Johnsense (669) - - 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.
anders37 (15299) - 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.
rxeight (975) - 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 (5540) - 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.
Peacehammer (586) - 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
NeuroPliny (90) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on the Stone Brewing Co patio at night. Copper pour. Smoky peaty aroma. This one is really peary, and smells like rain after a forest fire. Hickory and cloves up front fading to molasses and burnt sugar. Many well balanced elements here.
neuromatt (992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mL bottle at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, served in a stem glass. Pours clear copper with a small tan head that fades quickly and leaves no lace. On the nose there are big notes of scotch with subtle peat, herbs, oak, grass and caramel malts. The flavour is moderately sweet with toasty malts, oak, vanilla and subtle sour fruit. The finish is long and oaky with smoky scotch notes. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth almost syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall this is a nice scotch ale with added complexity from the scotch barrels. Subtle, complex and tasty, a truly excellent brew. 2013-03-19
Sammy (8023) - 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.
solidfunk (2780) - 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.
Tmoney99 (9964) - 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.