italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Nice toffee presence. Some odd cereal grainy notes in the flavor, but some nice sweetness and peat overall. On another note, thanks to the welcoming staff who put out a meat and cheese plate for us!
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at French Broad. Pours a brown color with white head. Caramel, toffee, malty flavors.
deyholla (9935) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy grain with a bit of bread and hay. Flavor is similar with an earthy dark grain and a bit of a hay note.
adnielsen (10446) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a white head. Hazelnut, toffee, caramel aroma. Moderately sweet. Light bitterness. Some earth. Fine.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at the brewery. Clear burnt orange color. Thin off-white head. Some ropes and dots of lace. Nice caramely malt notes, lightly spicy. Some toasty flavors. Some bitter, moderate sweet taste. Medium to bigger body, lightly slick. Smooth, lighter carbonation, kind of crisp. Solid scotch ale, but not outstanding for the style.
decaturstevo (5741) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is caramel malt and rock candy. Sweet malt with a nice floral hop. Medium body with good carbonation nice beer
Vestlake (270) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a one-finger head from a bomber. Aroma is carmel and fruit and the taste was pretty much the same. Very good scotch ale.
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, brown sugar and some dark fruits. The taste was similar with some bready caramelized malt and good carbonation. Nice.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2014 22oz. bottle. Mild aroma of toasty, dark caramel malt, some earthiness in the background and touches of dried fruit. Dark coppery-brown in color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor profile is malty, gently sweet, toasty and fruity, some mild earth present here as well, along with a moderate amount of hop bitterness, appearing early on and increasing throughout to the finish, some lingering carrot and dried apricot late. Fine but persistent, sharp effervescence on the palate, which is ultimately dry, and with a medium-full body. Interesting stuff.
BarleyandVine (56) - Stockbridge, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and malty with chocolate notes framed with caramel sweetness. Dispensed with nitrogen from the taps of Jack-in-the-Wood Pub in Asheville.