Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
started off kind of promising, but where’s the smoke i was hearing about? really is a malt bomb, but the malt is more akin to that of newcastle than anything else in my opinion. seemed like newcastle x2 to me....not a compliment. 9& abv was well hidden and allowed a decent mouthfeel, but the whole thing tasted a little dirty to me. who knows how old the bottle was. no hops at all. price was decent but the beer wasnt.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from BevMo (Tucson) - Pours a clear light brown color with a half finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malt. Flavor is sweet toasted malt and some dark esters. Medium body. A decent beer.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 5/28/2011. This scotch ale pours a dark reddish amber color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Scotch ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, there is a touch of tartness/sourness that I an assuming is NOT supposed to be there. The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent to mild carbonation. I am going to assume that this beer is somewhat less than normal. It has a whole lot of malt sweetness and the tartness/sourness and there is something else going on here. It does not taste like a scotch ale. Its kind of interesting, but I am assuming not what the brewer intended. At least this bottle opened without shattering and cutting me, like the wheatopia botlle did early this evening. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet and tart.
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of caramel, toffee, toast, green apples, and subtle hints of smoke. Pours brownish amber, thin head. The flavor has notes of caramel and toffee up front followed by green apple, light acididty, and a subtle hint of peat in the finish. Somewhat thin body for style. Kind of musty earthy yeast characteristic that i got in the wheat beer too. Interesting house yeast. Not bad though.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a tan head. Malt and earth aroma with toffee and light fruitiness. Sweet malt and red fruit flavor with toffee and light smoke. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers with red fruit, earth, and toffee.
doublebock (498) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours translucent amber color with thin layer of foam. Malty caramel aroma. Sweet chewy malty flavors of cotton candy and burnt caramel. It also has as a very subtle peaty smokiness. Very easy drinking due to its relatively light body (for a beer that’s 9%).
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz from bevmo poured redish brown with a thin off whit ehead. big carmel and bread aroma. the flavor is what one would expect with a name like "maltopia" big bready malt, bits of carmel and burnt toffee. the finish is slightly acdic and thin as well as sticky.
Although not completly undrinkable if you like over sweet things, not that great as a scotch and pretty much a DP for me right now
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Pours clear maroon with a thin tan head. The nose is caramel, toffee and candied fruit. The taste is dark fruit, burnt caramel and light hops in the finish. Medium bodied. Not that good.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured an attractive copper/mahogany with an off white head. aroma was caramel, orange, and peat. flavor was orange, peat, citrus, and maybe just a touch of brown sugar. body was medium with low-medium carbonation. a solid brew overall.
DYCSoccer17 (3301) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 28, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Vacaville, CA. The aroma on this is of anise, burnt rubber, and some lightly sweet, peated notes. I definitely get a good deal of fruity,estery hints as well. Not overly pleasant. Transparent ruby-amber body with a smallish off-yellow head. Starts astringent, tart, light acidic. A doughy, pretzel-like maltiness comes through in the middle. Moderate sweetness towards the end, a little toasty, too. Thin, overly carbonated, and just disappointing.