Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle 6/25/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° in Tulip-Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and roasted malt. Taste of caramel, toffee, and malt. This medium bodied brew hides the ABV very well. A little weak but still tasty.
Onionkid (361) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a tan head. Malty, caramel aroma. The taste is similar, a sweet beer that’s got a full, nice mouthfeel with a toffee finish. Decent, but seems a little simple, not too complex. 9% alcohol.
boozedude (1662) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass... Brown vlear pour thick light brown head.. aroma of caramel malts..lots of flavors all over the place...pretty ok overall.. Wouldnt seek out tho
badhack (296) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very malty beer with well masked alcohol and little bitterness. Nothing unpleasant was noted and there was some caramel/sweetness to it.
FlyingPenguin (7) - SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours transparent amber color, very little tan head, dissipates quickly, no lacing. Aroma is malt and caramel dominated with a little raisin. Taste is sweet, with molasses and caramel malt . Medium body. Didn’t notice the presence of alcohol surprising for 9%
bytemesis (2931) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear brandy amber, small beige head, dissipates quickly, little lacing. Aroma is caramel dominated with perhaps a bit of raisin. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet, light metallic finish. Medium body. Nothing bad, nothing special. I will say that the ABV was well masked!
CanIHave4Beers (3138) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a very deep red with a small but resilient head.
The aroma is sweet and malty with a lightly toasty character and a little bit of rich toffee.
The flavor is malty in a lightly toasty/not overly sweet kind of way. The beer is lightly fruity, not there’s just not a lot going on here. It’s just sort of a strong, lightly boozy, malt forward ale. Nothing about it is standout, nothing about it is offensive.
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Malty, gently sweet, nutty aroma, some faint toffee and dried fruit in the background. Dark amber in color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor profile is malty, lightly toasty, some dark brown sugar and faint raisin towards the finish, virtually no detectable hop bitterness, but alcohol is extremely well hidden as well. Low in effervescence and smooth on the palate, body is medium-full. Not the most flavorful example of the style I have had, but very easy to drink.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is heavy raisins, mildly nutty malts and fruit. The flavor is raisins, medium sweetness and a malty finish. Reminded me of a Scottish Ale with more alcohol, in between Scottish and Scotch ales.
jandd1983 (2462) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma was of caramel and some maltiness. The taste was heavy on the malts with hints of scotch. A very good Scotch Ale and easy to drink.