48FanInCali (714) - California, USA - APR 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yummy. Poured scotch ale brown with a decent head. Nose was musty peet with sweet toffee. Taste was very sweet with toffee and a ton of roasted malt. We had this side by side with the BA version and I found this more enjoyable. This is the second side by side in a row with a big scotch ale and it’s BA sister in which the non-BA version stole the show.
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.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep brownish pour, peaty earthed aromas come whispering off the top with some lite pined apples. The chewy body is well nuanced but rather scattered with a lot of different flavors that just seem to be meeting each other. Still it has a solid amount of depth and warmth. Easy to drink for the style and another quality brew from these guys.
knickskicks (692) - - 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.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark orange/brown with a small off white head. The aroma is rich and malty. The flavor has red berries, chocolate, toffee, licorice, biscuit, tar, and spice. A great scotch ale.
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle,I picked this up at Knightly in Orlando and glad i did,it poured a very dark brown to black with a nice thick tan head,taste of caramel and roasted malts with a toffee finish in the end,alcohol is well hidden but as it warmed it was noticeable but that was good thing,this was very drinkable and i look forward to CCB beers in the future .CHEERS1
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Thanks to TampaBrew. Clear, dark brown pour with red highlights, minimal lace. Aroma of plums, alcohol, smoke, molasses. Flavor is an enormous malt bomb, toffee, molasses, prunes, toasted bread, walnut, cider. Would rate higher, but had trouble enjoying. Flavor is poorly harmonized with a very overt alcohol presence and fusel off note, like a blend of root beer and cough syrup. Improves after some time spent mellowing in the glass. Very full mouthfeel, warming, slightly still.
EricTeusink (679) - 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
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Thanks to TampaBrew for this...pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is massive with notes of toffee, cherries, pipe tobacco and brown sugar. The thing that really sets this apart is the fullness of the body...flavors are big on the toffee and caramel malts with some dark fruits complimenting the maltiness. Great brew!
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let it be said instantly - This is without doubt the best beer with the disignation of "Scotch Ale" I have ever tasted. The pour is all brown with a cappochino colored head that allmost have an orange glow. The aroma is smokey caramel with both peaches and oranges and with a malty profile topped with some nice bitter notes. The taste is huge and as I said far more intens and interesting than other scotich ales I have had. I am thinking of those neat chocolates with Crand Marnier inside. A mild sourness somewhere far away. It has been malted with a fine bitterness and has a palate that tends to bite but at the same time heavy and fat with a long lasting sweet caramel-like finish. Good one