brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Brewbies 2014. Dark brown pour with a small khaki head. Smells of roasted malt, apple, peat, and mushrooms. Sharp alcohol, some caramel, and old, dusty chocolate. Not a terribly pleasant aroma and the flavor isn’t much better. Acidic apple with a weird mushroom earthiness. Peat, soap, and harsh whiskey. Mild roasted malt, some caramel, and cocoa dust. Scroll past.
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
[ Keg ][ Brewbies 2014 ][ 4oz ][ Brewbies Flared Mini Pint ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> Clear deep red pour, low foam. Nose is really intense Scotch barrel, brown sugar, tomato, mildew, mushrooms. Taste is ash, mildew, uncooked mushrooms, formaldehyde. Chemical, dizzying.
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 c&c from CraftShack. Pours dark clear copper (strong light) with a transient, slight beige head. Aroma is rather expended fireworks than scotch! Near full bodied. Flavor is charcoal/sulpher, with oak and peat. Which sort of explains the fireworks aroma. Certainly not what was expected, but explains the relatively low rating. With time I think the Islay is dominating, so it’s something like Brewdog Paradox. Tho perhaps lighter. Another challenging ale from Stone.
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Malty, oaky, fruity and oh so complex. Clear amber with a beige head. Lots of wood, bit of smoke and long oaky finish.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber / mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of whiskey barrels upfront and a little caramel. Flavour brings out loads of smoked whiskey notes -- very bacony -- without any peaty notes. Very smoky, islay dominated and dry, without any residual sweetness at first, but some sweetness comes through later. I thought this was better at first, but it gets tiresome after a while. Okay, but not that great.
Shooter42 (124) - California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Delicious, smooth, and very drinkable for 12.5% ABV with an amazingly rich whiskey aroma and taste. I really enjoyed this Scotch Ale!!
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark mahogany beer with a cream head. Big scotch and light caramel aroma. Scotch and caramel flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Big scotch flavors linger with caramel and light fruitiness.
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear Mahogany colour, no head. :Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Heavy caramel, mild bourbon and vanilla. Mildly warming finish.
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with no head. Very smokey aroma and taste, profound taste with a lot of whiskey-notes together with some toffee, toasted oak and some dark fruits.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brownish red with almost no head. Smokey scotch whiskey, sweet caramel, toffee, light citrus, and toasted oak aroma and taste with an astringent dry finish. Nice.