islay (1712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Approximately half of a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 10-11-14 (I used the remainder for cooking). Pours a clear, dark copper with a moderate amount of effervescence and a small to moderate amount of beige head. Sweet, malty aroma features scents of raisin, apricot, plum, caramel, and purple grape juice. Too sweet and fruity in smell to be ideal. Flavors of chocolate and chocolate with cherries. Excessively malty with way too little in the way of hops. Milky and unpleasant taste. Well subpar flavor for craft beer, so much so that I couldn’t finish the beer (and, as I wrote earlier, used the rest for cooking). Medium body, lighter than the ABV would suggest. Utterly forgettable palate effects. I’m not a fan; this is not my kind of beer. I understand that the name warns me of the maltiness, but, regardless, this beer does not taste good.
Thisis12ptfont (1018) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint aromas of barley, grain malt, brown sugar and smoke. Appears a ruby black/brown with a thin foam rim. Taste is raisins, plums, figs, smokey malts and syrupy barley malts. Overall, slightly watery yet nice malt profile.
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Tied House. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly to a film. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of roast malt and dark fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of peaty malt, fruit and caramel. The finish is sweet with a toffee and malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, Ca. Malted dark fruits with some warming burn and chalky sweet banana.
Bif (1798) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Served a dark copper clor with a tan head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel, butterscotch and bit of spice. Taste of butterscotch and caramel with some malt . Mild bitterness and a bit of a syrupy finish. Medium body, smooth with no hint of the 9% ABV. decent beer for the style but expected a bit more.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber brown with a foamy off white head. Aroma is very malty with lots of molasses. Flavor is syrupy sweet with molasses and brown sugar. Thick bodied and heavy. Decent beer.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet intense butterscotch with burned caramel and solvent notes, fake raisins, weird. In mouth, a sweet cloying fruity caramel malt with loads of chemical berry extract, astringent notes, raspy and unpleasant. On tap at Angel’s Trumpet.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance combines a hazyy orangeish brown color with a medium off-white head, and the aroma has caramel malts, dough yeast, and roasted malts apparent in the scent. The taste blends a mild sweetness, a slight umami, and a slight sourness, and the palate combines a soft carbonation, medium body, slick texture, and a fairly abrupt finish.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Malty with loads of caramel and a hint of dark fruits, maybe raisins. Meh, good but I was expecting better.
Narnad (1513) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby brown color with a quick fading off-white head. Aroma is very malty, mild earthy hops presence, light sweetness from caramel malt but well balanced. Flavor is well balanced with some light hints of peat, strong earthy hops notes and a strong, well balanced caramel and toasted malt notes. Body is perfect with the 9% hidden well by the semi-heavy body and low bubbly palate. Overall a very good beer. I like the way the brewer attacked this on the bit of a lighter, slightly dryer side of the style. The earthy presence really pops and brings the maltiness to the forefront of the flavor. For the price, this is a fantastic, flavorful beer.