phaleslu (7809) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a deeper clear amber than the Vulcan or Double Dee. Very peaty in nose and flavor. Wood, caramel, burnt sugar and dark fruit all become apparent, with a sweeter toffee or vanilla note opening at room temperature. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, peaty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Struck me as too simple for a barrel Scotch ale at first but got better with each sip.
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a very light brown with some thin lacing at the edges. Strong whiskey aroma. Light carbonation. Tastes of light caramel, coconut, and bourbon. A little peaty too.
thirdeye11 (5835) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) rich amber/copper with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of caramel Nd turbinado sugar with touch of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is super rich, caramel, vanilla, whiskey, brown sugar, cream soda. Delicious palate linger. Really excellent beer!!
kidmartinek (3974) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ooh wow! Rich caramel flavor was the first thing I noticed about this beer. Its dark caramel in color and pours with a small head. A little charcoal wood and smokiness come out later. It drinks slow and well.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Peat smoke and caramel in the nose, smokiness is subdued enough to keep from being overbearing. Clear ruby red with a thin brown head. Full-bodied with a nice balance between sweetness, smoke, and booze. it implies scotch, and implies it well with out seeming forced. A great slow sipper.