Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent brew, but nothing lifted my kilt. Just an avg. drinkable beer.
Tstamba (623) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour with sweet malt notes and s hint of smoke underneath... This might indeed lift my kilt!
Reimer96 (1731) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky amber with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a bit off being a bit sour... But it’s mostly made up of rich caramel malt, light peat, hint of smoke sweetness. Taste is similar with a rich malt base, Carmel, but does contain a slightly off burnt Carmel which likely masks the overtones of peat and campfire. Smooth and easy to drink though.
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Red Devil (Lakeside), December 2013.
Clear dark amber with strong auburn tints and a beige head that shows moderate retention.
Sweet and fruity notes of candied plum, raspberry, dry toffee and raisins abound in the nose. No alcohol or flaw, with ample grassy hop notes helping dry out and balance the maltiness.
Fruity and with light sourdough-like malt flavors, moderately sweet toffee and raisins all adding quite a bit of complexity and flavor for only 6%. Don’t get a ton of smokiness, though there is some dry phenolic character. The fruitiness is quite dry and quite fragrant in the nose and flavorful in the mouth. Probably my favorite part. Not too tangy or toasted, as often many beers of this style can be.
Low69caprice (100) - Yucca valley, California, USA - SEP 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown great tan bread head. Flavor caramel and rich malts, big mouthfeel tons of flavor. Love this style.
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a friends house during a bottle share. Nothing extraordinary. Malty on the nose and in the flavor. better than most that I had toward the end of the night.
Beergaard (259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and caramellized malt aroma. Same could be said about the taste although it is backed up by a slight metallic note. Quite refreshing though. No trace of the promised smoke.
Barreras (1419) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep copper color with an alcohol soaked malt aroma. Taste is mildly sweet, minor caramel taste. I didn’t taste the smokiness, but the beers sweetness made up for it.
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint at the Phoenix airport. Not being a fan of Irish reds, I like this because it has a non traditional malt base. More like toffee. Very gentle fruit. It is fairly rich in the feel. A bit of an odd sweetness that combines spiciness.
mkel07 (4666) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Watermans Beer Market 160515. Not bad but a little bit thin for me. Toffee and vanilla flavours with a smooth mouthfeel.