AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A gift from the RatMan. Thanks Ron. Pours deep ruddy brown with a finger thick tan head that leaves decent lacing. Nose is a bit buttery caramel and smoked. The flavor is quite the same with a bit of earthy influence. Smooth on the palate. Surprised how good this one was.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark amber brown, toffee, roasted malts, dark fruit, peat, little nutty, little earthy hops.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a deep ruby amber with a thinning head. Aroma is a bit off- some oxidation, soy, dirty diaper, garbage, medicinal phenolics to go with the smoke and peat. Flavor is a bit of matchstick smokie, phenolic, spicy, big caramel sweet malts, toffee, molasses, peat, earth leather and tobacco- sweet on teh finish but an oxidized slick ending.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - pours a very dark reddish brown - smallish, fizzy lace - smoky aroma, with some notes of scotch/peat, plum, raisin, toffee, vanilla - very peaty, smoky, almost meaty up front - this is followed by medium plumy sweetness, raisin, caramel, the faintest hint of diacetyl (tastes intentional, though) - lingering peat in a warming finish - not bad for 3.99.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks microgrog-pours a light tan ring for a head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark fruit, peat. Taste is dark malt-molasses, drk fruit, peat, earthy. Minimum carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Max’s Tasting @ Pauls. Pours a brune body with an off white head. Burnt malt, peat, ashen char notes and some wet woody and whiskey esk tones. A decent scotch ale.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin white head. Sweet, little chocolate, plum, pepper. Boozy, medium bodied, little bit of maple. More booze, roast, smoke, chalky roast bitterness.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, no date. Clear deep brown with a half finger tan head, fading to a ring before long. Smoked meat, leather, and tobacco up front in the aroma with some light toasted malts and chocholate behind. I also pick up on a tinge of something tangy, but could be from the leather and tobacco. The flavor adds a lightly roasty component, but otherwise mostly follows the aroma. The tobacco and leather are milder, as well as the smoke, but the smoke is only slightly lessened. Bitterness peaked around a 2. Light carbonation with a medium smooth body. Pretty good Scotch ale. Oh, and at 8 percent, I had no idea it was that strong until I lookeed at the stats.
Headbanger (2978) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle-Poured a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, smoke, and sweetness. Taste of the same with some fruits coming through as well. This full bodied brew was not bad.
lb4lb (2214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in trade. Thanks! Pours dark brown to black with no head. Smell is roasty and malty. Taste is somewhat dry and smoky but with sweetness in there too. I’d say this is a well above average Scotch ale, but I still don’t care much for it.