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 (4391) - 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. Iím 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 (2361) - 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.
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pours a hazy brown with a frothy head. Glass laces nicely as I drink. Aroma is of sweet malt with some spice. The flavor is sweet and rich with hints of caramel. It finishes with some spicy bitterness and a bit of bite from the alcohol. Outstanding!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown color with a sm-med head. Aroma is filled with thick malts, peat, and a small amount of hop aroma. Flavor was sweet with some dark fruits, dark bread. and smoky/peat tastes. Enough hops in there to keep things interesting. Iíve been drinking alot of Old Chub lately and this is just a tad better.
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chicago trip. Monday 17:30+. On tap at The Map Room. Black with ruby highlights. Peaty malt aroma. Rich thick black malt peat taste. Rich malty sugary and funky.
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear reddish/brown with a small off white head. Aroma of earth, hay, cobwebs, smoke, peat and slight chocolate. Flavor of smoke, peat, chocolate and a slight alcohol warming at the very back of my throat. Creamy full mouthfeel with just enought carbonation. Really good beer.
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt aroma. The beer is too thin and lacks fruit, alcohol, or vinous qualities. Not really bad, but it is just too thin and light for the style.