Pailhead (6144) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of bourbon, vanilla, light fruit, and wood. It pours a dark orangish-brown with a minimal beige film for a head. The flavor starts caramel, chocolate, and light fruit. The finish has bourbon, vanilla, wood, maple syrup, and light oxidation. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly slick mouthfeel.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing. Pours a deep brown with orange and amber notes. Aroma of dark fruits, dark cherries, vanilla, oak, tobacco, earthy with a hint of smoke. Flavor of toasted malt, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, ligth cherry notes and earthy.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
( 750ml 2009 bottle marked # 158/246 thanks to ericandersnavy - Rating #600!) Pours very murky brown with nice oily tan head. Nose of wood, caramel, biscuit. Taste of sweet malt, caramel, lightly toasted grains. A thick delicious body finishes this one.
This is probably the best scotch ale I’ve had, and my favorite Cigar City beer so far.
BuckeyeBoy (4434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 74 of 246. Pours out a nice black topped with a medium white head. Aroma is pitfruit, light wood, roast nutts. Taste is much more of the roasted nutts along witht he sweet pitfruit and a little oak. Thanks douglas for sharing this treat.
dchmela (2924) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Years eve brew! Dark reddish brown body. Huge bourbon, peat and toffee aroma. Taste has lots of peat, cherry, toffee and bourbon. Big body, this is a real sipper and a great after dinner brew.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of dkachur on 09/12/2009. Bottle 214/246. Somewhat cloudy dark brown body with a medium frothy light brown head. Sweet oak and smoky aroma with a bit of chocolate and roast. Sweet oak and chocolate flavor with a bit of roast. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown, medium sized beige head. Aroma is roast caramel malt and oak. Smooth rich caramel flavor with a burnt finish.
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the SLC tasting 12/11/09 (74/246)
Appearance: Poured dark brown with red tint with a tan head
Aroma: Roasted malt, fruit and bourbon
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel, smokey, dark fruit and bourbon
A very good beer. Would taste great on a cold night.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, bottle 18/246, pours murky dark red with small head. Nose has alc, dates, caramel. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, oak, vanilla. A little muddled, thin-medium body.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle shared by Andrew (bottle 18/246)... Pours a dark reddish caramel brown with a thin off-white head... Caramel apple and bourbon sweetness with assertive vanilla tones as well... Flavors are very similar to the aroma but doesn’t followthrough as well. Somewhat abrupt finish, boozy and a little thin from the barrel. I prefer the normal version to this actually.