ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild and drinkable. Somewhat sweet, mostly caramel with some breadiness and grassy hops.
Headbanger (2728) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 2/23/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Snifter-Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with some oak, smoke, and more vanilla. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job.
jandd1983 (1880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of brown sugar and yeast. The taste was smokey with burnt sugar and a flavor that lingers on with a nice crisp finish. Decent.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a beige head. Aroma of wood and some fruit. Taste is woody and peaty,
STL_Drew (152) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One finger head, good lacing, off white, dark brown, oak aroma, slight cherry flavor with oak/scotch notes.
Bricktop86 (474) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, oak and whiskey. Flavor follows nose and its not very sweet for a scotch ale.
knickskicks (552) - - JUL 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber. Beige head. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Nothing special.
Indra (2527) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet, caramel malts, oak, herbal hop, tobacco and tinges of banana and dried leaves, some very light roast in the background. Hazy, iced tea-like amber-brown color, with a lasting, fine head. Flavor is sweet and lightly oaky, fruity and very gently bitter with suggestions of toffee, butterscotch, faint berry, nut and dried, leafy herb. Full, tangy palate with a medium body. I never would have pegged this as a Scotch Ale. More like an ESB.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled pours dark amber with minimal off white head. clear. aromas of caramel, vanilla and roasted malt. moderately bitter. full bodied, thick with a lasting bitter/peaty finish. heavy winter beer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 19, 2011
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: clear deep ruby red, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet and smokey aroma, sweet caramel and vanilla balanced by lots of earthy peat and a hint of oak
Flavor: dry and earthy flavor, just a touch of caramel sweetness, plenty of smokey peaty earthyness, light oak
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4