travita (4578) - Frisco, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is cloudy, reddish in color, and has off white head. The smell is smoke, malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, and ok. The taste is sweet, fruits, malts, and slight ash.
beastiefan2k (2969) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz waxed bottle poured. Pours a dark thick reddish amber. Low clarity. Aroma is sweeter and boozier but still has a leafy earthy soil Scottish aroma. Flavor is less sweet and less boozy which is better. Goes great with a slightly thicker mouthful. A nice long soil and bitter brown malts aftertaste.
Modularman (132) - - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, smell of toffee and earth, appearance is dark brown, taste of light toffee and caramel which disappears quickly. You would never know this is a 9% beer
blutt59 (6288) - 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 (3091) - 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 (1477) - 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 (7754) - 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 (4046) - 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 (1581) - 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 (10039) - 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.