hoggywood (5) - Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don’t usually go for the dark beers but this one had an interesting smokey aroma. It had a slightly fruity taste but balanced with the dark smoke tones. I sipped this one and it tasted better as it became room temperature.
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.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a dark purplish-brown color with a medium light-brown head. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar, and toffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is complex, with a nice blend of brown sugar, malt, and wood. Very nice Scottish ale, along the lines of Old Chub. Thanks to Caddylac for this bottle.
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!
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a ruby red amber with a small tan head with slight lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, earthy, vanilla, light alcohol and earthy. Flavor of smoke, oak, earthy and peat.
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with snowtiger (thanks!). Poured a dark mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, peat, smoke, dark fruits and on the earthy side. Softer tastes of caramel, dark fruits, wood and peat. Light alcohol in the finish but overall well hidden. Smooth and easy to drink. This was one kick ass scotch ale.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep red mahogany with thin white head. Aroma of light wine, caramel, malt. Flavor of malt, peat, caramel, light wine. Smooth, soft palate.
daknole (9127) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown pour with a creamy tan head. Sweet and smokey aroma and some yeasty fruitcake. Flavor is full of dark fruit, whiskey notes, peat, and warm alcohol. Nice!
BrewDad (5002) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Colorado Road Trip – 2006]
A deep dark beer with a minimal head. Loved the flavor of this beer . Has tons of different flavors from toffee, Carmel and smoke flavors. This was a great Scottish ale and I loves this type of beer. Pour me more please.
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.