hivemind (882) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Cigar City Aug 2014. Black pour with medium brown tinge on the outsides; no head. Scotchy and syrupy flavor/texture. Plain good.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber shared poured a medium to dark brown color with off white head. the nose is sweet malt and hints of chocolate. so so nice. the flavor is very well balanced. the flavor almost has hints of dark fruit along with the sweet malts which is traditional for a scotch ale. really frigging good. long lasting sweetness on the tongue. now I need more of this one.
bytemesis (6295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 2012. Pours clear deep chestnut, small tan head, dissipates to a ring with decent lacing. Aroma is malty, dark sugars and coffee indeed dominate. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter, hugely malty, toffee, toasted caramel, marshmallow, coffee, hint of chewing tobacco. Slice acidity bites at the sweetness a bit. Some dates and figs in there as well. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Some ABV burn on the finish. Pretty good beer.
AndyW68 (1370) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour with hint of red and off white head. Aroma is nutty and musty. Taste is caramel malt. Great beer.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour clear and small tan head. Aroma of nutty malts. Flavor of dried nuts and some dried dark fruits. Really great style I need to divulge in more. I hear ale smith got a good one.....bottle trade?
Cosmo6644 (102) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aroma of malts, bread, and caramel, taste of lots of caramel a touch nutty, real nice
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jandd1983 (3690) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of malts, caramel and some fruit. The taste was of caramel malts, roast, cherries, some toffee, bread and a bit of smoke. Tasty.
hman43 (978) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is a dark brown with some light that gets through. It has a brown head. The aroma has toffee and coffee with cherries on the second go around. It has flavors of toffee and coffee that are combined. There are bits of cherries in the flavor as well. It is sweet, with a warming alcohol finish.
bearohs (14) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer rocks. Slightly sweet finish plus a unique kick up front makes you know you are drinking a mans beer. A boozy wonderful taste but not all that boozy if that makes any sense.
RRistow12 (631) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Sweet aroma with caramel, biscuits and syrup. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet. Dark fruits of raisins and plums, caramel, toffee, maple syrup, figs, biscuits, earthy flavors. Definitely one of the best scotch ales I've had.
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