reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chris_O’s, thanks to Harry. Deep amber with an off white head. Sweet malts, hops and alcohol in the nose. Hops, roasted malts and whiskey in the flavour. Not bad.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours dark with a very small head. Very sweet aroma and flavor. Very good.
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 Draft: Had this at the Sippin’ By the River fest in Philly. Pour is a redish brown with a malty aroma with a hint of some chocolate, taste is malty, roasted and dry. A very good brew.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall a good ale. Dark brown pour. Smoky aroma. I don’t detect much of the hops in the aroma but they do come through in the taste. Smoky malt taste with a mild hop bitter finish.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle at Chris_O’s HogTownHarry minifest. Thanks to Harry. Very dark thick amber colour with a thin tan film. Resinous hoppy aroma with some sweet malt and slight alcohol. Burnt and roasty notes too. Flavour is more of the same but much better and really nicely balanced. Tasty.
harrisoni (14462) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from HogTownHarry drunk at Chris_o’s HogTownHarry meet up. Hazy deep chestnut with lasting tan head. Soy sauce all over it. Bit too thick, tastes like thick black bean sauce. It’s ok, but oddly a tad bland. Too soy saucey.
popephred (261) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the bottle. Produced a cloudy, nut brown body (with slight redness) with a medium tan head. Sweet smoky aroma with hints of chocolate. First taste produced no sensation, quickly followed by strong bitter melding into sweetness (quite complex). This was smooth drinking ale with a strong flavor. Medium to heavy bodied and coated the tongue with a smoky sweetness. I liked this Scotch Ale very much and will purchase again.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle my friend Liz picked up on the road. Drank from a dogfish snifter. Pours dark brown with a ruby tinge. The head is about pinky width and pretty nicely colored, a pale cream. The nose is sweet, robust and pretty damn enticing. Tasty, sweet, rich, malty, but a tiny bit thin. Founders has yet to let me down, and this is pretty solid, could be better of course, but pretty damn tasty.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a brown ruby color with a one finger bubbly off white head that quickly disappeared. aroma is roasted caramel malt with a touch of hops. has a medium body, descent lacing and ok carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma with a hint of alcohol. not bad of a scotch ale i guess. is a little sticky on the lips and a little syrupy.
drewbeerme (3886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. i found this to be a delicously malty and nicely hopped scotch ale. not sure if i could drink several bottles at a time but this pretty tasty.