Christpuncher (1478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Theatricality, sweet, and bourbon boozy. Hints of spice in their room pours dark reddish brown with a tan head Chad a bottle pour at homev
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Pyrmir (3631) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bourbon boozy, some smoke and caramel. Taste is malty sweet, dark fruits, warming whiskey-like alcohol and more caramel.
eaglebones (43) - Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish-brown with a moderate, short-lived beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark fruits. Medium body and low carbonation. Sweet with hints of plums/prunes balanced by a little bitterness and smokey flavor. Nice beer overall.
fitwitchik (369) - USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a dark brown amber with a light beige head.
Aroma is sweet smoke.
Flavor is caramelized wood with mild hops covered in breaded candy. Defintely some booziness here.
A nice mix of flavor.
Gaboo (1) - - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, I have used Rate Beer as reference for years, yet never rated. Not sure about a lofty, dreamy description. Unless it has issues or surprising pronounced character, the number say it. A little sweet. A bit bit boozy. I prefer aged at least 6-9 months. Still a solid beer
raoul_duke (61) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Awesome bottle art. Head is minor, not terribly carbonated. Taste has a nice combo of spicy (cinnamon) and fruity (apple). Alcohol is not as prevalent as you?d expect at 9.75%.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"nice big scotch ale with a peaty, dark fruity malt aroma. smooth, abv hid well, big bodied. did i say smooth? flavor very pleasing...coffee, sweet malt, dark fruit, peat. well put together"
murphious2000 (18) - - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice color of dark brown but the head is this and I wish it were a bit more than only 1/4inch. Malt and yeast aroma maybe a hint of apple. Tastes very smooth and not boozy to me at all. Reminds me of a good Belgian double or even tripel, but without the sour/tartness. Very slight smoke and balanced finish, with some flavor I like but can’t quite figure out. Very Nice!
hopmelt (196) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy dark copper, half finger medium head, lots of thin lacing. Aroma alcohol, doughy, toasty, caramel malt, toffee, slight earthy. Taste caramel, doughy malt, toffee, burnt sugar, alcohol, slight dark fruit, earthy. Mouthfeel medium-full body, lower carbonation, alcohol heat, not much astringency, finish is in the sweet side. Overall great beer, drinks like a nice Scotch, this is one of my favorites.
__Rb81 (298) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark reddish brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bourbon boozy, some smoke. Taste is malty sweet, dark fruits, warming whiskey-like alcohol. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Bit watery thin perhaps, but nevertheless very nice.