VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours an opaque brown with a small light tan head that fades quickly. Carbonation is not that high. Aroma is slight with the peat and heavier with the caramel/toffee. Flavor is medium sweet and smokey with plenty of caramel malts. A bit of alcohol warming. Both the smoke and the sweetness linger into the finish... very nice...
Stuu666 (4140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, sweet malty burnt caramel taste.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a small fizzy head that disappears quickly. Strong malt aromas with brown sugar and caramel. Tastes sweet with layers of malt complexity. Rich caramel, slightly smoky, nutty, and mild sweet chocolate. Very subtle hops, but enough to prevent this from overwhelming you with sweetness. Finishes clean with no bitterness. A very rich brew that should be savored.
ADesenberg (662) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This is very nice...sweet malty body, but balanced out by 7.7% worth of alcohol. Great example of how the alcohol of beer can be used to balance it out... This isnít the best scotch ale I can remember having, but itís certainly pretty damn good.
MarinEvelyn (619) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malt, alcohol, scotch, a little bitter but fairly roasty and heavy. Malt, caramel, bread, a little earthy. Rich.
Shark_Pants (306) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola colour with small non-persistent beige head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, dark chocolate, light peat. Taste is quite similar to an imperial porter but with a very light peat - dark chocolate, dark fruits, light peated whisky. Quite sweet, medium bodied and sticky. Quite good.
wchesser (1268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich deep brown. Nose is caramel malts, light smokiness. Malt driven with lightly burnt caramel/toffee, tingly, light smoke, dark wildflower honey. Really well done scotch ale. Donít understand why this is in the summer line up. Awesome fall beer here...should bump Hibernation later into winter and push this back to fall.
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lot like a stout. Beige head. Sweet aroma with a bit of roastiness. Taste is sweet with flavors of caramel and a little bitterness. Talk about a hole in one.
beerbaaron (1412) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a lasting creamy beige head. Malty aroma. mild peat, dark roasted malt, caramel, bread. Minimal bitterness. Light dryness. Earthy. Medium body. Smooth. Rich. Creamy. Excellent.
liquidhedonism (221) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and slightly smokey and roasty, with hints of raisin. Taste/Palate: sweet; starts creamy, and finishes slightly crisp. I usually dislike Scotch ales, but this one has enough malty sweetness to offset the peated malt. Not half bad.
julesjis (183) - Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12. Aroma was boozy. Flavor is sweet with caramel, molasses and a great malty mouthfeel. Alcohol is masked very well. It has a slightly astringent, bitter aftertaste. Overall a great beer. I could drink too many of these!