Gription79 (2003) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Poured cloudy without head. Malty, leathery, raisins, fruity alcohol, toffee, caramel. A nice Scottish ale with just a touch of hot alcohol.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: Scented soft candies with fruit juice in a bottle. Acceptable.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed 6 months after purchase, but almost one year after bottling if only one batch of this beer was made
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose shows a foundation of sweet malts but also a surprisingly strong flowery/perfumy component. Taste has soft creamy toffee, soft aromatic candies (similar to jelly beans), fresh juicy fruits, soft liquorice candy. The fruitiness here was all over the place and I noted bananas (!!!), darker fruits and even kiwis. For a scotch ale the sweetness sensation was rather low. I think this is a well made beer, but it is just not my kind of beer. Named after a state highway that I assume connects these three California breweries, and thanks to the USA Interstate Highways it is now possible to travel all around the country without seeing anything.
Tybalt (198) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like olives. Pours nice dark - meaty looking. A little watery mouth feel. Oaky, scotch flavor....buttery.....maybe butter-scotch? A terrific, bold beer.
IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Bottle Barn. Nose is toffee and slightly singed caramel and sweetness. Clear reddish copper with a medium beige head. Flavor is toffee, roastiness, and a little background bitter.
arone12 (894) - Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brownish orange color. Malty and delicious. Some caramel and brown sugar. Has some bitterness in the taste! Mmm
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red color and has thin whitish head. The smell is deep caramel, sweet, burnt sugars, malts, and raisin. The taste is sweet, caramel, layers of flavors, deep, chocolate, and good.
apanbosse (17) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with offwhite head. Earty nuttiness with honey and caramel on the nose. Flavor is malt, honey, light fruit, nuts, slightly hoppy and with big earthiness.
ansjelaah (858) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken in Brussel bij moeder Lambic, kleur is bruin, stout, zoet, smaak is een beetje saai tegenover de andere (van stone) caramel smaak.
sunevdj (2916) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with an off-white head. Smells a bit of honey. Sweet with some bitterness. Some caramel aromas with hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry and malty finish.
patrickfannon (1201) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Split with and courtesy of Tom. Pours amber with a spotty, kakhi laced head. Aroma of molasses, liccorice, peaty scotch, caramel, and toffee. Some lactose as well. Medium to thinner bodied with a loose, boozy mouthfeel. Tastes so weak and peaty, with a touch of molasses and liccorice. Decent, but definitely not that great.