jcwattsrugger (10922) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle–@Tampa weekly shared by SHIG-pours an offwhite head with amber color. Aroma is peat/caramel-sweet medium malt, some spice hops. Taste is peat/caramel-sweet medium malt, some spice hops, some medium fruit. Medium body, which is light for a wee heavy. Enjoyable.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep ruby hued amber, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing. Sweet and sweaty biscuity nose, some sugary fig/date like presense as well. Strong sweet biscuity start, a touch caramel/toffee, with candied fig/dates. No real peat, smoke, or campfire. Very malty, sweet, and biscuity. Needs more body and something to counteract the strong sweetness. I will say if this is 8.5%, its well hidden. Needs more traditional stuff, smoke, peat, charred wood, and campfire. Can be difficult to finish a bomber by onces self.
after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head that doesn’t stick around long enough. Big malty nose, showing caramel, biscuit, and shortbread cookies. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Malty mid palate, with caramel and cookies fully present. Long toasty caramel finish.
deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by someone at freetail release. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of bread and grain, slightly sweet with hint of toast. Flavor starts full of bread with sweet grains and toffee, mellows in the finish. Minimal carbonation.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep tan .. medium head, medium lacing .. . strange smell, light toffee and caramel .. . not that enjoyable and muddled .. . whatever ...
it’s all over mr grainger!
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Festival. Clear dark amber color/ ivory head. Sweet spicy toffee, caramel, mild smoke aromas. medium bodied. Sweet toffee butter, spicy caramel flavors with an easy finish.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A sweet caramel nose. A smooth easygoing flavor with caramel, light butter, light smoke. Decent.
BrewDad (4601) - Olympia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber in color, hazy with a thick head. Nice Malt flavor light hops. Nice spicy scotch ale. Easy drinking with a good finish.
Sledutah (4068) - Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle shared by Mike
Appearance: Clear copper with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma and flavors of butter, caramel and toasted malts
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my friend Jamie: Poured a murky orange brown with a light head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt. Taste is a mix of caramel/roasted malts, light smoke, hops and very drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden and makes it feel light for a Scotch Ale.