knickskicks (762) - - 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.
beechner224 (761) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottleshare thankd to DrewFace. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma of peaty stuff, sounds right. Taste is malty, smokey, peat, decent.
Rando7 (750) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours thick and brown with thick tan persistent head. Great lacing. Aroma sweet malts. Taste sweet toffee, caramel, malts, yeast, bit of dark fruit. Finish clean with minimal hops. palate thick and sticky. Alcohol disguised. Not astringent at all.
Really does bring to mind a strong barleywine rather than a scotch ale but it works for me.
48FanInCali (747) - 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 itís BA sister in which the non-BA version stole the show.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick beige head. Aroma is of deep roasted malt, caramel, light smoke and some coffee. Flavor is big roasted caramel malt and toffee, some bread and slight currant undertones are also present. Totally devoid of peat. Very rich but still very drinkable, slight bitter finish.
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Shared with friends. Pours a creamy dark brown with a thick light tan head. Nose is of course lots of caramel but also considerable brown sugar, smoke and even a bit of fruit (some citrus from the hops but also some prune and cherry). The flavor on this is jaw dropping. I actually prefer the flavor slightly to Alesmith Wee Heavy. In fact Overall I think I like this better. Its reminiscent more of Belhaven Wee Heavy in its flavor profile but with a balancing of hops that keeps the sweetness in check. Rich roasted chocolate up front followed by thick notes of caramel and cherry. Some strong raisin and fig and even a bit of light smoke and leather. Simply AMAZING. The palate is super thick and I was amazed this was only 8.5% not because of the alcohol which is non existant, but because the palate is just insanely full. Massive body. Chewy and rich. I actually may like this more than the Zhukovís Impy Stout! Insane props to Joey and Wayne on this amazing masterpiece.
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.
EricTeusink (703) - 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
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.
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.