Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and Draft. Got this when it came out and was disappointed. Too thick and cloying even for a style know for these traits. Not Gearyís best effort. Stick to the HSA.
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured maroonish with not much of a head, but good lacing. smelled sweet toffee caramel and malts. tasted about the same pretty good
beerfest5 (831) - Simsbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from JJ. Poured a translucent black into a tulip glass. Aroma is of dark fruit and brown sugar, Some butter notes, and a little vanilla, taste is the same with a little abv burn at the end, finish is buttery goodness.
Niko100 (1486) - New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, dark fruit, & chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, syrup, and spice; Nicely balanced; Overall, not that complex - but decent.
MaBeer1972 (1130) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black. Light smoky-sweet aroma. Flavor is of deep roasty malts. Well balanced. Not overly sweet. A bit of an alcohol burn on the backside. Warming. Lingering roasty finish.
fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to Danny, pours light brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is caramel malt and peppery hops. Flavor is big red soda, lots of peppery hops and toffee. Not that bad.
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy of Daniel Rowland. Look him up on google. Pours a dark ruddy brownish red color with a tannish style head. Aroma is....ok so hereís the deal. I was drinking this at frattos and then some folks drove into the park after hours to have sex. Me and pikapp327 dumped ours in the park and ran. Iíll just assume this was awful.
Fratto (2328) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cavie. Brownish pour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla and light grain. Taste is burned, ash, chocolate, caramel, and an awkward finish.
drowland (4988) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
5/8/11. 12oz bottle. Dark brown pour (clear red when held to light) under a thick, creamy tan head. Sweet caramel aroma with a big touch of metal. Bitter metallic and medicinal flavor with lingering caramel and a hint of smokey band-aid. Blech.
ben4321 (2990) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at RnH, 2/19/11
Aroma: This one has a fairly subtle nose, light caramel and slightly fruity
Appearance: The pour is a dark red brown color with a small beige head
Flavor: The flavor is medium (plus) sweet with caramel, chocolate, and dark fruity notes
Palate: The mouthfeel was decent, medium bodied, but a touch thin with average carbonation
This one is a fairly sweet, but not bad scotch ale. I found it to be a touch too sweet but solid with the flavor being a little better than the nose.