DrnkMcDermott (2835) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at MWBF 2011; still finishing my notes. A lovely, big, ruddy brown. Like a horse, I guess.. Kicks up some brown-egg-shell foam. Canít pick up too much smell besides some general maltiness. A big Scotch Ale taste, very dark, nutty brown. Kind of light hops. And yet, Iím now getting a kind of sugary smell, and some more sweetness. Earthy hops. Iím only dinging the Aroma score because I couldnít get much beyond the sweetness, which may have been my noseís problem.
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a dark brown with ruby undertones with a tall off-white head that settles into a good quarter inch or so with plenty of lacing.
Smell is of sweet, dark roasted malts, some dark fruits and some smokiness.
Taste is of dark caramel malt up front complimented by dark fruits, with woody, smoky flavors coming through as well, finish is a nice balance of the sweet and the dry.. Mouthfeel is pretty thick, soft and creamy.
Overall, a very good, well balanced scotch ale.
tmoreau (2559) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass showing a clear, brownish copper color, with a fairly persistent, frothy tan head that diminished half way, to a modest ring & layer of foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose started with a fleeting scent of ripened dark fruit, then malt & toast, and a mellow combo of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar sweetness. The taste added a moderate, somewhat lingering, earthy hop bitterness that was nicely tempered by a malt creaminess that also contributed some fullness to the medium+ body. Decently carbonated, with a subtly sweet & lightly bitter finish. Not wee heavy-ish, but pretty tasty.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Ashleyís on 5/16/14. Pours a clear chestnut brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of blackberry, cherry and caramel. Grainy malt flavor with caramel and fruit before a semi-sweet finish.
dekester1 (324) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle - Dark red/brown with a light fizzy head that faded to minimal lacing quite quickly. Aroma was sweet - malts and hints of prunes and smoke. Taste was predominately malty with prunes, roasting, and a light hop finish. Mouth was fairly decent. Overall, a fairly decent Scotch.
BrewMstr (103) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good, not great. On the mild end of a scotch ale flavor-wise. Nice color and aroma.
BuckeyeBoy (2863) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours out a dark amber topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet malts light hops and some caramel. Taste is as the nose with a nice sweetness and a little bitterness.
Stevesie (329) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours a dark red with just a bit of tan head that fades quickly. Aggressive nose with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Similar flavor, smooth through the middle with a relatively sweet finish. Pretty good.
ajmkendrick (23) - Oak Harbor, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a dark amber brew with a medium off white head. The beer itself has a medium body and is more sweet than hoppy. It gives slight hint of molasses and and cocoa, but otherwise it has a rather vague taste. It isnít quite bland, but it doesnít quite excite the palate either.
Concealer (837) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear reddish caramel with a thin beige head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, and light coco. Flavor is sweet caramel, malt, coco, molasses. Medium bodied, more sweet than anything.
jandd1983 (2740) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a dark brown color with a small tan head. The aroma was a nice caramel-sugar with some earthy malts. The taste was of big caramel malts with a lingering hop and a creamy almost nouget flavor. Very nice.