andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep red colour with a small off-white head that leaves some great lazing on my tulip. Aroma is subtile malty with notes of carmelized sugar, malty fruit and some yeast. Flavour is similar but more with a fairly big fruity, sweet malt flavour hitting you right away. The brew finishes sweet and malty with candy like fruit notes and some almost burnt sugar alongside a good back bitterness. The body is smooth and fairly full.
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to kryptic. Pours a awesome ruby color with a thick beige head and lots of lacing. The aroma is pure Scotch Ale; rich fruity malts, dusty and full with some caramel as well. A sweet fruity flavor with loads of dry dustiness, light caramel and smoky berries. Very nice and drinkable. A good bit of alcohol warmth in the flavor- which is fine with me.
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
rich red pour with a quickly diminishing offwhite head, great lacing...nose is of sweet dried fruits... flavor is malty, sweetness, and a lingering hop finish
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Had this awhile back and don’t remember specifics, but a nice brew.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Archer. Brown color with some red highlights and a small head. Malty aroma with caramel and sweet dried fruit that gets brighter as the beer warms up. The flavor is much of the same, with dried fruit and caramel, but with a surprising amount of hop flavor and bitterness that is just a bit musty and dull. Medium-full body with lower carbonation. Nice overall, but the hops just didn’t work very well for me.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure if this is courtesy photomike or SamGamgee. Pours a ruddy rusty brown with a pinkish ecru head. Smokey aroma with some acidity, dark bready malts, light prunes, scotch. Flavor is light on peat but still with a nice smoked character. Dark breads make up the heft of the beer with accents of prunes and alcohol. Some mild hop bitterness in the finish. Nice medium full body.
outtacontrol62 (1) - Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark copper/red ale with just a hint of tan head, leaves nice lace. Aroma is very malty with a whiff of the alcohol breaking through. All of that malt in the aroma comes through in the flavor, along with an unexpected shot of hop bitterness in the finish. A nice take on the style and sure to be a regular in my fridge from now on!
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper color with nice layer of offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits and some boozy ruminess to it. Flavor is nice strong caramel sweetness mixed with sweet dark fruit flavors. Reminds me of some raspberry caramel chocolates I’ve had before. Finish is bitter, dry and roasty with a hint of boozy warmth. Very nice beer.
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, hazy reddish brown. RUST is the color. Aroma is sweet malt. The flavor is smooth, sweet malt, sugar, and a touch of alcohol.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown, cinnamon aroma, great sweetness. More spice, dirty spice and earth. Did someone say spice?