seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty aroma, with an even better mixed malt taste with just a little bit of smoke. A big win for Duclaw with this one!
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is amazing, not to much of a smoke flavor, but there is a large caramel sweetness but it is well balanced, pours a deep mahoghany, delicious.
APintofDoom (2) - - OCT 7, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet sassy Jesus! I go on this website to see some beer reviews and I get a bunch of namby pamby pretention about aromas of raisins and boozy aftertastes (with yanni playing in the background). Holy smokes people, this Isnt how you rate beer! Iíll show you how to rate twisted kilt.
First, you put on some Amon Amarth. Then you open up your growler and pour a half liter of brown gold into a freezer chilled ceramic 0.5L mug. Appearance? Unnecessary. Give it a sniff, you will find it stinks a little, its probably the only thing that sucks about this beer. Then you tilt er back, and take a nice frosty pull. Its a good smokey red all right, with just a bit too much sugar. They kept off the hops like no one seems to be able to do or understand. DuClaw is usually good at that; laying off the hops. Take that first mug in about 7 swills.
Pour out another 0.5L, new mug, just as frozen as the first. Let that tan head overflow a little. This is humanity right here. Letting that tan head overflow, going a bit farther than necessary. Now take another swig. The sugar is starting to get to you. You think: "just a little less sugar and it would be so damn perfect". Oh well, finish this one. People have been tortured to death for multiple days on end, you can handle a second beer with a bit of stink and too much sugar.
Pour a third beer. If you are out of frozen mugs, you are a loser. This one starts to teach you. That sugar is still a bit much, but that stink is gone. This is a good pint. Feel free to air guitar.
Finish the growler in the last of your pints. Does it matter anymore? Life is great. This is a good beer, and we are free to enjoy it.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head that recedes fairly quickly. The nose is roasted malt, dark fruits, sweet malt, and a bit of smoke. Taste brings light smoke and some dark malt. A bit of dark fruit. Fairly hefty body with a bit of alcohol. Drinkability i okay, but itís fairly run of the mill.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint: poured a copper color with a very thin off white head. Very sweet taste and lasting aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/peat, earthy. Taste is medium malt-caramel/peat/chocolate, earthy, hops bite.
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bowie location. Arrived at the table a reddish amber color with a thin tan head. A sweet aroma of caramel, vanilla extract, burnt malts, and wet cardboard. Thin to medium-bodied. Very sweet taste throughout. Lots of caramel, burnt maltiness, chocolate, and some vanilla extract upfront. Roasty coffee follows. Some weird smokiness and a touch of alcohol warmth at the end.
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Im not a fan of scotch ales but this one was pretty good and worth a try. Smokey, caramel, sweet. Good, but not great.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Bel Air-Reddish/Mahogany color w/no head but some minimal lacing. Sweet malt aroma. Had a smokey, woodsy flavor: peat, roasted malt, caramel, toffee. Had some bite to it; pretty smooth & easy to drink. Reminded me of the Misfit Red, but a little rougher around the edges. Long sweet finish. Decent brew.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a beautiful caramel brown. not much head. aroma of caramel, milk and baking chocloates, and a smoky/peaty character. Flavor was heavy chocolate, malted milkshake (chocolate, of course), toffee, caramel, and peat/ smoke. pretty good. Aftertaste was sweet caramel malt. Easy drinking. nice and viscous.