present, before there are lots of weird fruity esters present. Light peatiness. Quite sweet in the aroma. Transparent garnet-amber body with a medium, creamy, somewhat rocky off-yellow head present. Starts with some sweet, chewy, peaty malt character. Becomes a little metallic in the middle, before this finishes with some roastiness and a light burnt character. A bit thin-bodied, and rather pedestrian. Meh.
bnoel09 (464) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into my Big Sky shaker. Color is ruby brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with dark fruit. Flavor is nutty with dark fruit and some earthiness. Medium bodied and smooth. This wasn’t bad, but I like my Scotch ales to be a little more over the top and include some smokiness from the peat.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has notes of caramel, cola, chocolate and light floral hops. Deep ruby brown hue with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is medium/heavy sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery average. Overall a decent and satisfying brew.