NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beerlando in Secret Santa. Pours a nice ruby red/brown with a stiff tannish head. Nose is sweet, caramel, bread, earth and roast. On taste, Perfect soft carbonation with a big roasty malt note that couples well with the sweet bready notes. Pretty damn good stuff.
theisti (3905) - Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2009 750 ml bottle from Suttree. Pour is dark burgundy, clear ruby and a firm, pretty three inch tan head. Thick chewy lacing left behind as the beer falls. This is a really nice looking beer. Aroma of earthy, grainy natural maltiness - just a hint of charred roastiness behind. After the beer opens, there is some vegetal green pepper that comes out, detracting a bit. Taste is the nose, earthy and malty, green pepper behind that, and finishing with the lingering charred roastiness. Nice transition of flavors, though not a ton of integration. Palate is medium, perhaps on the lighter side of Scotch Ale. Just a hint of alcohol, which made this a nice warmer. This was a good one. Thanks for sending this my way Phil.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich aroma. Notes of caramel and toffee. The taste, however, is not super sweet. Nice roasted malts with a hint of smoke, and a nice rich mouthfeel.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice color of red with brownish tints. Big flavor. You can really taste the scotch in this one.
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from Beerman I believe. Pours murky ruby brown with one finger tan head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, caramel, sweet malts, booze and some smokeyness. Flavor is sweet malts, toffee, caramel, smokey, some earthiness and some booze. Medium body and decent carbonation. Finishes sweet and smokey. Pretty solid scotch ale.
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - thanks changeup415. Pours a rich chocolatey brown color with a small, creamy beige head. First sniff gets some breadiness, follwed by a little peat. Maybe a hint of rye? Taste is rich with an earthy and smokey maltiness. Lingering bits of peat and caramel. There is a little sweet before the smokey, ash, and peat thing, but I can’t put my finger on it... Nice mouthful, thick and coating. Finishes a bit dry and smokey.
travita (4867) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is brown to red in color with a beige colored head. The smell is malts, sweet, scotch like, alcohol, and good. The taste is sweet, malts, good, and caramel.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a very dark reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, spice, a little peat moss. Flavor is very much the same with some sweetness.. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, not bad at all and kinda warming.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured a dark amber/ruby with a beige head. aroma of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and cinnamon. flavor was caramel, dark pitted fruits, cinnamon, and some alcohol. body was heavy with low carbonation.
Re-rate-bottle thanks once again to kiefdog. poured a mahogany with a beige head. aroma was a big blast of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. flavor was caramel, lots of toffee, raisin, and maybe a little peach. body was heavy with medium carbonation. Awesome!!!
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to ericanders. deep, deep amber with a cream head. nose is sweet malts, smoke, caramel and not much else. not bad on the palate witha nice smokey flavor tagged with peat and light caramel.