pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle....apearance: dark-amber reddish brown which poured with a one inch off-white head....aroma: dark fruits, pretty malty albeit with some hope bitterness to it as well....taste: caramel malt sweetness, smokey with a bit of roasted bitterness that cuts through in the finish. a medium bodied beer that definitely is satisfying.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Deep brown beer with a light amber-red tint to it. Sweet toasty aroma, light berry fruitiness behind heavy brown sugar, light molasses and a sweet plumminess as well. Deep caramelized malt with a touch of burnt sugar character as well. Very rich tasting. Flavour shows a bit of peppery ethanol behind the sweet toffee and caramel. Slight salty with a hint of smoke on the back. Nice stuff.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice brown color with a beige head. Hints of malt, alcohol, and hops in the aroma. Has a very earthy taste in which the hops nicley balance out the maltiness. Nice beer!
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark red almost brown with tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, hops, and spice. Strong flavor of sweet malt to start followed up by hints of spice and caramel.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this yesterday for my first beer on tap for founders 10th anniversary. Pours out a little thicker and darker than i remember the bottle, but the same great taste is there.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.(I must have misplaced my thistle?) This Scotch Ale poured a hazy, dark reddish brown color with visible carbonation when held up to light. Virtually no head or lace to speak of. The aroma of this beer was made up of sweet caramel malts, light yeast notes, and a bit of wood. The flavor is dominated by smokey malt richness. Some sweet caramel notes followed by a big roasted, smokey malt flavor. A touch of hop bitterness is present at the end. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with light carbonation, leaving a lasting smokey taste on your tongue. Towards the bottom of the glass, it reminds me of drinking a Scotch and water. The flavor seems to become a bit muted by the smoke. I enjoyed the aroma and flavors that this beer presented, but the smokey finish seemed to detract from the overall experience. Made my mouth feel like I had sat next to a campfire for a few hours, directly in the line of the smoke eminating from the flame. A decent beer, but maybe just not my cup of tea. It was definately a Dirty Bastard!!!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a Deep, Dark Red. Aromas of caramel and some roasted malts. Some fruits and roasted malts that fill the palate. Nicely Balanced. I love this beer.
ChainGangGuy (4272) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, light mahogany color with a light beige head. No doubt, its one of the prettiest hues of the Beer Rainbow.
Smell: Mild nutty aroma charged with a heaping helping of berries and other various dried fruits.
Taste: Light toasted grains and caramel sweetness with just a slight bitterness that comes across as dull and unimaginative. I’m not picking up any smoke or peat flavors either - just those bizarre fruity undertones. Sour cherries, figs, and more berries.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a slick mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Is it me, or is this the fruitiness non-fruit beer to date?
adrian910ss (2274) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi clear dark ruby red brown with a medium brownish beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and toffee. Taste is malty with hints of toffee and caramel. Very good .
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of caramel malts, floral hops, and some cherries and strawberries. Poured ruby in color with a medium tan head that diminished. Clear. Tastes of malts, alcohol, toffee, and chocolate. Tastes like chocolate milk with alcohol in it. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Slightly dry, malty, sweet finish.