cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated 9/23/06: Killer Scotch Ale, plenty of bite coupled with a great smoothness. Heavy malt aroma, bitter-sweet. Solid pour, good head and lacing but too many floaties detract from the overall visuals. Smooth on the palate with a calm alcohol burn, just how I like it. Impressive flavor with lots of sweet malts, molasses & brown sugar mixed with a slight bitterness. Powerful and inviting, oh my this is a nice cool weather brew.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 12-oz bottle, shared by brewfiend, this pours a clear dark bown brew with a fast dissolving off white head. Aroma is earthy with hints of molasses, pitted fruit, peat and soy sauce. Taste is heavy roasted malt, medium body and more soy sauce. Finish is smooth, sweet and no bitterness. Lacking the alcohol sting at the end but very enjoyable.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up at the coffee grounds in Eau Claire. Brown with sediment and faint head. Malt carob nose with noticeable alcohol. Dry chocolate and coffee taste.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz sample, World Expo of Beer. Frankenmuth, MI. May 19th 2007. 28th brew of the festival.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the oasis in rockford. tan head, very light body that was very well balanced. A very smooth dark ale with no biterness. Excellent caramel taste.
Nejhleader (1333) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
kinda a redish colour. bit of a syrupy body, has a bit of a sweet fruity aroma, has a hop presence in the taste along with a bit of smoke. McGraths Pub.
Aurelius (4657) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, slightly diacetyl aroma. Ruby brown. Plummy, almost barleywine. Slightly chalky mouth. Very light cocoa. On tap, McNivens, Indianapolis.
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 Pours dark red. medium thickness. Has a great malt and caramal aroma. Its very smooth and transitional beer leaving you with a great aftertaste. Alcohol is noticeable. Overall it was something I will buy again. Re rate it is amazing how your taste changes. I remember this beer to be pretty powerful when i began to taste and rate beers and now I find it to be not as bold, but still one of my fav.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, $1.79. Aroma is of heavy caramel malt with some prune and alcohol. Small off-white head left virtually no lace and mostly diminished. Body is a murky dark reddish brown with and average amount of varied particles. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter with a moderate finish. Some alcohol on the finish as well. Full bodied, oily, flat palate with a mild alcohol burn. Bottle was shaken during shipping so the particles are probably not common. As thick as a good Imp stout but without the complexity. Good but not one I’ll buy again.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of someone from a while back. Pours a murky brown color; minimal head formation with a thin perimeter of small bubbles. Dense, caramel and dried fruits in the aroma. Medium, chewy mouthfeel: caramel and bubble gum upfront (slightly fruity, a bit syrupy), with some smoke and roasted malts; hides its alcohol reasonably well. Decent scotch ale. Lengthy, sugary and roasted malt finish.