alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; color of dark brown/black. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, and smoky bacon. Flavor was the same with a good dose of smokiness.
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Brown and clear appearance with a lacy tan head. Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, toffee, lightly bitter resinous hops and mild to medium sweetness. Rich, smooth and creamy with a medium body and a lingering finish.
jrodooo5 (1015) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice scotch! Average ruby red pour w/ a big fluffy white head that leave spotty lacing. I’m a huge fan of the bold aroma that’s pretty unique compared to most scotch’s. Taste is flavorful & pretty complex but the palate is slightly thin. Overall, a very solid beer!
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in September at Stapleton Tap House. Pours near black with significant head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of roasted malts, powder sugar, mild coffee. Overall full bodied, tasty...an easy drinker!
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a red tinge, tan head that laces and stays on the edges. Smells of smoke, peat, caramel, and light fruit notes. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, light fruit, and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied.
ajtrupp (245) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The smokey aroma on this really jumps out. I feel bad because I always miss these subtle flavors until I read other reviews and go, "Oh, that's what that is." The molasses does stand out, along with the black cherry. This is a really tasty beer, hopefully I see it around more often.
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alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; very dark auburn/brown with not much head. Aroma of smoke, bacon, molasses, and caramel. Pretty easy to drink; some sweetness, caramel, smoked meat, and molasses.
arminjewell (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish red pour with thin to no head, aroma brought notes of lots of peat, smoke, some slight raisin, dark fruit, touch of caramel, dark candied sugars. Taste is a mix of smoke, peat, but pretty tame compared to the taste, hints of raisin, slight burnt malts, hints of ashy notes going into burnt sugars, finishing earthy, dry.
mlk1300 (3) - Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite scotch ale. Smoky aroma. Peat and dark fruit taste. Pours dark. Great on a cool day.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with minimal light tan head. No lacing. Aroma is scotch, sweet, slight peated/smoked malt. Flavor is sweet scotch, peated malt and mildly fruity up front fading into a malty, mildly smoked finish. Slight bitter that lingers. Flavor is fairly one dimensional but pleasant. Does a reasonably good job masking alcohol. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. Was pleasantly surprised by this, as I am not a big fan of scotch ales. Fairly strong and flavorful, a good beer.