TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml shared at Flossmoor’s Oktoberfest. Pours a nice dark brown raisiny pour, red ad brown and near opaque, a good tannish head that dies to a thick film that laces, bubbly. Not bad looking. Aromas are a good dar fruit, cherry and raisin, with caramel and toffee malts with a creamy sweetness, a touch of peat, but dark fruit dominant over any peaty smoke, a touch of vanilla. Fairly sweet. Body is moderate, a good underlying sweetness, caramel and dark fruit, a bit syrupy and sweet in the finish and lingering on the palate, light bitterness, a touch of vanilla. Raisin, faint peat, roasty malts. A thicker, sweeter beer. Decent balance, a little big for me. A good candidate for Barrel Aging it seems, to kill a little thickness/sweetness. Not bad. A solid Scotch Ale overall.
AmEricanbrew (6462) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clear mahogany color with a tan head. Caramel malt and smoke aromas. Medium body with light carbonation . Nice toasted toffee caramel malty flavors with some earthy yeasyness to finish.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Killer Scotch Ale. pours a deep amber/brown with some good lacing. Aroma is great, lots of burnt notes, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, and alcohol. Flavor is a great mix of dark and sweet chocolate, with lots of toffee notes as well. Some nice touches of sour cherry and caramel. Super rich, with a slight alcohol burn. I liked this one a lot. Another winner from Cigar City.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Todd & Co. for sharing this in Denver! Smells insanely with vanilla, rich caramel malts, some nice notes of chocolate, and boozey as well. Flavor delivers much of the same, caramel, some chocolate, a touch of vanilla, and the booze aspect. There were some definite sweet sugars coming through.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big shout out to ericandersnavy. Ruby brown pour with off white head. Aroma is quite smoky, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is smoky, burnt caramel. A very good scotch ale.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Bottle courtesy of McBackus. Pours a deep brown with a tan head aroma is smoke malt peat brown sugar pecans roasted with dark sweetners and olestra. flavor is the same. nice scotch ale.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Skyview Tasting 2.5. Courtesy of Skyview. Brown color with a thin head. Malty aroma with a little wet cardboard. Dry, grain taste, rounded out with an earthy hop/grain and light tobacco.
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
rich roasty malt aromas with lots of caramel, some smoke,and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is very very malty. there is a nice sweet breadiness, with touches of tobacco, and cocoa. A nice scotch ale.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 750mL bottle acquired via trade with dchmela. Appearance is a rich brown hue. The aromas and the flavors are rich with malts, sweet toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee, and a rich oak. Mouth is really smooth.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Special thanks to danielecurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours deep brown/bronze with a fading off-white head. Nose is sweet brown malt and spices with some yeast and is overall a little faint. Taste is a pleasant surprise with rich brown malt, excellent maple syrup, brown sugar and sweet & smooth. Very, very good.