Michbeerlover (101) - - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 bottle. Pours a brownish orange with no head. Intense aroma of apple cider and slight alcohol. Taste matches aroma and is quite sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with no carbonation. I don't taste any alcohol at 11%. Reminds me of apple cider with no tangy bite. More like a strong juice than a beer.
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BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle received via trade with FlandersNed. Pours lightly hazy brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, earthy hops, dates and figs with some oxidized sherry notes. Flavor is sweet and caramelized malt, faint hops and bitterness, lightly tart with dark dried fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1904) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with thin, fuzzy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, figs, dates, light toffee, floral hops, and faint toast. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, floral notes, light spicy hops, and faint toast; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my mom. Pours a clear deep amber grayish tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has notes of musty grain and cereal with a bit of bourbon and raisin. Flavor has more raisin with some sweet grains and a bourbon.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle for rating #4900:   Deep and dark caramel, thin tannish head, sudsy, spotty lacing.   Meaty nose of peat and campfire, some ash and charred wood.   Also some fig/date.   More fruity on the tongue than most, has a slight prunish tinge to it.   The peat and ash dont seem as strong on the tongue as the nose suggested.   As it warms I get very faint vanilla and toffee/caramel notes, likely from the bourbon barrel aging.   Body and mouthfeel are
moderate.   Doesnít capture me as a big or hefty example, but its better than most.   Its more fruity for sure, and the backside has a slight sour tinge to it.   Decent overall, but not what I was hoping for based on the reviews.   Seems fairly average to me.
knickskicks (496) - - APR 6, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark burgundy, no head. Nose is light sour apple, toffee, caramel, barrel. Taste is huge caramel apple, banana, vanilla, toffee, light maple syrup. Slightly boozy finish with a light lingering sweetness. Silky mouthfeel.
MeadMe (1089) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cola brown. Aromas of brown sugar, and caramel, light spice. Flavor is bread dough malty with caramel and butter browned brown sugar. Wonderful roasted goodness with notes of dark fruit. Hints of chocolate and honey. Roasted malty awesomeness. Body is on the fuller side, rich and creamy. Canít imagine a scotch ale being much better than this!
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malt, bread, licorice, peat, and white grapes. Taste is white grapes, spice, figs, and a splash of booze. Dangerously drinkable and a fine example of a scotch ale.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a semi murky lighter brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of burnt caramel, some light barrel, and dark fruits. Falvor was midly peated, dark fruits, nice roasted notes withing being astringent. Really nice big example of the style.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the March 2013 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy dark brown color with a small foamy tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was uncooked bread dough, pretzel and a bit of cherry. The flavor was sour caramel with a medicinal presence and a malty middle with hints of honey and uncooked bread dough. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied with well concealed alcohol. Solid.