Westchesterco (1239) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a reddish brown with an ecru head. The aroma is shoe polish the taste is boozey and has a strong bitter flavor that lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (3966) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle at home. Pours clearish brown with an ecru head. Nutty nose. Flavors of caramel with some smoky notes. Slightly boozy finish.
Stuu666 (5538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish brown, nose is caramel, fruity, taste is rich, dark fruits, sweet.
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very subtle for karate. No real smell. Pleasant reddish colour. Soft yet sweet nutty flavour. Has a short punch on the finish. Enjoyable one inch punch of a beer.
ContemplateBeer (1653) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Dark brown sugar; maraschino cherries; spiced bread. Rich. Appearance: Murky dark brown pour with a sticky tan head that settles into a thin ring. Flavor: Bready with some caramel up front; fruity esters rear their head more toward the finish and seem more raisin-centric. Dries out decently enough. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Good scotch ale that serves as an able winter warmer.
arminjewell (7824) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of earth, smoke in there into a bit of grass, pine, in there into a bit of cocoa. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, coffee, roast, some slight smoke, molasses in there, touch of earth, finishing sweet, some grass, pine.
edgallow (2518) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a off white head. Aroma is malts, toffee, caramel and fruit. Taste is malty, fruit and some grain.
jflopsu (742) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber. Has a faint dark fruit malt and candy aroma. A sweeter taste for a scotch ale with dark fruit malts, sugar, and some hops. A sweet malt aftertaste.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at POUR. Light smoke and molasses, roasted notes, alcohol sweetness, nutty. Coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Nutty sweet start, lots of bourbon notes, dry woodiness. Alcohol warming with bitter finish, rough with fusels. Woody finish and dull after.
Dfonorow (1700) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dark Horse. Pour is cola brown with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of dark fruits, light brown sugar, dark caramel, toffee, and slight hop bitterness.