heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown body with some rich ruby highlights when held to light. There was also a dense medium khaki head. The aroma is strong roasted peanuts with caramel. There is also some sweet woody and light mossy notes. The taste is sweet and roasted with peanuts and caramel. A sweet bit of bubblegum comes through in the finish. Nice for the style, I am just not a fan of the style.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker brown with a big sugary, peaty, malty aroma. Flavor has some nice roast, peat, and sweetness. Pretty good, though this one could have been awesome.
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich, malty, sweet flavor. Aroma and appearance are also rich. Tastes great.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Short light brown head that slowly diminishes. Dark brown body. The aroma is slightly sulphuric with notes of caramel, bread, toasted malts and grapefruit. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. The fnish is moderately bitter and moderately sweet. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Light alcohol presence as well. The aroma was a disappointment, especially the off-smell. The flavor was just OK.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is somewhat sweet with a bit of caramel but mostly earthy. It also has a bit of peat like smokiness, herbs, and fruit. The appearance is red-brown with a small head. The flavor is complex and like the aroma but tastes more like dirt than anything else. The palate is smooth. Overall this is not good.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Aroma is malts, peat, caramel, smoke and chocolate. Flavor is smoke, peat, caramel, malt, a little earthy, some chocolate. Decent scotch ale.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 0z bottle. nice color. deep chocolate brown with ruby highlights. short sandy looking head. pecan pie and toasty brown sugar are prominent on the nose, accompanied by sweet malts. solid smooth body is pretty clean for such a malt centric style. very roasty with lots of chocolatey notes. rich and sappy with a light licorice note on the finish. hops are modest, but do provide an adequate bitterness. a good example of the style.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown ruby with very little head. Smells slightly sour with hints of carmel malt and roasted barley. Tastes more like a brown ale. Sweet and roasty, but not excellent. A decent beer, but great divide has done better.
BOLTZ7555 (2602) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful bronze pour with a foamy eggshell head that left significant lacing. Aroma is light but shows burnt caramel, brown sugar, and cocoa. Flavor is toffee, molasses, and smoke. Medium mouthfeel...pretty average brew by a better-than-average brewery.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewery. dark brown pour with moderate off white head. toffee, carmel, malty, hazelnut aroma. taste much the same with moderate sweetness. solid.