Darkmagus82 (1820) - - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a moderate brown color with a little bit of a ruby highlight and a one finger head of just off white foam. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a roasted malt smell with some bit of a more grainy aroma mixed within. Along with these smells are some aromas of coffee and a decent showing of molasses and brown sugar. Some sweeter dark fruit aromas are there as well giving a bit more sweetness to the aroma overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a rather big and sweet malty taste with a good showing of caramel, brown sugar and toffee as well as lot of bready flavors. A light showing of a dark fruit flavor of cherry and plum are upfront as well with these flavors seeming to gain intensity as the taste advances to the end all while the caramel and toffee lose a bit of intensity. A bit of a graininess and some light smoke flavors come to the tongue at the middle and toward the end. With a little bit of coffee and cocoa showing up at the end as well, one is left with a sweet and smooth scotch ale flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the rather thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the roasted, sweet, and light smoke flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic making for a great slow sipper all while nicely highlighting all the nice flavors.
Overall – A very delicious scotch ale that has a more moderate abv. (at least for a scotch) but yet tons of great flavor. A very nice on to try if you get the chance.
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of lightly toasted brownies. Taste has cocoa and caramel.
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Tap. Pours clear ruby black, small tan head, creamy, nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, light smoke, dark bread. Medium sweet, lightly astringent, light bitter. Medium body.
OneHotPepper (68) - - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours very dark. Smoky smell and lighter flavor that most scotch ales
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robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a clear copper with a small white head.
smell is of caramel, peat, and smoke.
taste is of caramel, peat, earth, and some dark fruits.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gotta go against the grain on this one. This garnett/ tawny brown ale was the surprise of the night. Malty and rich, with some caramel and fruitiness and light smoke, chocolate and nut. Though they nailed the style, and drinks bigger than 6.5%. I’d buy this often if I could."
dklein7 (3) - - AUG 10, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Love this beer. Great product from,cool brewery, but hard to get outside of Montana. Worth the drive to the border!
mike5326 (1018) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a can. Dark brown color, small tan head. Syrup and malt aroma. Light body with a mild malt flavor and a light finish.
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kidobutai (421) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can--my first Scotch ale from a can, and my first Montana. Good offering on both accounts.
nasmith003 (98) - Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma with a hint of smoke. Clear and mahogany color. Balanced taste with a mild hop finish.