bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a transparent chestnut brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, peaty, and toasted cereal. Flavor of toasted nuts, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and roasted malt.
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Red brown body. Aroma is light -- cereal and malty. Taste is light caramel, slightly smoky, medium sweet. Light body.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Brewpub, Madison
clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of lace,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a light smokey earthy edge,
big sweet caramel malt flavor, light earthy balance, nice caramel and vanilla sweetness, little to no bitterness lets the malt steal the show,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mahogany copper ale with almost no head. In aroma, sweet butterscotch with light boiled veggies. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel, scotch, light herbal hops, a bit light. On tap at Madison airport location, Jan 22 2012.
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another seasonal put on, enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. Amber body with a bit of head. Malty aroma. average mouthfeel. Complex malt story.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the downtown brewpub. Clear dark copper color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, toffee and dark fruit. Medium body with flavors of caramel, earthy malt and slight fruity hops. The finish is sweet with a peaty malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Orange amber pour with a small clingy head. Lots of caramel sweetness. Some bread. Quite tasty - and very drinkable.
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Great Dane - Fitchburg. Pour was a clear ruby with a short beige head and some nice lacing. Crisp caramel, toasted nuts, and some flowery noble hoppage found the nose... very nice. Floral hops, butterscotch, and sweet caramel were there for the flavor... rather heavy malt backbone... and a hint of alcohol around the edges. Smooth on the palate, but a little tacky at the finish and the alcohol presence was a bit heavy at the end. Aroma and flavor both picked up some earth character as this warmed. Certainly enjoyable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07:
Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy off-white head. Aroma of sweet earthy caramel malt with lightly smoky peaty complexity. Body starts with a viscous sweet dark caramel maltiness with some light fruity esters and a full, yet smooth finish with lingering seaweed and smoke. A very nice Scotch ale.
On tap at JPDIPSO’s: Pours a dark copper with a thin, wispy, off-white head. Aroma has some dry, peaty and caramel malty notes. Body starts with some mildly sweet caramel malt and dry peaty flavor with a thin palate and finishes with a touch of English hops. A pretty average Scotch ale.
drowland (6633) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/14/11. On tap at the Madison airport. Clear light brown pour with basically no head. Somewhat subdued aroma of caramel and burnt sugars. Bolder flavor of caramel, burnt sugar, and a touch of smokiness that borders closely on tasting like plastic. Not bad.