Rotorhead87 (119) - Temple, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It takes a lot for me to give a perfect rating, but this beer gets it hands down, its just that amazing.
It pours a hazy dark brown with minimal head. The aroma is a restrained malty scent, which does nothing to prepare you for the onslaught that is the taste. The first thing that hits you is the smoked malt flavor along with the very lively mouthfeel. This fades back to a nice malt backbone with the smoke still present but at a lesser degree.
This beer is one of a kind, and its such a shame that most of you will never get a chance to try it.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from ericandersnavy- thanks again, Eric! Pours a hazy amber color with a tiny off-white head that settles into a lasting ring. Aroma of dust, cardboard, wood, peanut brittle, brown sugar, dates, and earth. Flavor of caramel, brown sugar, peat, wood, earth, figs, and dates. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, boozy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A bit past its prime, but solid.
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
never had a scotch like this but i was blown away when i first had it. slick was the word i first uttered. wish i still had some
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from my backlog: Deep hazy amber with a creamy tan head. Richly malty. Some toasted toffee, almost chocolaty with a sweet vanilla hint, tobacco and ginger snap cookies. Complex nose. Creamy body- richly malty. Toffeeish and toasted spices flavors, mild tobacco and dries out with a graham cracker note and biscuit. Nice malt depth. Awesome.
Errl (1098) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mar- Pour is dark with no head..Nose is smoke, wood, peat, alcohol, caramel..Taste is toffee, caramel, smoke, boozy, peat. Palate is alcohol and smoke
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish color with a light tan head. Chunks and floaties abound. Rich aroma of caramel, slight apple, and spice. Medium mouth feel. Sweet, slightly smokey flavor. Lots of caramel in the back end. No real evidence of the alcohol at this point. Smoke note lingers slightly.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Amy! Dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma has notes of smoke, caramel, toffee hints of dark fruits, touch of molasses and more fruit, very rich. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, burnt sugars, dark fruits, slight smoke, hints of grass and earth, finishing fairly sweet.
swoopjones (4902) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from Rudolf. Peaty rich malts with some booziness notes in the aroma. Sweet malts, rich, smokey peatness, light booze. Very nice Scotch ale
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #183. Nice scotch ale, touch of smokiness with a light sweetness. (2044)
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks BMan. Clear deep golden brown with a short lived fizzy of white head. Strong peated scotch aroma and taste with smokey bready and toffee notes.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, sampled 5/11/10). Copper color with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Moderate smoke aroma. Moderate bread malt, smoke flavor, with light bitterness. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.