Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Sláinte pours a dark brown with some blood red at the edges, especially when held to the light. It had an awesome three fingers worth of head that is khaki brown and is retained a fairly long time before it settles to a film on the beer. Lacing is light to moderate and carbonation does seem evident.
Smell: Upfront I smell a sweet malty beer. I am getting toasted bread, caramel and some smoke in there, too.
Taste: A bready toasted note with a sweet malty taste is the prominent flavors here. I’m also getting molasses and a brown sugar mixed with a finish of smoke and a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy feel to this one. It does go down easy and has a nice amount of carbonation that seems to help cut some of the sweetness. There is no note of the alcohol.
Overall: Not my favorite style I must admit but this one is enjoyable if you’re in the mood for a rich, sweet, malty beer.
VastActiv (4537) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle and Hum, New York. Colour is deep dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ripe fruits, some chocolate, some dryness and malts. Very nice. Can’t believe this is 5.2% because malty body is very good.
drfabulous (5575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Crane Alley. Malty caramel sticky scottish ale. Light carbonation. Decent overall.
Jow (3040) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Stags Head nice style find. Clear copper one finger white head. Nose is light toasted malt and caramel. Tastes of caramel, raisins, toasted malt, paper. Dry finish slight sweetness.decent.
gopherfan99 (1140) - CROATIA - JAN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (Happy Gnome); pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of malt, butterscotch, and some floral notes; taste is sweet with butterscotch, malt, and a hint of floral notes; finish is dry and slightly bitter; nice beer
mfhennig (228) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very bark reddish brown pour, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is mostly malt, a hint of toffee and caramel. Taste was kind of sour. Surprisingly chewy though. I’ll thank Joe for the beer, 1 of 24 different beers in the case. CW is a really solid brewery but this bottle didn’t have a date so I’m not sure of the age. I will give a shot if I see it in the store.
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toast and malty very sweet though. Very thick. Malty. Nice brew with toasted grain nose. Thin fading head. Malt and light astringency.
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Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First off love this brewery in middle of cheese head state. Love brews too. This one garnet color tan head great malty aroma with some dried dark fruit. Taste big and malty with dried plums and roast. Finishes rich and malty.
Benzai (11860) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [from trade with jtclockwork] @ Benzai’s 10K afterparty. Opaque dark brown color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, dark berries. Medium body, suitable carbonation.
djd07 (7224) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear copper with small white head. The aroma is caramel, raisin, toffee. Medium mouth, dry toffee, raisin, licorice, light smoke, very sweet, good.
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 On tap, poured into a shaker. The dark brown beer is topped by a light, yet dense, tan colored head that only retains a light amount and leaves no lace. The aroma is dark and smokey with notes of caramel, grains, fig, bread crust, and some more subtle notes of chocolate and coffee - the coffee strengthens by the end of the glass. The medium bodied beer is a nice balance between a moderate sweetness upfront with a slightly stronger, moderate bitter finish. It’s thin and smooth with a buzzy carbonation. Flavors of fig and roasted coffee dominate up front and it finishes with a pepper touch, caramel, and a light bitter wax. The aftertaste is mild with a light cloying wax and fig quality.