Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a hazy reddish brown color and formed light tan foamy head that left circular lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation and some sediment is present. A complex aroma of malt, caramel, raisins and other dark fruit. Not as heavy an aroma as others, but more in the mix if you will. The flavor was of malt, caramel, slight bit of chocolate and a hint of raisin. A slightly lighter body than I would expect for this style and slightly sweet finish. The alcohol is well hidden in this one. Also best if had at cellar temp or just slightly cooler to help draw out more of it's character
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, black, brown, very bitter, full body, A very heavy malted beer
Danyel (1307) - Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Apex. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of raisin, dark fruits, minty. Taste is herbaceous, full bodied, medium carbonation. Overall, not very good.
AnokaBrewer (72) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells sweet and reminds me of homebrew. Dark brown with a little red in color. Small white head, not a lot of carbonation. Malty taste with some noticeable roasted malt flavor.
Baramba (343) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Deep red with off white head. Ripe fruit aroma, caramel malts, alcohol. Sweet flavour of malt, alcohol
ANZUShophunter (38) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copperish brown with thin head and modest aroma: hint of chocolate. Rich body from the many malt varieties. Meal in a bottle!
StueyD (1360) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark reddish brown coloured der with a frothy tan coloured head. A strong rich aroma, raisiny fruit, vanilla spice and woody, with an alcoholic background. Medium mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma, with all the richness, fruity, coffee, dark caramel vanilla and woody with a hint of smokiness, then a mildly sour alcoholic taste that refreshes the richness, leaving a well balanced but full finish.
Franckg (340) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good taste of barley sugar and toffee. Hint of cocoa. Small astringency by alcohol. Tasty and long bitterness.
Carlisle (180) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head and substantial lacing. Sweet aroma of peat with cherry notes. Sweet, rich malt, like toast, upfront. Smoke and some plum notes. Some fruit, plum and cherry, along with some bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is substantial but not heavy, just short of chewy. Some warming alcohol throughout.
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graham_murphy (402) - - APR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Surprised to the upside by this. I’ve had some off-tasting scotch ales in the past but this one is good. Quite sweet like a barley wine but not overpoweringly so. Lots of dried fruit, caramel and peat in the malt. Decent bitterness from the hops too.
ordybill (534) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Big yeast aroma with some cocoa tossed in.
Appearance- Pours a yellow brown with a small, light brown head.
Taste- A good hop grain mix, tastes good
Palate- a heavy bodied moderate carbonation beer.
Overall- A really good scotch ale, this may be one of my favorites of that style.