chinchill (2769) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub in Media, PA.
Pours with a red-copper body that has good clarity and highlights. Very good head and a good bit of sticky lacing.
Good bitter-sweet balance leans slightly sweet. No sour or other off notes. Some faint peat and vanilla notes and a touch of smoke in the finish and aftertaste.
Medium body and soft carbonation.
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not a huge fan of scotch ales, but this one blew me away! I sampled this beauty on draft at the Phoenixville restaurant. It poured a deep amber color with a purple-ish hue. The head was off-white and laced very nicely around the inside of the glass. The nose was sweet, malty and hinted at spices and alcohol. The flavors were complex, full-bodied and extrememly delicious. The character was smooth and very drinkable. I tasted sweet malts, caramel, yeast, warming alcohol and crisp, bright hops. The beer finished sweet and smooth with a punch of hops and alcohol.
nimbleprop (5568) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was a 2009 750ml bottle I have had in the cellar for the past four years. Pours a slightly watery, caramel amber with some swirling white head. Nose has some dirt, brown malt, prune, a little dried citrus peel, a little cream soda, cardboard. Flavor sort of jumps the shark, malty but not too sweet, prune, very dried raisin, dirt, cardboard, bath water. Dirty finish. I think this is probably 2 years past it’s prime.
italianjohn (2447) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep reddish orange pour with a thin off white head and very light sticky lacing ... aroma of sweet caramel malts and smoked peat ..... taste has a nice roasted and sweet caramel malt flavor with a smoke peat bite ..... abv hidden well and very drinkable ... has a lingering smokey dry bite to it .... solid wee heavy
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Media. Hazy amber brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of toast, light smoke, creme brulee. Taste is also toasted, lightly smoked caramel. Very nice.
reggiedunlop (3410) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly clear deep amber with a thick off white head that dissipates very quickly. Aroma is fruity/woody...light peat. Flavor is sweet with raisin and fig with with mild earthy/woodiness....light booze...mostly sweet. Mouthfeel is medium and very lively with a sweet, warming finish.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd July 2010
Cloudy orange - brown beer. Tidy white head. Light soft palate., a little dry. Even soft malt. Some fresh orange underneath. A little carbonated bite and spice bring up the finish. A little honey in there. Nice beer, doesn’t taste like a heavy!
alobar (3019) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber brown color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of toffee, bread, slight smoke, and dark fruit. Toffee, dark fruit, hint of chocolate, and smoke flavor. Excellent lacing. Excellent beer! Very well done!
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a deep brown color with a small khaki head. Nose is of dark fruits, predominately plums, and brown sugar. Taste is very similar with a bit more of an alcoholic note.
brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark amber, maybe amber color with a huge off-white head.
S: Surprisingly fruity on the nose. There’s a lot of carbon dioxide aroma to it which sort of detracts from the other aspects. Some nice toast and toffee, though.
T: Good stone fruit flavors with a hint of smoke/peat. Plenty of toasted bread/malt with a moderate caramel and toffee flavor giving the beer its sweetness.
M: Medium in body with a very high carbonation.
O: Good, but the excessive carbonation lessens the enjoyment of the beer.