jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-tan head with trailing lace-mahogany. A-roast/molasses-med/dk malt, some dk fruit. T-chocolate/roast-med/dk malt, 2nd rye/spice hops with some bite.
spusan (1) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sad to start my first beer review with such a low score, but wow was this beer disappointing. Had it at the Tyler’s in Durham and had to check that I wasn’t given the wrong beer! In the description it’s said to be "like a single malt scotch" with "peat smoked malt". I expected smokey, peaty, and scotch notes.
What I got was metallic smell, a sweet and sour taste (way too sweet especially if you’re expecting smokey & peaty), and an aftertaste of metal as well.
Not sure what happened, but not only did the beer not live up to its description, it was also just not good. What’s worse than disappointing? Bad.
emacgee (4006) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly cloudy rich dark brown with whispy tan head. Lots of diacetyl in the nose, some toasted malt and caramelly notes. Meh flavor. Light sweetness in the flavor, some green apple skins and diacetyl. kind of bottoms out.