Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured very deep brown with a sticky khaki head.. looked great in the glass (darker than expected, but that’s OK). The aroma picked up toasted biscuit and chocolatey malts with touches of smoked pet accenting.. really nice. The flavor found burnt licorice, baker’s chocolate, and smoked malts, with tanginess from the yeast and smoke extending outward.. sharp, bitter, and tacky on the finish. Medium-bodied and fairly filling for the style.. I loved it for the first 3/4 of the drink, but it dropped off at the end.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dark brown with small mocha head. Oak, vanilla, malt, toffee, sweet nose. Taste is big malt, peat, sweet caramel, dry oak on the finish. Creamy moderate body with a light crisp carbonation.
TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a ring of head. Aroma is chocolate and malts. Flavor is malty, leather and wood. Really good
ryecatcher (1108) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep nearly opaque dark-brown with a medium mocha-colored head that had little in the way of retention. Also of note, after holding it up to the light, there are some floaties (although it didn’t say that it it was bottle-conditioned on th elabel and my glass was clean... hmmm...) Nose is malty and sweet, with some caramel going on in there. Mouth is smooth an medium bodied, malt sweetness up front, some dried fruit, toffee, and chocolate, finishes with a lingering sweetness and some toasty bread. I’m not normally a huge fan of this style, but this is really pretty nice -- especially on a late February eve during a winter storm here in Chicago. Sláinte indeed!
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany brown. Small sustained creamy tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, molassas, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavor maintains nose and adds a little bitter coffee and peat. Medium clean body. lots of carbonation, Twangy slightly smokey finish.
tmoreau (3143) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle poured to my 1/2 taster showing a clear, dark mahogany hue, with a silky, brownish tan head that diminished rather quickly to a thin ring & film, and left some clingy but light ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was creamy malt, some light roastiness, chocolate, caramel, light sweetness, and a touch of treacle. The flavor contributed a moderate, earthy, lingering hop bitterness, a touch of woodiness & peat, and a tanniny & dark fruit astringency. With a better than medium body, I was impressed with the hefty, tasty, high shilling characteristics.
cards04 (2471) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice scotch ale. Pours a deep dark burguny/brown. Aromas of dried fruit, raisin bread, a touch of bubble gum, and lots of bready malts. All bready, malty favourites. Raisin bread, dried fruit, sourdough bread, some booze. Well balanced. Excellent.
Langsetm (4) - Excelsior, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Great beer--picked it up in a Four Firkins mix your own 6 pack without having heard of it before--pleasantly surprised
jaymobrown (1782) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Loved how this one looked. A great scot ale that was dark without being too thick. Lots of great lacing. Roasted oats, chocolate, yeast, burlap. Warming. Could have a higher ABV; I like a bit more kick here. But good.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of caramel and toffee from the malts, a little roasted and chocolate notes, and some floral hops. Flavor the same. Average to smooth texture. A nice, malty beer.