Modularman (97) - - 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
Ferris (2889) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Caramel sweetness and a nuttiness that rounds it out nicely. Cloudy amber with a rich beige head. Almost Pecan and caramel with a rich sweetness that follows through to the end. The smoke is very mild if there at all and I think that is that nutiness I get. Nice beer, matly and sweet but not enough smoke characteristics.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a red ale with brown hues. A etched surface of whites. Smells of smoke, some sweet malts, some cocoa and toasted malt. Nice nose. Flavor is sweet with some oak and mesquite char. There is a solid malty syrup flavor. A bit too sweet. Medium on full bodied with a moderately low carb. Dry finish. Well, this is interesting. Not bad, but nothing special
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Hazy ruby brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of cherry, light smoke, raspberry, heavy malt and some cranberry and fig. Taste is of malt, buttery biscuits, fig, light leather, cherry, and toffee. Disappointing...
travita (3831) - 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 (2359) - 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.
blutt59 (5999) - 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 (2566) - 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 (898) - 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 (6715) - 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.