awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Shallos. Dark black with slight ruby edge. Nose is slight coffee chocolate and apeasing. Flavor is surprisingly smooth, sweet bitter cofffee, and roasted choc malt on top of creamy scotch ale that blends in unison. I cannot complain with this brew.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark brown color with a huge brown head that produced minimal lacing. The aroma was woody, smoky and roasty. The flavor was malty and woody with notes of smoke, nut, dry malts, port wine and raisins. The finish was long, malty, fruity and woody. Fairly full bodied. Solid.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm...delicious beer. Haven’t had a scotch ale in some time. Aroma was good. Sweet caramel malt, a hint of dark fruit and crayon (?). Pour was a beautiful dark amber with a one finger off white head. Taste was very malty and big. Strong sweet caramel malt with no hops to detract from the sweetness. No alcohol burn and good carbonation. Very nice beer.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle from Weber St Liqour in Colorado Springs, sampled 2/12/10). Dark brown color with ruby hue. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Light malt aroma. Sweet caramel, light toasted malt flavor. Avg duration. Smooth finish, with light alcohol. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Monster B’s. Dark ruddy brown body with tan head. Very sweet beer with strong dark corn syrup and caramel notes. Without the sting of alcohol, this beer wouldn’t be bearable. Don’t drink more than one of these in one sitting. Too sugary.
brokencorner (4) - Minneapolis, USA - MAR 17, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color with at thick, yet dissipating head. Aroma is smoky, notes of peet, slight vegetable. Taste is slightly malty, smoky, with notes of peet, bready, some umami-like flavors. Somewhat residual aftertaste. Mostly peet and smoke aftertaste. Fine carbonation.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour white almost no head. Nice rich malty scent and taste. A beer both the wife and I like.!!!
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a thick tan head that quickly disapates. Taste of malt and a hint of scotch. Really balanced taste and more drinkable than most scotch ales.
12 oz bottle
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz bottle. Poured very dark, almost black with a small tan head. Aroma understated. Heavy malt profile with anise, pear, apple pie and dried dates in the nose. Texture thin. Taste is barley-wine-ish and pleasant. A little paper napkin on the finish. Drinkable. An excellent accompaniment to watching curling on the TV.
EithCubes (5545) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for Pi-Day, 100th rating from Colorado. Dark malty nose, faint earth, but more like a rich brew of melanoidins and pseudo-caramelization products. Pours a dark russet with a jiggly, creamy tan/light brown head. Taste is dark and semi-sweet, leaning dry, with caramel, light roast (and occasionally burnt) notes, earthy with possibly imagined smoke in the far back and a rich, forward malt profile. Body is smooth and lightly crisp, alcohol is kept under control. Engaging and very flavorful, keeps a modicum of balance without losing its flair. Six-pack worthy, even; count me among its fans.