b33r (668) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/amber in color. Poured a big cream colored head, very frothy that slowly diminished and created a nice lacing. Very very sweet & sour aroma. Flavor was rich and malty to start with some roasty, smoky notes with shots of sweetness. Alcohol appeared as it warmed & pinched the back of the the throat just slightly. Excellent
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours dark ruby with a half inch head of thick foam that left some decent lacing. The aroma is all malt and dark fruit tones. Strong malt and fruit notes are balanced by a significant hops kick that comes through more in this full bodied brew’s finish.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. murky amber color. aroma is barky. taste of wood and barly winy. dark fruits. raisons. quite strong alcohollic. lots of power.
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sprinkle. Dark maroonish/brown color upon pouring. Aroma is burnt and malty. Some raisins and a woody scotch character. Bitter malty flavorings. Pretty nice bitterness from the hops as well. A little bit of everything in there. Strong malts and hops. Alcohol is well hidden.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a delightful cloudy, dark coppery brown with a small head that leaves excellent lacing. Aroma of cherries, caramel, and some tobacco. Taste fruity and dirty at the same time with some cherry, plum, caramel, tobacco, dirt and coffee flavors. Tastes as involved as it sounds. I like the way this beer finishes pretty light, but noticably dry, dirty and woody. It’s not meant to be a hopbomb, and the finish, while bitter, is not really a "hoppy" bitter. The mouthfeel has a way of feeling thick without being heavy at all. Wonderfully creamy and low carbonation. It has some sweetness with no cloying factor at all. I can’t think of anything else I’d want a scotch ale to do that this beer doesn’t already accomplish....
zootfinster (205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 A very fruity, Carmel flavor and aroma. No surprises between smell and taste. Poured and dark brown with a tan head. Again the fruitiness stood out. When I bought this,, my beer gus said it was a very good example of Scotch ale.
If you’re looking for something a little off the beaten path, give this a try.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a lovely clear garnet color. Head was light tan with an orange tint. Aroma is of roasty malt, cocoa, and a hint of anise. Tastes even better than it smells. A mix of chocolate covered cherry, subtle peated malt, and alcohol flavors. Full bodied. Malty molasses comes out at the end along with a pleasant lingering bitterness. Well put together beer.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this bottle with me! Poured brown in color with a yellowish tan head. Nice fruity aroma mixed with caramel malts and a hint of roast. Great fruity flavor (cherry stood out in particular) backed with some chocolate. Full body with a creamy texture. Hints of sweetness and fruity aftertaste. Thanks Stevo!
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid in most aspects. Nice and malty, yet a nice and surprising dry finish. Yum yum.
decaturstevo (4930) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A rich raisiny aroma with sweet malt kicker. An almost mahogony pour with almost no head and a nice gooey lacing. A rich malty fruity flavor with a nice bitter finish that is not a harshness that makes the beer unpleasant. It is almost an espresso bitter. A full palate but just a tad over carbonated for me. A very complex flavor and palate make this an interestingly good beer.