mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours a very dark brown with hardly any ligth tan head. aroam is oak, whiskey, and caramel malts. alot of bourbon some vanilla. small hints of chocolate. get some good amount of raisin type dried fruit. very good. flavour is bourbon and oak that seems to over power the caramelly malt, some touches of chocoalte. finishes a good bitter,
douglas88 (5140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Eric. Pours a light red/brown with a thin white head. The aroma is mostly heavy alcohol and peat. The taste is like a fairly dry and smooth scotch, with some smoky malts and some sweet brown sugar. Really quite nice. Itís not a style I love, but this is really well made.
pepsican (1396) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brownish red with a almost non existent off white head. Aroma is very strong with vanilla and wood. Flavor is vanilla, bourbon, caramel, butter, maple wood. Finishes slightly sweet, alcohol is apparent. Very interesting. Thanks to secret santa, styles, and TheCheeseMan for all hooking me up with bottles of this at different times. I finally got around to cracking one! Thanks guys.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to after4ever. Pours clear mahogany with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, spice and smoke. Caramel biscuit taste. Sort of like Cinnabons without the cinnamon. Dry smoky finish.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. Thanks, KMWeaver! Dark brown with caramel highlights and a very small tan head. Caramel, peat, and biscuit on the nose. Nice clean medium body with very soft carb. Peat, caramel, biscuit, and forward fruit notes on the mid-palate...delectable. Tobacco notes and leaves and earth on the finish. Great stuff.
IEBAILI (123) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown, a little smoke on the nose, a lot of caramel, a touch of hops, nicely complex, no one flavor dominates, full and satisfying texture, overall quite satisfying and well balanced.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured deep nutty brown with no head what so ever. Aromas of rasins and alcohol. Taste is terrible! Alcohol and old beer taste is all I had. One sip and I couldnít take anymore.
TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 3, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Thanks to Adam for this. I donít know if this was a bad bottle so I need to try another one. If it wasnít a bad bottle then the aging process is killing this beer. Iíve heard good things about this beer, but man I was really disappointed. Poured like murky lake water, with almost no head. No carbonation in it, just a very boring flat beer. Aroma has hints of caramel and alcohol. Tastes like charred wood with an alcohol burned finish. Not a pleasant beer to drink. I am not a fan of pouring beer down the drain, but had to with this one. This shouldnít be in the 90th percent tile. Iíll rerate this beer again just to make sure it wasnít a bad bottle.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Derek for this one. Dark caramel brown, no head forms but a tan mist relaxes on the top. Caramel, vanilla, and bourbon aromas. Flavors of vanilla, bourbon, burned bitter caramel, a warming alcohol, and dark chocolate accompanied by a dry finish. Smooth body. Better than expected.
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Padrefan98. Pours a light brown with a faint amber hue, no head. Aroma of a nice Scotch ale with soem vanilla, bourbon ,and wood. Flavors were very good, bourbon, wood, vanilla, sweet malt, and some dark fruit.