LiteWait (267) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper in color almost translucent. Large bubbly head if poured correctly. A nice layer of head that leaves good to spotty lacing. Low to medium carbonation. Bread/biscuit aroma. Taste is going to be on the lighter end of the style. The different element is the peat malt. Light to watery mouthfeel with a dry finish. If I wanted the lighter end of the style I would buy this. Good brew.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From "The Wheelman" who has furnished me with many interesting Maine beers. This a pours a clear copper orange with a white head and thin-lacing. The nose is sweet malts with some floral hops. Body is reasonably full and the mouthfeel smooth. Flavor is malty and full of peat and alcohol. The finish is bitter. .
auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. Nice graham cracker and caramel aroma, backed with a bit of brown bread toast. Sweet. Pours a clear copper and amber with a whitish head. Flavors are solid. Nice even Maris Otter-esque malt base, a bite of fresh toffee, and some lingering hazlenut syrup. Towards the backend a noticeable and ominous hop bitterness that surprises me a bit an seems un-appreciably off-style. It’s kind of a coarse bitterness and leaves the smack a little rough. Good, save the finish.
williamherbert (1196) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007: Looks like an amber. A deep, brownish red, but quite clear. Big head that goes away quick. Looks a tad light.
The smell is thick and malty. Also a bit nutty. Roasted aroma of malt. Also a nice wafting hit of yeast. A bit pungent, but overall aroma is kind of slight. Does have a sharp alcoholy-malt smell.
The taste is like a stout, roasted malt (but no coffee). Has a sweet nutty end to the malt. Has that rich Scottish flavor. It’s strong, with an ashy flavor, but not too bad. Notes of caramel and toffee.
Feels thick like a porter. Rich and leaves a film. A little bubbly, and thicker than it looks. It’s not amazing, but definitely decent enough. Roasted, bitter, nutty, alcohol-fueled.
halfonit (1117) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep amber color. Aroma is of sweeter malts, banana, dried fruit, and wheat. Flavor is a little less sweet consisting of malts, dried fruit, brown sugar, and raisins. Leaves a malt finish.
thornecb (4100) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber into a thistle. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sweet butterscotch aromas. Caustic carbonation upfront with dark pit fruits and butterscotch turning bitter in the lasting dry finish.
PhatB420 (589) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent ale, cant quite figure out the abv feeling right away as it is hidden in the malt. A slow roasted brew that deserves to be sipped, has a nice bitterness to it, but there is just something missing...
mansquito (3025) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quickly dissipating head. Brownish amber body. Sugary malt aroma. Lots of caramel in the taste. Slight bitterness. Mostly just a lot of malts in the taste. Sticky mouthfeel. Tastes like mediocre candy.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Brian (dogfish120love).
Dark copper pour. Sweet, fruity, dark fruity is more than like it. Toasty, caramally and just a hint of bitterness, not too bad.
Gethinbeer (2058) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Gritty McDuffs, Portland. Amber colour with a pretty non existent head. Strong aroma of earthy malt. Very rich flavour with a hint of spices. Didn’t hit the spot.