GvStraaten (5) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft and bottle. This beer tastes just as good out of the bottle as is does on draught. Hints of caramel are apparent with subtle beechwood smokiness. Smooth, light body. My friends that claim to hate "dark beer" loved this brew. I do too.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz – The Wine Source. Deep copper red, thin off white creamy head. Sweet caramel cherry notes warm to lighter swirls of bready toffee and smoke. Warm toffee and golden raisin-like flavors are well balanced on undercurrents of smoked cherry and vanilla booze. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, soft sweet malty finish. Shockingly well done…
strongpieman (1562) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper to light brown color, clear. Almost no head, just wisps of white foam. Aroma is a very pleasant malt with hint of smokiness & peat. Full body, soft carbonation, smooth. Warming beer... good all around.
desurfer (1244) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ram’s Head in Annapolis. Rich peaty malts with a mild roasty hop character afterwards. Good sipper on a cold winter night.
nuplastikk (4878) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Amber-orange color. Minimal creamy head. Amber malt aroma jumps out at you, a little pungent, perhaps due to age. The taste is malty sweet, with a smooth and faint spice flavor coming through as well. This might well be the yeast, which also imparts a mellow fruity twang to match the alcohol content, which remains a mystery with this one. Probably much better brewery fresh.
GMCC2181 (1539) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My 100th beer brewed from Delaware. Bottle. Ruby red in color. Not much head. Aroma of malt and some cinnamon/brown sugar. Flavor is somewhat sugary, malty touch of caramel. A hidden bitterness in the aftertaste. Medium texture and carbonation. Not bad but nothing special.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper appearance with a small, off white head and a fair amount of lacing. Low keyed, malty, toffeeish aroma. Earthy, peaty taste with some soft fruit trailing behind. Light-to-medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel leading to a dry, slightly spicy, short lived finish.
ben4321 (4385) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 Oz. Bottle from Gilly’s 3/5/09
Aroma: Earthy yeast, some spice,
Appearance: Amber, thin off-white head
Flavor: Slight bitterness, nice blend of the scotch flavor and 8 % abv
Palate: Light bodied, somewhat fizzy, diminishes quickly
It’s got an interesting nose, some decent flavors, but nothing that will blow you out of the water.
argo0 (11870) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, caramel, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some smoke, cherry/raisin, light metallic, alcohol. Medium body, some stickiness.
JDBaker11058 (1428) - Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium amber, one-finger tan head. Aroma: caramel, toffee, hint of smoke. Taste: caramel, brown sugar, bit of dark fruits. Finish: <b/> slightly sweet, smooth, lightly carbonated. Notes: Decent scotch ale. Not great, but not horrible. I don’t get the low rating.