Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Jimbowood. Dark brown color, no aroma. Flavor is malty, thick, and super hot with alcohol. This one burned going down and stayed with me for at least 10 minutes. Not very good.
travita (4781) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red in color with not too much head. Slight smoke and peat in the aroma. Sweet and alcoholic with malts in the taste.
demitriustown (1181) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: Nice roasted malt notes, creamy, a slight hint of bourbon, gingerbread, light fruit and spiced consist the aroma. Pours a Coca-cola like carbonated clear dark amber with minimal tan head. Taste is the malt comes through on this one with some of the fruit intermingled. palate is quite carbonated on the tongue with it finishing almost dry. Overall, Quite and interesting brew I like it. I had the pleasure of meeting Scotty Karate during a television shoot. An interesting beer for an interesting guy. Cheers!
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2008 Bottle. Pours a cloudy caramel color with minimal head. Nose is prunes and sweet caramel malt. Palate is caramel and sugar with some funk thrown in. Nothing against this beer - I’ve come to the conclusion that I just don’t like most Scotch ales.
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?) Don’t get much alcohol on the palate despite the 9.75%. Mild bitterness on the finish prevents this from being cloying. Very nice.
bu11zeye (12594) - 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 (2789) - 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 (1972) - 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 (4721) - Woodstock, 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 lil’ 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 wouldn’t hesitate to have another.