SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Guild. Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Nose is lightly sweet with some Datey notes. Palate is smooth and lightly velvety. Flavors of dark fruits, light sugars.
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ben4321 (4897) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery, 7/6/15
Mahogany with a beige head. Toffee and toasted malt aroma. Good, clean sweetness. Nice feel.
Bulk_Carrier (2889) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hinesburg public house.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown colorwith a semi-transparent ruddy red around the sides. There’s no head nor lacing.
The smell started off with a caramel maltiness with a dried peat, light smokiness and some light chocolate.
The taste was moderately smokey sweet, and allowed a nice rolling sweet glazing of the combination of chocolate, peat and caramel into the aftertaste and leave a semi-wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is pretty subdued but still good for the style.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Scottish ale that I could have again. Definitely goes with food as it helped to add yet meld nicely with Buffalo wings.
bytemesis (4969) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear mahogany, medium tan head, good staying power, nice lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, dark bread, a bit toasty. Flavor is light plus sweet, very light bitter, malty, nutty, dark bready, toffee. Medium body, lingering bitterness.
GIJOE (981) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thin, white head. Nose is malty with molasses and caramel notes. Taste is balanced; slightly bitter. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Decent brew.
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AdamChandler (3785) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown red. 1 finger creamy. Almost no nose. Maybe a touch of sweetness. Sweet taste. Creamy some brown sugar and port wine or grape characteristics.
AirForceHops (4819) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Drop-In. Clear darker amber color with thin head. Nose is toffee, European toasted malt, and almost dark fruit like.
Nice malt character. Ample caramel and toffee with light fruity hops or dark fruit in the back end. Toast and nutty secondary flavors. Some light lingering sweetness. Soft carbonation with a medium body. This would be easy to session, nice classic style.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown with a small beige head. Sugary smell with roasted malts, a little dark fruit. Taste is similar. Very thin. Leaves more to be desired. But I expect better things from them.
Beerdedone (3011) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, light caramel and toffee. Sweet malty flavor with toffee, mild caramel,and a hint of dark fruit.
TaktikMTL (6483) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Vermont Brewers Festival 2013 (Burlington, VT). Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-brunâtre. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréale grillée et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #5102)