mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. puny off-white head into dark brown body. aromas of moderate malts and light hops. flavor is lightly bitter thoroughout. okay beer nothing special or different!
alexanderj (3297) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample; pours a brown color with not much off white head. Aroma was sweet with nuts, fruit and a light peat. Flavor was similar and below average for the style. Palate was off a bit, too thin for me.
ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a thin, fizzy-looking off-white head.
Smell: The aroma holds some fruit, some peat, and some nuttiness. All of it quite faint, though.
Taste: It’s a parade of hints! Mild pale maltiness. Faint, almost imperceptible sweetness. Soft peatiness. One drop of sorghum syrup. Just a bit of fruit. Finishes dry and clean.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Fairly mild and thin for supposedly being so much more heavy-er.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy jayg, thanks man!!!! Growler. Pours a nutty brown, with hints of orange-red through out. Aroma is sweet malts, but very little peat or smoke which I find very odd. Flavor is light and just too average. Not much going on here.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010
Date: March 31, 2006
Appearance: muddy brown, lasting thin fine beige head, lots of lace
Body: medium body
Flavor: big dry malt flavor with earthy character, rich carmel malt flavor, very dry, nice earthy peaty balance, noticable hops with a light bitterness
Overall: new version is fairly different in that it is now much drier or maybe hopped a bit more
Date: September 22, 2006
earthy smokey peat and roasted flavor is stronger than ever to the point of being an astrengent bitterness,
Date: September 22, 2007
Source: jack of the wood
Score: 3.0 to 3.6
Aroma: rich sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a strong smokey peat character
Flavor: rich dark caramel malt flavor is kept dry the the strong earthy peat character, light bitterness for the finish but none of the astrengency from before
Overall: with the richness of the sweet dark caramel malt and well balanced smokieness, this beer is finally coming into its own
Date: April 16, 2010
Aroma: aroma is drying out a bit with more of the earthyness
Flavor: picking up a bit more caramel sweetness in the flavor
Overall: nice solid wee heavy er
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 Had out of a bottle finally. The pour is dark ruby copper brown. The head is thin and tan with little carbonation. The aroma is sweet, subdued, malty, lightly peaty. The flavor is peaty/smoky, malty, earthy, lightly sweet, a mild bitterness. The palate is crisp and slightly bitter. A nice sessionable scotch ale.
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to jayg for bringing this growler. Pours deep copper with off white head. With the aroma I get roasted malts and a mustiness that seems to try to be peaty, nuttiness and faint alcohol. Smooth tasting with roasted malts, nuttiness and caramelized malts. Toward the finish a peatiness surfaces. The flavors go together pretty well. Yep, the peat/earthiness peaks up just a bit into the finish making it only just noticeable.
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler… O-Town Throwdown Part Deux… Clear mahogany ale with a mid-sized, frothy, beige head. The nose is a restrained blend of grain, caramel, red wine and nutty notes. Lacking malt, the flavor is beefy and woodsy with a vinous, dark fruit slant. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet. Thanks to jayg for sharing his growler with us!
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a growler courtesy of JayG. poured a nice dark amber with a thin head. Aroma was of nuts and toast. the alcohol seemed to b right on edge of this beer with nuts and caramel and matlts balancing it out. the finish was slightly dry, but overall not bad.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
growler from jayg:
pours a hazelnut brown with an off white head.
aroma of malts and some toastyness and something unfarmiliar to me, not bad but not quite sure what it is. flavour is caramel like malts and slight choclate in the finish.