lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a brown ruby color with a one finger bubbly off white head that quickly disappeared. aroma is roasted caramel malt with a touch of hops. has a medium body, descent lacing and ok carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with a hint of alcohol. not bad of a scotch ale i guess. is a little sticky on the lips and a little syrupy.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. i found this to be a delicously malty and nicely hopped scotch ale. not sure if i could drink several bottles at a time but this pretty tasty.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A so so Scotch ale. Aroma was weak but had hints of dark and roasted malt. Pour was a breathtaking dark ruby with a nice 2 finger off white head that appeared a couple seconds after the pour. Taste was smoky and sweet with a bitterness in the aftertaste. The sweet came from caramel, syrup and butterscotch. The bitterness resembled dark roasted malt in the end. I would have rated this a lot higher had it had decent carbonation.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brownish/ruby color - big aroma of roasted and sweet dark malts. Flavor is sweet and rich, with notes of brown sugar, syrup, licorice and a slight hint of smokiness. Finish is a little dry and sticky. All in all a nice, bold scotch ale.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/25/2009. Mostly clear reddish amber body with ruby highlights and a bit of chill haze and a medium frothy dark tan head. Toasty molasses and faint smoke aroma. Grainy molasses and dry smoke flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. 8/4/7/3/15 - 3.7
Shared with Kinz for an impromptu tasting. Dark ruby body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and molassas aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with a butterscotch ending. 8/4/8/3/16 - 3.9
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours an ugly red brown with a small off white head that quickly settles to a tiny film. Sweet aroma, malty, maybe a touch of smoke, raisins, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, wood, maple syrup. Some piney hops. Taste is smooth, a little bitter, with the dark fruits being the main thing here. Sweetness is surprisingly low, which is a good thing I think. Drinkability is higher than the aroma and ABV would lead you to believe. One of the better Scotch ales Iíve had.
jrob21 (2286) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from monkís in philly. Pours a deep dark brown. Requisite sweetness and massive malt flavors. Subtle candi sugar in the flavor as well. Paired nicely with the cheese and sausage platter with got as an app. Definiitely enjoyed this onen but I am pretty partial to this style.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to maniac for this one. Deep amber, floaties, little head. Deep caramel aroma, hints of molasses. Flavor is fantastic, deep caramel. There isnít much else to this, it is simple, but great.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of markgugs. Clear, reddish brown with a yellowish brown head. Fairly complex aroma of rum and overripe fruit. Has a nice, full body with notes of nuts, overripe fruit and a rather hoppy finish. Complex and very interesting. 230807
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: September 03, 2005
Appearance: dark clear red, whispy tan head, rich sweet carmel malt aroma with a hint of earthy peat and a whisp of alcohol
Flavor: good rich earthy malt flavor, great carmel sweetness that dries out over time, picks up some nice smokey peat, only a hint of bitterness to keep the balance
Overall: the new benchmark in scotch ales
Date: June 03, 2006
nothing to add
Date: November 09, 2010
Words: mac mcgee
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet malty aroma, light smokeyness along with a dry earthyness, touch of caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich deep caramel flavor, touch of earthy peat
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4