TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice brown color with off-white head. Sweetness, bourbon, caramel malt, and earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with an earthy tone.
coachd (84) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the beer that originally turned me on to craft beer. Probably the best scotch ale I have had. Not too sweet like many other scotch ales. The hops still come through with some peat in the aftertaste. Great beer, easy to find, not too expensive. This is one of my go-to beers.
commonmac (252) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap in a tulip glass at Republic Uptown. An unbelievable $3 value. Dark amber color with a white head. A surprisingly easy to drink scotch ale. Aroma is sugar-filled and malty. A balanced flavor profile with a pleasant finish. Malty, caramel, and some bitter notes. Biscuity comes to mind. A good one if you?re looking for a scotch ale.
Couch0508 (3) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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iRavali (28) - Delaware, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
You can definitely tell that it's a scotch ale. Dark, bold, hoppy with a full finish this is a keeper.
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MartzMimic (70) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark cherry red from the bottle with a bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Nice aroma of caramel, malt and dark fruit. Tastes of toffee, chocolate malt and a nice balance of cherry and plum. A good bit of booze to boot. Medium mouth with good carbonation. This is one of the better wee heavies that I’ve had. So much flavor, and everything blends together so, so well.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Hotel glass
From: Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Purchased: May 15, 2014
Consumed: May 15, 2014
Misc.: Bottled Feb. 23, 2014
Poured a caramel, red, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head that dissipated pretty quickly. Average-to-above average foamy layered lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average-to-minimal lacing on the top.
Smelled red amber malts, boozy, caramel, toffee, dark apple, dark fruits, dark berries, raspberry iced tea and candied sugar.
Tasted completely different than the smell. Got light butterscotch, caramel, toffee, candied sugars, booziness, roasty nuts and dark fruits.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish.
Just a really good beer. Smooth and tasty. I’d try it again.
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium body, dark amber. Aroma of caramel with a hint of barrel wood and alcohol. Taste of caramel, some alcohol, a tiny hint of flowers. Lasting aftertaste and low carbonation.
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle at Zeebra II.
Beautiful appearnce, with a deep red ruby colour on the body, very clear, a small off-white head on top, with good retention for its size and light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits, with prunes and raisins, caramel, sweet malts, sugar.
Taste also of dark fruits, strong prunes taste, raisins, toffee, moderate bitter, some caramel too.
Medium thin body, good carbonation, nicely dry on the palate.
maley1 (726) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark ruby color with small off white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, toffee, dark fruits and faint smoke. Taste of malts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits and very faint peat. Full bodied, nice carbonation, a little cloying by the end of the bottle, good beer.