hayduke (3372) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2012 Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Brown, small beige head. Good lacing. Nose of mostly chocolate with some peat showing smoke and floral citrus shows up as it warmed. Medium body. Fizzy mouthfeel with alcohol. Flavor is chocolate. Finish malty with a touch of hops. So what is the verdict? Started out slow with mostly chocolate, but as it warmed smoke, peat, and some floral and citrus hops appeared. After warning about 3-4 degrees it was a deceit beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is a bit metallic, with some caramelized maltiness and peated notes, too. Lightly musty. A pretty solid aroma. Mostly transparent cola-colored body with a medium to small light tan head. Starts quite carbonated. Becomes roasted and toasted with some cereal flavors in the middle. Light chocolate flavors come through after that, which is then tailed by some peated malt character. This is pretty damn roasted and chewy. I like scotch ales, and I think they did a good job with this one. Just a little too carbonated, but otherwise quite solid.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; a very dark brown with an auburn tint. Aroma of smoke, caramel, dark fruit, earth and chocolate. Reminiscent of a barley wine aroma. Solid smoky flavor throughout, with a good dose of sweet fruit. Solid beer, with a very nice aroma.
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with almost no head. The aroma is very smoky with a hint of chocolate and peat. The flavor is thin and very smoky with smoked meats, and brown sugar. A little too thin and sweet.
gam (3246) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium head dark brown pour weak carbonation aromas nutty toffee sugary touch syrup the flavours are sweet brown sugar a syrup taste nutty very pleasant caramel which is slightly rich well put together ale nice sweetness the finish best tastes lasting syrupy touch nice richness toffee caramel good alround sweetness on the palate nothing special but good to drink
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear, slightly viscous cola-brown color with golden edges; modest, fine-bubbled light tan head with patchy lacing. Hint of a vegetal note in the aroma that quickly shifts to a light peat smokiness, cola, and brown sugar. Medium bodied; medium-light carbonation; predominantly cola and, again, brown sugar with light peat smoke; hints of roast and chocolate, but a touch watery mid-palate; the alcohol’s well-hidden. Decent, but a bit sloppy. Medium-length finish shows some nice emergent toastiness and dry caramel.
TimE (3191) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Very light malty, light smokey, cherries and earth, but lacking the body. Rounded. Nice, but not tons of complexity.
bytemesis (3157) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head that laces well. Aroma is roasted malt, distinctive peaty scotch ale, taste is lightly sweet roasted malt, notes of chocolate and strong peat. Fairly full bodied in the mouth - an enjoyable beer
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a great caramel color with a rich malt that has a touch of tannins at the end. Slightly nutty with a touch of wood and a bit of heat. It's goofball the way
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Frank (2880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown w/ a small white head. Roasty nose and flavor. Very mild w/ a big, malty taste. Drinkable w/ mild carbonation and not too sweet.