Travlr (18633) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of lightly smoky caramel. Taste is singed toast. Light body.
Tmoney99 (12736) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth flavorful brew, my expectations where met.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks unclejedi–pours a disappearing off white head and copper color. Aroma is peat, medium malt, cherry. Taste is peat/smoke, medium malt, cherry, wood, faint/some earthy hops.
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, peat, green apple and other fruity notes. Taste is caramel, toasted malts and a fruity finish. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
clear blood red, frothy tan head, nice sweet carmel malt aroma blended with earthy hops, light body, good carmel malt flavor and nice earthy hops and smoke to balance but lacking the depth that you can’t get and be within the 6% limit, disappointing, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"courtesy of bluesandbarbq - nice looking cloudy ruby brown ale. smoke in the aroma with some fruity maltiness. smooth body as well, but the flavor was a bit of a hybrid of styles, although i’d guess unintentionally. the fruitiness from the malt was cool, but there was the (sometimes present in scottish ales) lemony astringency that took away from the flavor of the peet and smoke. the aftertaste was both scottish ale and a weak attempt at a sour. possibly oxidized?? i’ve had occasional bottles of Sacsquatch & Kilt Lifter’s that had a similar aspect as well-but never on tap."
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
... and i was going to buy that ivory back scratcher .. thanks for the bottle Mr Lou K .. . Pours a dark prune, low foam .. . as i poured noticed quite a lot of sediment, so i just through back the last 1-2 inches of liquid .. . light cola, sweet malts, molasses, and dimoxinil .. . delicious playful sweetness with a slight brown tartness, good stuff.. . why don’t you just call the pharmacy??
because i don’t have a 1000 bucks!!!
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap (I think) at the Preservation Pub (I think - notes a bit of a mess), Knoxville on 9 July 2006. Have to say this didn’t make too much of an impression on me. Unsurprisingly, sweet fruity malt and caramel dominate. Mouthfeel is mellow, tending towards soft, and quite thin. Not much hop in evidence. OK but unremarkable. Not a style I’m too keen on anyway.
Suttree (5767) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, with thin tan head. Huge malty, bready, veggie aroma. Very smooth, rich palate. Hints of coffee in an earthy, smoky finish. Not bad. Sampled at the 2005 Music Ciry Brewer’s Fest.
TheBeerGod (5757) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle brought back from Tennessee by my friend Alan. Ruddy brown pour with a short light tan colored head. Aroma is slightly smokey/ashy with caramel, sweet malt, and berries. Taste was more smokiness/ashiness along with sweet malt, caramel, and slightly tart fruit (berries or cherries). Body is light-medium with a mild, prickly carbonation. Light tartness as well. Ends with more caramel, tart fruit, ash, and sweet malt.