gorditoabd (615) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL thanks to BierBauch via trade. Pours a rich, deep nut brown, with a large, pillowy foam head. Aroma is nutty and bitter, but very faint through all that foam. Taste is suited to the nose, with the early palate bringing a full, nutty, almond bitterness, followed by a sweet malty caramel, accompanied by soy sauce. There is a faint metallic taste to the finish, but over all, this is good, especially for a style I donít typically enjoy too much. The early bitterness, balanced by the mid-to-late sweetness is just great. There is even a touch of bread and coffee in this brew, as far as I can tell. Excellent stuff. Thanks Ron!
knickskicks (607) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, very light tan head. Nose is berries, booze, fruit cake. Taste is berries, red fruit, fruit cake, booze. Bitter chalky finish.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Tarheels86. Also thanks to Alexsdad06 for letting me sample his bottle too.
Iím not really a fan of Scotch Ales yet and have only had a few. This has an aroma of malts and caramel. Looks great, dark brown with a thick creamy beige head that sticks around. Flavor is unique, sweet malts, caramel, maybe a touch of smoke. Good mouthfeel.
hamilton23 (592) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a very dark almost black. Smells of molasses, chocolate and scotch. Tastes of molasses, brown sugar. Loads of peat and scotch tastes. This is almost the perfect beer.
UncleKorm (585) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap poured clear dark amber w/ small off-white head, min lacing. Aroma of dried fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is very sweet, sugary, raisins, banana, and dried fruits. Cloying sweetness, little bitter hoppy touch. Full body and soft carbonation.
ekoerper (582) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel and toffee, tons of malts, fairly sweet. Pours a dark brown/burgundy, somewhat hazy, off-white head with fair retention. Huge malt flavor, packed with caramel, dextrinous and chewy, malty sweetness, toasty and bready. Full body and low-medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, heavy on the palate. Great brew.
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.
dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to northernbrews for sharing this. Pours a nice dark brown with thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, dark dried fruit, bread, and spices. Flavor is quite nice with a bit of sweetness and chocolate to top it off. Mouthfeel is slick, but finishes dry. Very nice and looking forward to the bottle I have in the cellar.
trapped (561) - TURKEY - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small foamy tan head, bread aroma, sweet fruity taste with a hint of caramel, low carbonation, long finish. A bit too sweet for my taste.
EricTeusink (556) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More fun from the cellar of the Porter. Pours black with minimal head. Candy and booze are all over the nose. Boozy and sweet flavors are magnified by the oozing thickness of this brew. Delicious. Bottle - The Porter - Atlanta, GA