dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown pour, tiny tan bubble head, respectably lacy. nose of chocolate, sweet malt and roasty malt. flavor follows the nose with chocoalate with sweet and roasty malt notes. medium bodied, oily mouth feel, mildly bitter, roasty finish. a touch too sweet for my palate and the alcohol is too well hidden. tip of the hat to FlssmrBrewAlum for providing the bottle at flossmoor station’s octoberfest.
JK (5732) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry and earthy. Moderate malt. There is some earth and green plants. The alcohol is well hidden. Slightly roasted. Good, smooth palate and full mouthfeel. A well made beer that could use a little more complexity.
TheAlum (6942) - 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 (6727) - 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 (716) - 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 (4864) - 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 (4138) - 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.