tom10101 (1844) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). Dark amber with a small beige head and light lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, light smoke, peated notes and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with peated malt, roasted malt and light smoke. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Ok Scotch Ale. Too roasted, but not too sweet which make it drinkable.
tcane7 (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Memphis Taproom for Thirstoberfest. Pours a deep brown with medium tan head. Nose of dark cherry, caramel, chocolate, bread, some roast. Medium body. Taste pretty much the way it smells, not much bitterness.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not too impressed with this brew. Poors red and still has the classic Great Divide taste. I found this beer to be maybe too bitter. This was a one time buy for me.
Stevesie (265) - - OCT 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle. Pours dark brown with a red hue. Small tan head. Malty, smoky nose. Malty, smoky taste with a lot of sweetness. Too malty, too smoky and too sweet for me. Peat moss aftertaste. Labored through this one.
Yorker (851) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, and caramel. Flavour is much like the aroma Ė with a dry finish.
ALLOVATE (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Cellar temperature and into a snifter with little more than a bleating hiss as the cap came off. Much more effervescent than first expected it pours to lift up a loose, sudsy and sadly shortlived foam. The body of beer a radiant darkest ruby. Hazelnut husks, salted roasted peanuts, wood varnish, peat, spicy higher alcohol vapours, this aroma just does nothing for me. And the hits just keep on coming.... Rust, blood, grain husks and varnish/chemical. A lightly astringent finish with heat from the alcohol. Insipid to be brutally honest, nothing ties together. Sweet toffee front with a bready, sugary aftertaste. Filtered, Iím certain, to get that lustrous sheen it has also lost body and depth but of what it has that may not be a bad thing. Watery, light carbonation, gammy sweet as it warms. Not good at all! (12fl.Oz, Bottled 10/05/13, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the World Beer Festival - Columbia on 01/22/2011.
Clear dark brown body with ruby highlights and a small creamy tan head
Sweet malty aroma with some light peated malt
Sweet malty flavor. Some peat and roast
Med body mod carb
hawthorne00 (2107) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 13C. Dark red brown with a pale beige head. Very earthy aroma with bread, toffee and a whiff of smoke. Nice but doesnít really signal whatís to follow. Medium bodied, a bit much carbonation for me. Sweet with toffee and bread, raisins, chestnuts. Dries out very quickly, really before the richness has time to get going on the palate. Bitterness is discreet. Never quite grabbed me despite lots of pleasant things going on - suspect itís the lack of rumbling malty bottom end that would be acceptable at 5.5% but not so much at 7.7.
phaleslu (5208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at the brewery. Pours a deep brown color with some amber highlights and a finger of khaki head that lasts quite a while. Peat immediately emerges from the aroma, with dried meat (bacon), caramel malts, and earth. Flavor of dark fruits (plum and fig, mostly), peat, caramel, spices, brown sugar, toast, and eventually some dates. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, peaty, fruity mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation, finishes dry. Really good Scotch ale.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Black body goes dark brown at edges. Deep earthy aroma with fruity coffee notes. Sweet, and slightly dry, earthy roasty taste with toasted bread and fruit notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, hollow, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish mealy roasty dried fruit aftertaste with toffee, candy, and coffee grounds notes. Weird. Not bad, but very earthy and odd. Improves when it warms. (0.284l keg at Brewdog Manchester.)