brokensail (9852) - 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 (8865) - 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.
NielsenRatings (8114) - 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 (8032) - 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.
j12601 (6585) - 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. Iíd like a touch more smoke, but this was still a very solid beer.
crossovert (6134) - 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.
Ernest (6015) - 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, itís not a bad start that could be quite nice with some fixes and more depth, but as-is itís a really simplistic sketch of a beer. Really syrupy sweet and caramel-heavy.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, 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.
thirdeye11 (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft) clear very deep/rich caramel color, not much head. Nose of caramel, light scotch characteristics, brown sugar, toasted coconut. Taste of toasted coconut, caramel, light in general, super rich and delicious, the low ratings are a shock. Excellent, sweet palate finish, medium body and carbonation. Linger of cinnamon. Legit beer.
swoopjones (5250) - 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