Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capone’s for the Cigar City Philly Beer Week Event with Leafs93 and O’Meara. Pours a black color with an off white foam head. Has an aroma of caramel, roast, and toffee. Light and sweet taste. Cherry is very very faint.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to daknole. Shared at July BA tasting. Pours a dark brown with tan bubbles along edge of glass. Nose is of coffee, malt and peat. Taste is of coffee, malt and smoke. Mouthfeel is creamy with alcohol noticeable.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Poured a dark brown with a tan head. Very sweet and malty. Very drinkable for a scoth ale. Cigar City did a nice job with one. I usually dont care for the style but I did for this beer.
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to alexdad06 at Natifest. I forgot to rank this one, but stumbled accross my notes this morning. Pours a dark amber-copper color with a thin head. Aroma is strong with carmalized malts. Notes of chocolate, roasted malts, a bit of wood, and the smallest amount of coffee come out. On the palate, it is thick and dry. The flavor brings out a bit of a nutty taste and brings the roasted malts to the front. Pretty good beer overall, but nothing too special.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 Ml Bottle from Secret Santa-Mahogany pour w/a moderate tan head. Malty aroma. Strong malt flavor w/caramel, toffee, some chocolate, maybe a touch of cherry, & some yeast/bread dough. Pretty potent stuff, very malty, Classic Scotch Ale. Long malt finish.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is awesome! Notes of toffee, caramel, and a touch of smokey malt and slight coffee. Taste is just as good as you’re hoping for! Sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, and wonderful roasty undertones. So smooth and drinkable. Delicious!
BeerFanDan17 (1073) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible really. A dark brown ale with a creamy head that comes alive. Flavors are everywhere--malted milk, toffee, sweet cream, and a bit of warmness from the alcohol, and a hint of hazelnut coffee. Bomber from IBG.
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Shyam - thank you sir. A perfectly average Scotch ale. Nose is slight peat, very thickly caramel malt, Flavor is the same - brown apple, brown sugar, less malt. I just described a competent, standard Scotch ale. That’s what this is.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capone’s. Muddy, dark brown with a thin head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee and dark fruit. Nice fruity finish of black cherry and fig. No smokiness but a great brew.
hman43 (1056) - 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.