goryshkewych (11) - broadview heights, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with minimal head. Aroma is great: caramel and dried apples, with a hint of peat. I can smell this all night. Flavor of caramel, dried fruits (figs maybe?) Donít get much alcohol on the palate despite the 9.75%. Mild bitterness on the finish prevents this from being cloying. Very nice.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, cherry, peat, dried cranberries, and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, dates, and brown sugar.
Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one poured a brown color with a moderate head. The aroma is quite nutty with some caramel presence. The flavor consists of some spices, chocolate, caramel, and nutmeg. The aftertaste really brings out the alcohol in this one. Overall a very complex and tasty beer.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Very good. One of the better scotches that I have had. Fruit, yeast and bourbon aroma and flavor. I would have this one again.
Goodgrief (1829) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oct. 2007 - Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing. Dark pour, strong aroma of smoke. Flavor was wonderful balance of smokey sweet bacon, hints of chocolate and earthy peatiness, all balanced wonderfully. I was liking this one.
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a medium brown body with a thin, beige head.
Smell: Rich caramel maltiness with an intensely bready scent, akin to a fresh-baked loaf of multi-grain bread. Notes of dehydrated fruit chunks, some wood, and a lilí peat.
Taste: Dark caramel maltiness, a taste of sweet sugar. Then, you get your face smooshed into that loaf of bread. Slight peat character. Dried apricots and cherries. Medium earthy bitterness. Drying, wood-hinted finish.
Mouthfeel: A hair above medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Plenty tasty! I certainly wouldnít hesitate to have another.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i have the bellís third coast olde ale in my fridge right now, and when i poured, smelled, and tasted this one, i thought i had poured a third coast. this beer is very simlar to third coast. nice thick pour with little head. taste of carmel and bourbon. finish is very smooth with little aftertaste. i prefer the bells over this, but it is a very nice beer.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of a malty scent that looks thicker in the pour than it actually is. Some caramel and sweet flavors, and very easy to drink. No idea this was 9.75%. Not incredibly scotchy, but its there. Good overall. Could easily fill an empty spot in a 6 pack, or just grab 6 of them and enjoy a night.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, toasty, and bread. Flavor is malty, caramel, toast, and bread.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, cloudy red-brown, with a small off-white head that gives up the ghost pretty quick. Nose is fairly sweet, with some chocolate, plums, some cinnamon. Flavor is sugary-sweet, with some nice, subdued spicy notes (black pepper, coriander), a solid nutty bitterness, more plums or prunes. .