gonzosauce (133) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Said to be their flagship. And pretty good stuff. Great dark brown appearance with a creamy brown head. All malt in the flavor - leaning towards the caramel and maybe darker varieties. Not my style, but it certainly passes the test.
bubbleflubber (1423) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hickory Hops 2013 - walnut pour, nice head/lace. Malt and silo nose. Big sweet malt with a touch of alcohol and big hops to finish. Nice barnyard touch! Full body and complex. Nice.
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Sikash (171) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into tasting glass. Pours a nice dark dark amber color with an off white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is nice of dark fruit, toffee, maybe some chocolate sweetness. Flavor is initially sweet with some dark fruit, chocolate and malt that turns into a nice smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is full with a not as much carbonation. Delicious beer.
Rrauth (637) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Amber with little head and no lacing. A little too much candied taste. Not great
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beernovice39 (2778) - Montana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Dark red/brown pour with a thick tan head. Scent is sweet, with toffee and fruit. Taste is sweet toffee, chocolate and light hops.
Leafs93 (1377) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber, almost ruby with an off white head. Aroma is woody, chocolate and plum. Taste is sweet with some acidity. Smooth mouth feel and somewhat creamy texture. Alcohol hidden very well.
Drake (6497) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Average head retention. Aroma of sweet toffee malts, chocolate, faint fruity notes in the finish. The taste is toffee, earth, chocolate, anise, berries and a faint hoppy finish. Medium bodied, low carbonation, slightly chewy.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on Draft at the bald Head Island club. Really nice dark amber, with lots of port and some tobacco notes. Sweet but not too much with a sour finish
NachlamSie (2345) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mug at the brewery. This is a pretty good interpretation of the style. It’s on the woodier side with some roasty notes. Toffee and bread are also present. This malty ale is well balanced and finishes earthy and very nutty, like almonds with black cherry hints. Honestly one of the scottish ales I’ve enjoyed the most.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Hickory Hops 2011, Hickory, NC. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity weak roasted malty caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty chocolate and caramel flavor with wome weak hints of dark fruit. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.