TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great beer from Dark Horse the forgotten brewery in Michigan.The pour was a cloudy brown with a reddisih hue the head had to be coaxed with a vigorous pour and was small and tan. aromas of strong caramel malts,bread ,yeast and alcohol taste was of heavy amounts of caramel malts and alcohol. just a great brew
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark mahogany pour with no head....Unbelieveable aroma of seet fruits!!......Apples, cherry, caramel and more apples. Very thick mouth feel. Sligtly sweet and easy going down.....very smooth. Can definately taste the caramel and freash cookies. Chocolate and sweet fruits on the end....the malts really start to come out as well. Can Darkhorse do no wrong?
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a slightly hazy ruby brown with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel/toffee, and some raisins. Flavor is lots of raisins, a bit of alcohol, and just a hint of smokiness. Just too sweet for my palate.
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet candy, fruity. Flavor is dark fruit, brown sugar, some alcohol, and a hint of hops. All around an interesting and unique scotch ale.
mcox90 (1886) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Acknud. Pours a thick mahogany color with 1/2" receding tan head. No lacing. Nose is sweet caramel and brown sugar. Mouth feel is substantial although not heavy. Carbonation is almost nonexistent. Caramel is dominant flavor with brown sugar and molasses. Didn’t really pick up any smoke flavor. Nice sweet sipping brew.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Suprisingly dark brown pour, not a lot of light gets through this. No head to speak of.
Sweet brown sugar, malt and booze aromas. Booze aroma increases as it warms.
Tastes raisin, sweet malt, toffee, molasses. Maybe just a hint of smoke. Did not get any chocolate out of this. Alcohol is not as present as in the nose. Could be fuller bodied, but it is not supposed to be a heavy, though the alcohol content makes me think were thinking about it. Does have nice stickiness, which increases as it warms.
Good overall, but not great and not as good as the other dark offerings from Dark Horse.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Smells of old coffee and hand soap with a touch of peat.Taste is that of smoke, peat, caramel, and soap. alcohol is hidden pretty well, palate is ultra sweet and quite sticky. Somewhat cloying. a hair better than meh.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker brown with a big & sweet aroma that features lots of caramel, candy, and molasses in the nose. Flavor is excessively sweet with lots of ripe raisin, molasses, dark & sugary bread. Nice to try, but a bit out of whack - lots of sweetness that goes nowhere.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Parti-Pak Liquors (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a dark brown to black color with reddish highlights. Thin off-white head that settles quickly. Aroma is rich and malty with notes of candy sugar, molasses, sweet chocolate, maple syrup. Flavor is also rich and malty with candy sugar, molasses, maple syrup and dark chocolate overtones. Medium to full body with a pleasing sweet and syrupy finish.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, pours a dark brown, with red hues when held up to the light. Tan head that mostly dissipates. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, brown sugar, and smoke. Tastes malty, smokey, with a hint of chocolate and brown sugar. No real hop bite to speak of. Alcohol sneaks up on you. Overall, very good scotch ale.