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.
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 (10429) - 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 (6182) - 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 (856) - 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.
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Amber highlights. Light brown head.
Smell: malt forward. Sugar. Pine.
Taste: malt forward. Molasses. Extremely sweet.
Feel: creamy mouth feel. Slightly thick. Medium carbonation.
Overall: ok beer. Extremely sweet.
First drank: home 3/23/15
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at craft kitchen, dark brownish red pour with tan head, aroma brought caramel, toffee, muted spice, some earth into a bit of grass. Taste is muddled, but some caramel, toffee, slight dark fruit into a bit of grass and herbal notes, finishing sweet, slightly bitter.
arnold931 (881) - Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cola colored with thin white head. Nose is nice caramel. Taste is delicious caramel with a little roast. Great scottish flavor.
SudsMcDuff (6921) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle provided by Scotch Ale Paul .. . pours a dark cola brown .. mild foam, lacing is medium strength .. . dark molasses and bark juice .. . muddled yet drinkable .. . . Tomorrow’s weather actually says ’dreary’. Who is the forecaster? Eeyore?
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a thick white head, dark brown and opaque liquid. Good aroma, but taste was a bit a bit sour. A little syrupy, not unpleasant, but the aftertaste was not good at all.
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma, which isn't necessarily bad. It least it didn't smell horrible! Excellent taste and mouthfeel. Beautiful dark coffee color with a nice tan/brown head.