jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@dstructos Daks Back-growler–pours a dissipating light tan head and copper color. Aroma is roasty-medium malt. Taste is roasty/peat-medium malt, wood, some medium fruit, spice hops.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to markwise for this one. It pours brownish copper with off white head. The aroma is sweet malty roasty malts, thin fig notes, a light amount of oak and vanilla. The taste has a nice mix of smooth fruitiness like figs and prunes as well as drying malt roastiness. Into the finish some earthiness joins in and hangs around well into the after taste.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Dstructo/Daknole tasting. Can’t remember who brought this one but thanks though. Aroma full of vanilla, butter scotch and slight brown sugar. Follows a lot in the flavor as well.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Tons of caramel, vanilla, biscuit, booze. Flavor is sweet, boozy, toffee, vanilla.
HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of like a bigger red ale, not very hoppy but just enough to keep from being sweet. Semisweet caramels, a bit of brown sugar, no bourbon or oak to speak of, slight vanilla touches around the edges. Really drinkable and tasty, wouldn’t have guessed it was a Scotch Ale.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler… Farewell to ibrew2or3… This beer rocks!… Clear, dark, ruby ale with a creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet yields a bounty of milk chocolate and caramel with a splash of red wine and a mild wisp of smoke. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is sweet mocha, caramel and light vanilla. Despite all the malt, there is a semblance of balance. Finishes malty with a whisper of butterscotch. Thanks to markwise for providing this growler of world class beer!
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On growler from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a somewhat murky red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is lots of sweet dark malt with hints of earthy smoke. Flavor is similar- lots of sweet dark malt, some noticeable smoke, a hint of vanilla, and some wood. I get almost no barrel in this one,I really have to search to get hints of it. Finish is somewhat malty with hints of smoke in this light to medium-bodied scotch ale.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Lunch for sharing some of this at DLD; also, thanks to aasher for apparently sharing with Paul first. Served in a snifter.
Pours a moderate brown color with a thin off-white head. No real lacing or legs. Thin collar. The nose brings some light bourbon and sweet malt. Touch of brown sugar, light oak, and just a bit of vanilla. The flavor has a light sweetness to go with the bourbon. Mild caramel malt with some darker sugars. Mouthfeel is too thin, though the flavor was pretty nice. The lack of body really detracted from the overall experience. A pretty decent brew, but not up to COAST standards.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 05-10-2011
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler. Whiskey barrel aged. Dark deep brown & malty. Peaty but w/ more vanilla & wood notes over whiskey taste. Very mild heat, nice & smooth.
Butters (3990) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Brewvival. Dark brown pour. Sweet nose. Peaty flavor. Pretty tasty.