guzzler67 (1656) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper appearance with an average size, off white head and scant lacing. Muted, malty, toasted grain aroma with a hint of chocolate early on. Gently hopped, sweet caramel malt flavor leading to a good bit of earthiness, especially towards the finish. 2007 bottled version.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Single bottle from Total Wine in Huntersville, NC - although now available in Jacksonville, FL. 2007 bottle marked best before April 2008. ours a murky brown color with a slight tan head that lasts and lasts. Aroma is mostly malts. what seems like roasted nuts. Taste is typical scotch ale, a slight bitter finish. Not bad, nothing special.
alexanderj (3531) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured a clear, reddish brown with a light brown head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, roasted malt and faint citrus. Flavor was largely disappointing. Malty with some peat like and roasted aspects; some nuts. The flavor just wasn’t all that great.
rocbyter (2072) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grain and malt aroma with some fruit notes. amber color with a medium tan head. Smooth malty start with apple yeast taste developing in the middle finishing with a yeast tang.
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Deep red pour with a good size light brown head. Aroma is of malt and alcohol. Flavor is of malt, peat with earthy undertones. What I don’t like about this brew is the flavor of alcohol that rip’s through it. So far the worst Brooklyn offering I have had.
malrubius (2555) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Garnet red with with dense head. Faint aroma of malt and sugar. Very malty flavor with brown sugar and fruitiness. Very mild English hop undertones. Medium-full body and medium-low carbo. Harkens back to the days before hop was king. Some peat smokiness would improve complexity.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown clean, caramel pour. Caramel notes on nose and taste. Some malts, and sugar. a little nutty, and a big nutmeg with some acidic features. Not really "winter’ for me, but whatever.
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear burgundy/brown with a large yellowish head. aroma is that of a good brown ale with lots of toasty malts, and nuts. not smoky, but the flavor is very nice and malty with similarities to the aroma and hints of buttery toffee.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber red with a thin dense greyish white to light tan head. Cloyingly sweet with a bit of butterscotch and toast. a strong does of nutmeg laced spice. Small hint of chocolate. Confusing nose, perhaps a bit off. A bit thick, a bit creamy, with low carbonation. Rather sweet. Some toasty caramel. Liberal spice load for a scotch ale, ahem. Sort of reminds me of Anchor OSA. Ginger. I’m not a huge fan of that. Diacetyl. Detectable alcohol. Lingering acidic finish. A bit tannic too maybe.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. A deep amber in color, this beer has a rich, bready, full aroma. The flavors are on the malty side as any good scotch ale should be. It has a nice fruity character that really makes this beer shine. It has a full heavy mouthfeel and a warm, sweet finish.