JoeTheYounger (1171) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st rating. Bottle from total wine. Pours a super clear mahogany color with a tiny circular white head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Taste is slight roast and hazlenuts. Finishes dry and crisp. Nice winter brew.
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Cloudy dark copper amber with a large creamy tan head. Aroma is nuts, toast, and spices. Medium creamy body. Roasted nuts, toffee, spices, with a very light bitter aftertaste.
highibus (758) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep copper with substantial white head. Lacking aroma....flavor comes malty and slightly astringent. Not surenifnoff flavor or just the malts. Not sweet at all. Hoping it is fresh not sure thenissue but not great.
dresden (1207) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown. Malty booze with some spices and vanilla. Rich malt body, toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg. Decent.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A wintery Scottish that is splendid. Definitely getting all the Scottish notes, with a bias towards malts considering its winter heritage. Recommended.
AmEricanbrew (6451) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@ trailer. Bright bronze color with ivory head. Toast, nutty, dark bread, earthy aromas. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Nice toasty, nutty, earthy hop flavors with lightly bitter finish---tasty good.
beerbastard (809) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 12oz bottle. Brown and Tan mix. Nothing stands out from the nose, just malts and hop mix. Roast and earthy flavors, ash, very dry in the finish. Not impressed. It lacks needed sweetness.
AndrewGunnison (8) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A roasted chestnut, a crisp winter night, Uncle Walt looking intently through the window.
ajnepple (3795) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Amber and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of dark malts, spices, light caramel, cinnamon and allspice. Similar flavor, adding a mild to medium hop bitterness. OK.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear amber sort of copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, toasted bread, some spicy notes and mild sweet dark fruity esters. The taste starts with malts, roasted malts, big roasty nuttiness and then some modest spiciness. Wow. This has lots of nuttiness going on, it’s pretty nice.
Stew41 (1811) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little lean but this is well crafted. Dry roast, small doses of spice and plenty of fizz (for the style). Great lift of milk chocolate on the nose. A light touch for the style.