JohnnyJ (5367) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour, with no head, but still carbonated. Very peaty, smoke, leather, caramel, sweetness, somewhat fruity, vanilla, ash, oak, and toffee. Interesting.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - APR 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - not very good unless you like a ton of smoke and band aids. Peat seems artificial. Pass if you get the chance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Johnsense (1325) - - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dug this, though I couldn;t imagine not sharing this. Reddish Brown pour, no head. Big smokey aroma. Taste of scotch whisky is unmistakeable with lighter hints of vanilla. Reminds me of drinking a nice scotch with a cube of ice. Virtually no carbonation here.
solidfunk (7353) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy peat aroma here. Very smokey with even a note of cheese. Beautiful beer - all the more so because I didn’t usually like Scotch Ale. Pours reddish brown with no head or lace. Really nice bite of scotch from barrel as well. Taste has a little sweetness. Light carbonation. Booze well hidden. Thanks to John for getting a hold of this.
Sammy (11072) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of smoke in aroma and in taste, this feels like a real scotch. Grows on me with complexity. Good carbonation, some red wine like taste. Reddish brown colour no head. Good drinkability.
Thanks John for scoring this for the team from Craftshack.
rxeight (2515) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jhogan for this amazing extra. Dark brown pour. Aroma and tastea is almost straight up scotch whiskey without the heat. Lots of peat, some smoke, a touch of vanilla. Smooth finish. Mouthfeel is thinner than most of the ba beers im used to but average for a scotch ale. Very good stuff.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear reddish brown with almost no head. Rich caramel, malt, scotch whiskey aroma. Really nice balance between the caramel sweetness with a hint of orange and the peaty scotch. Finishes with earthy, smoke and leather flavors. Silky, smooth palate. Nice.
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with woody whisky hints. Fruity malty smoky woody whisky caramel flavor with hints of vanilla. Fruity malty spicy woody whisky finish.
Tmoney99 (13338) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, earthy smoke and wood aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smoke sweet whisky flavor with medium to heavy earthy smoke sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is better version complex beer.
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
same deep amber color. Aroma of whiskey, with a distinct smoke bbq tone. The malt is present, but the flavor profile is very similar to a peated scotch. Very enjoyable, and it’s awesome to see how different it can be from blend 1