brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber color with a small off-white head. A slight peat aroma along with caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Maybe a little watered down in terms of the aroma. The flavor is quite similar to the nose. Caramel, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. Further sweetness provided by dark fruits but counteracted a little bit by the peat notes.
Ratman197 (9664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, cocoa and light fruittines. Palate was medium bodied and smoth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Rackhouse. Deep red brown appearance with a small, tan head. Very sweet malty, caramel, brown sugar, light toffee nose. Fairly thick, syrupy, dark candy sugar, thick caramel, toasty malty flavor. A little but of bitterness on the finish but overall just too sweet for my taste.
Sammy (8529) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap sasonal at the brewpub. Smoke and chocolate in aromas. Dark brown colour. Cloying, not so drinkable because of coffee mixed with sugar and burnt parts. Overall, way too sweet and they describe it so.
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A heavy wee heavy. This one had some smoky elements, really distinct malt bill.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the ever ebullient Matt. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, almost floral on the nose. Caramel and candied malt. Sweet malt, smooth toffee. Easy drinking, sweet and tasty. I’d like a touch more smoke, but this was still a very solid beer.
Ernest (6187) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, nuts, bread), with notes of vanilla and brown sugar.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Full body, syrupy/watery texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Well, it’s not a bad start that could be quite nice with some fixes and more depth, but as-is it’s a really simplistic sketch of a beer. Really syrupy sweet and caramel-heavy.
arminjewell (6156) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is ruby red with thin to no white head on tap at brewery, aroma has notes of sweet caramel, toffee, hints of dark fruit and even some cocoa. Taste is a nice balance of sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit, some slight spice notes along with some bitter cocoa, finishing fairly sweet.
Camons (5800) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Freshcraft, Denver. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, raisins, caramel. Medium body and carbonation. Rather sweet, but ok beer. 130311
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. caramel/amber colored pour. fuller syrupy mouthfeel. Very sweet scotch ale, very sweet maltiness, lighter peat & smoke than expected. Malt bomb, decent mouthfeel, slightly sticky. Ok