blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, dark muddy brown color with frothy tan foam, aroma of dates, brown sugar, flavor is rum, caramel toffee, red licorice, not much scotch or smoke
drjay44 (2343) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium well retained, light beige head, with very extensive lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 18) body......nose is dried fruits, with plum, fig, raisin tones, minimal hops, light smoke, ethanol.....taste is slightly sweet, with dried fruits including plum, raisin, finishing with alcohol and smoke.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. The malt back bone is light and not in absolute ascendancy, resulting in the alcohol and smoke being too apparent. The malts need more depth in all phases, to result in a beer more appropriate to style. BJCP 7/3/12/3/6
Fritz123 (566) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share. Thanks Dan!! Snifters. Pours a dark brownish orange. One finger white head. Some lacing. Interesting aroma of peat, very slight smoke, (unlike a rauchbier), caramel, roasted malts. Taste similar with roasted malts, some peat, very hint of smoke, and slight booze. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and earthy aroma with light toffee. caramel and light peat flavor with backing dark fruitiness. Medium bodied. Caramel and toffee linger with darker malts, light dark fruit, and light peat.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky brown color. Decaying, dense tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, malt and chocolate. Its not very smoky. Its more caramely and peaty smoke like a scotch ale.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2013 The aroma is malt forward - roasted malts with hints of nuts. Pours a clear coppery-brown with a thin white ring and no lacing. The taste is moderately sweet. Hints of smoke, grain, biscuit, and candi sugar. Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. A viscous mouthfeel. Overall, sweet but drinkable. Would probably pair well with the right food.
Dogbrick (6826) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Petrol Station. The beer is a slightly murky brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates slowly to a wispy film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, toffee and hops. The finish is peaty with an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
vipinvelp (1617) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque orange brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is kind of hard to place, almost nonexistent. Taste is smooth, bit sherry like. Long lasting aftertaste. (Houston 201310)
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soupy (24) - - OCT 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel notes,smooth and sweet, the smokiness is in the finish. A fine Scotch ale, one of the better beers of that style that Iíve had.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep reddish caramel, moderate foamy sandy head, nice lacing.   Sweet bready start, caramel, biscuity, but not that heavy.   Hard to believe this is 9%.   Aroma is muted,   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Very little smoke.   Stale caramel and bready maltiness on the finish, a little biscuity, with only a touch of smoke.   A very moderate and middle of the road beer.   Nothing off about it tho.