wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted on 4/4/12 from a 12oz bottle obtained in a recent BIF. Pours dark auburn with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is bread malt with some green hops underlying, and maybe just a touch of raisin. The flavor is nicely malty with bread and some cereal up front, moving to the lightly bitter, but very green hops and the same lightly sweet touch of raisin. The body is nearly full with average carbonation and a medium finish that has some of the green hops and just a hint of raisin still.
PhillyCraft (2595) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with Tim the Mullet. Pours a somewhat hazy brown color, medum head that dissipated quickly. Aromas of bread, cinnamon, caramel, fruit, and ginger. Taste is nutty with a smoky character but overall a fruity palate with mollases and rich plum. Warming.
Theis (12162) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Hotel - Special thanks to Derek. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Roasted, nutty, cocoa, light bitterness, fruity, berries, toffee, sweetness, caramel, ok grainy, chocolate notes. dark fruity notes.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Sugar Maple. Pours a clear amber brown with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of light fruit but is mainly full of sweet grains , toffee and a hint of caramel. Flavor begins with bread that grows in sweetness and has some toffee and a bit of alcohol.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #82. Hazy dark amber/brown color with a nicely lacing dark white head. Sweet malty caramel in the nose and a hint of booze. Flavor is sweet dark fruits and a little smokey with some more caramel. Not nad. (2206)
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of GhostFace. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Earthy, peaty aroma with some toffee and mild hops. The taste is very earthy with tart berries as if it may be off. Some treacle and toffee notes as well. Medium bodied, high carbonation and pretty disappointing.
Chevami (2) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad Scotch Ale. It seemed to lean toward a medium bodied average beer for this category. Lively carbonation. The high octane 9% a.b.v. has that going in it’s favor ;>} Paid almost $12.00 for a six pack. Would like to see Lake Louie Brewing provide brew date information on the bottle or label, but perhaps since it’s a seasonal brew it may not matter?
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thank you! Dark purple maroon color, thin beige head, delicate lacing. Aroma of intense caramel. Taste is smooth and sweet caramel with a bit of bitter chocolate and light spice. Not bad.
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoy it on tap at Hawk’s Bar & Grill on State St. Madison! Great seasonal brew for the cold winter months. Friend that works here has turned me onto it and it has turned into my favorite winter brew this winter. Which is off the beaten path of my Stouts and Mead.
twindadplus2 (570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear coppery brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma is sweet nutty malt with a hint of hops. Flavor is creamy, nutty malt with a bitter hops kick and a smoky sweet backbone. Smoky, lightly bitter finish with a tingly, creamy mouthfeel. Good to see my thistle glass get an occasional workout, especially for a good scotch ale like this one.