Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Darkly sweet and roasty aroma, mildly fruity and nutty with notes of red grape, date, toasted dark bread, cocoa, tobacco and a hint of background esters. Deep, dark brown in color, opaque, with a fairly slight, fading tan head. Flavor is dominated by strong, dark malts, with the underlying, insistent sweetness tempered by the drier, roasty component, along with suggestions of caramel, raisin, licorice, milky chocolate and hints of woody, earthy, gently bitter hop towards the finish. Alcohol is just on the verge of making itself known. Semi-dry mouthfeel, fairly low in effervescence with a medium-full body. Overall, fairly tasty.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear ruby brown with off white head. Not much to the nose but a hint of licorice and some caramel. Rich caramel maltiness followed by barley and toasted malt. Overall i was a little disappointed in this one, i was expecting more flavor than it offered.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red/mahogany pour with a thin cream-colored head. Not much aroma on the on the surface, but a hint of licorice shines through.
Flavor of malt, rye, sweet caramel, and a slightly hoppy bite at the end. Creamy mouthfeel with a bit of stickiness that is surprising considering the thin clear appearance.
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from douglas88. Thanks man! Pours a very dark ruby brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma of very rich roasted caramel. Near full bodied with mild carbonation. Flavor is caramel, leather, and a touch of dirt. Finishes lightly sweet with very mild hop. Less sticky than some, but fits the style.
kramer (4858) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a clear ruby brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that ran to a thin ring. Heavy sweet malt, thick and hearty, on the nose with a bit of alcohol, some tobacco, and lots of caramel. Rich caramel maltiness up front but also a good bit of husky graininess and toasted malt, especially on the finish. Nice mouth coating finish. Overall, pretty decent, but didn’t have the complexity of something like AleSmith Wee Heavy, or even Skullsplitter. This could benefit greatly from a touch of peated malt.
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy and malty. Bit of roast to the flavor. Some sweetness. Trace of vanilla. Nice all around.
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a deeper brown color with reddish edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, smoke, and peat. Tastes of roast, peat, smoke, caramel, brown sugary sweetness, and earthy. Medium sweet.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poursa dark brown with a small tan head. notes of sweet malts, caramel, molasses. not too bad.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2009 Bottle. Dark red color with an thick beige head that sticks around. Moderate aroma of sweet malts. Flavor is a nice mix of caramel and malts. Actually finishes with a slightly dry hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with no head; dark stuff for a scotch ale. Taste is molasses, coffee, cola, caramel, and a hint roastiness. Full-bodied and smooth with low carbonation. This one is rich and sweet, not dominated by peat and caramel the way most scotch ales are. Drinkable and enjoyable. Definitely worth another try.