radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft served in thistle glass at restaurant. Orange-amber color with small tan head. Aroma of sweet roasty malts and light fruit. Taste is rich malt sweetness and some hints of vanilla and nuts. Fully body, creamy mouth-feel, didn’t taste the alcohol at all (nicely hidden). Pretty tasty.
OnTheTrail (223) - Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 On tap at brewpub. Coppery brown. Aroma is nutty, malty, floral. Taste is nutty, caramel, hints of chocolate and earth.
mikeylikesbeer (1) - USA - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served at Brewers Alley in tulip glass on Dec 28.
2014 best scotch Ale, ever!! ... Thank you Tom!
Great flavor without the over-the-top Scotch barrel taste. Nice lacing and more than adequate alcohol warmth.
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Brewer’s Alley. Pours hazy brown with a creamy white head. Tastes very smooth and creamy, like toffee, malt, caramel, banana, apple. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells sour, malty, and like apples.
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Brewers Alley. Pours murky brown with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready and caramel malts, fig, raisin, light floral notes, faint oak, and faint booze. Flavor is sweet, bready malts, dark fruit esters, light woody notes, and faint spice; dry malty finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap 4 oz. sample at Maryland Craft Beer Festival 2012.
Clear, deep orange-red with small tan head and very good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt and subtle hops.
Taste is a complex mix of roasted malts, vanilla, sweetness, bread, hops and alcohol.
Full body and medium plus carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Red brown, clear. Malty sweet aroma, medium body, tasteful finish. Very nicely done, strong recommend.
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great nutty aroma and hearty, robust flavor. I enjoyed this beer and would try it again.
popdoggy (100) - USA - JAN 13, 2008
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice sweetness. I didnt get any warming sensation, and like most b.a. beers almost no head and soda mouthfeel. 2nd best of the night.
Derek881 (1216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this beer was the best I’ve had from Brewer’s Alley thus far. It was served in a tulip glass, had a smooth, dark copper-brown color and a very small, foamy white head that was quickly gone. The aroma was sweet and fruity with discernable tones of caramel, raisins, and maybe some pear; very malty and rich. The flavor was excellent; sweet and fruity, with great fruit tones and a caramel touch. There would be no way of knowing it featured 8.0% alcohol by the taste. Smooth and slightly creamy on the palate with only light carbonation. A wonderful beer that is an extreme bargain at only $3!