Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from JCB, thanks Jason! Pours a deep brown colored body with a slight ruby tint and a finger-width, frothy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is somewhat watered down bready caramels with a moderate sweetness, some dark fruits, a light peat smoke, nuts, a touch of toffee, and a hint of roast. Flavor is similar. Bready, sweet caramels up front with a bit of a watered down taste. Toasted nuts, dark fruits with a hint of tartness, a light toffee, and a touch of cocoa in the middle. The peat smoke and roasts come out at the end and completely dry this with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent scotch ale. The dry, peaty and roasty finish makes up for the lack of depth and initial sweetness. Eh...
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 22oz bomber poured Chestnut brown with a small quarter inch head. Small amount of cocoa and malt aroma. Taste of Slightly roasted malt with bitter sweet chocolate. A little alcohol burn at the end.
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber to lager glass. Thin off white head and dark amber pour. Bread and floral hops, but taste is mostly malt. Light carbonation and somewhat creamy. I enjoyed it.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very drinkable Scotch Ale, with some boozy alcohol in the floral aroma that virtually disappears in tasting. Excellent sweet/bitter balance and smooth, soft, creamy feel. Light smokiness in aroma and finish. Light hop spiciness with hints of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty but still thin slightly spicy, light very drinkable. Still quite malt forward. On tab at Nashville beer fest
BlackWarrior (202) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid 1" off-white head - good lacing and pours reddish-brown. Subtle nose of caramel, raisins and some grass. Light carbonation, light to medium body - smooth, somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Tastes of toasted malts & caramel sweetness w/ some bitterness leaving a dry fins\ish and an alcohol note. Not bad, simple, but tasty.
DialSquare (2049) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Gailís in Hickory, NC. Sugary caramel malt aroma. Taste is moderately sweet malts, wood, caramel, tea, and wood. Thin to medium oily palate. Ok.
italianjohn (2159) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deeper reddish pour off white head lots of sticky lacing ... lots of caramel malt in the aroma and a tad smoke/roasted .... taste is lightly smoked, roasted and sweet caramel malts dry malty roasted finish .... good average wee heavy abv is hidden decent enough .... sessionable
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Victors Fantasy Tasting-22oz bottle-pours a foamy off white head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-some sweetness/peat, slight fruit/spice hops. Taste is medium malt-some sweetness/peat, slight fruit/spice hops.
jtclockwork (6255) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at Paulís tasting. Pours dark brown. Off white head. Nose/taste of bread, caramel and lots of malt. Medium to lightish body. Decent and simple.