Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tylers in Durham, NC. Deep ruby with a creamy head. Sweet, malty nose, wood notes, some caramel. Smooth, mild bourbon flavors over a decent caramelly sweet malt, a touch of smokiness. Very nice!
rayg1 (532) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hey Hey not a bad little brew. Pours red with a head. Haha I crack myself up. Seriously though, head was a nice thick white consistancy. This beer is certainly your classic scotch ale with woody and smokey notes all around. Not a bad one at all but I agree with ross if you have your choice go with Duck-Rabbit’s
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tylers in Durham. Comes out dark red with a thick creamy white head. Smell is malts, rich, some hops, and sweet. Taste is very similar, not much alcohol present. Goes down pretty easy, not as good as duck rabbit’s but its good.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2008 draught. Pours dark mahogany with a quickly fading head. The aroma is sweet and woody like bourbon. More bourbon-esque notes in the mouth with some flat caramel sweetness, a little mesquite-smoked meat, and fades on a flavor like cherry stems.
Pretty decent drink, I liked it more this time around. I noted plenty of charred oak, baking chocolate, and generous roasted notes without a lot of sweetness or coffee flavor. It’s dry and earthy all around. Decent beer, indeed.
[August 16, 2008]
On tap at Bier Garden. Evidently French Broad has been tweaking out their recipe on this one over the years. Either way, I like this more every time I come back to it. It has a genuine wooden character all around. It’s not overly sweet, but rather dry and bittersweet from start to finish. Most of its complexity is found in the same way earth and lumber would hit the palate. I’m really becoming fond of this, it’s a nice departure from the normal ale.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW, I was suprised. Another great scotch ale from NC. pours a deep brown color with a small tan head. You are hit with a wonderful aroma of sweetness and maltyness. Flavor is all the same. Such a wonderful brew.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scored a 64oz jug of this stuff from my wee heavy pops. The aroma was a little questionable, but the general apperance of the beer was excellent. Some smokey malts, slightly heavier on the alcohol. A little on the sweet side. This beer is comparable to the Highland Tasgall ale I’d say. Maybe a bit weaker in the aroma category. Complemented my pizza well.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Came in half-gallon growler. Cloudy brown, not much head. Nice aroma, smells toffee-caramely, maybe even cinammon. Interesting malts, kinda milky, sweet, spicy finish. Definitly heavy. Very smooth, slick on the palate.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not my favorite french broad option, but quit good. The heavy-ness is indicated in its taste, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Worth checking out.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at James Joyce Pub in Durham, NC. Clear light brown color with thin white head. No lacing. Smells of cereal, overdone toast, and toffee with a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is nutty with caramel malt and toast. Grainy cereal aftertaste. Very good complex beer.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearish orange, very small head. Aroma is vanilla, canteloupe, and black pepper. Taste is pepper, toast, and mild fruity flavors. Nicely belended and very drinkable. Really enjoyed this one. On draft at Barley’s, Asheville NC