phillybeer7779 (101) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big time malty beer with some hop taste coming through in the finish. Somewhat of a dry finish as well. It hides the 8.3% very well.
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a pint class from the tap at Rattle N Hum. Sweet, carmely, just a bit of roasted flavor and a nice lasting finish. Just a great beer all around.
jtclockwork (13483) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cola colored pour in the glass. Very sweet resin and spruce nose and taste. Rated 8/27/08
RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this stuff is pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, goood
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2011 On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a ruby red color with a substantial off white head that diminishes but remains. Taste is sweet roasted malt, and an earthy smokiness.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - APR 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. Ordered from bierkompass.de. Malt accented, fruity with a strong alcohol presence. Not the best example of the style.
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very malty scotch-style ale with a medium brown to amber hue. I love the body on this beer, it has a bit of thickness to it. Very smooth on the palate with a nice aroma. If you do not like malty, thicker brews, you probably would not like this. Found all over, if a pub has this beer available, I will default to it if there are no other beers of interest available (malty, darks, stouts, porters, or browns). This could be an everyday beer for me (if I drank everyday).
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - APR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt, alcohol and hint of hops. The flavour is very malty with sweet caramel, smoke, notes of liquorice and bitterness. Smooth and medium-bodied.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep ruby red color with a thin head that gathers on the edges. In the nose there is caramel, bread, smoke, pine and light alcohol. The palate is medium in body, softly carbonated with a long finish. The taste is lightly sweet with malt and finishes dry and leafy with a touch of alcohol. This beer is nicely balanced, not overly sweet, complex and rewarding sip after sip.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
thanks to thenewguy for sharing! Hints of smoke and molasses with vanilla and hints of roasted malts. Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Tobacco with molasses and caramel with an earthy bitterness, very malty with earthy grassy hop notes. Very nice Scotch Ale.