DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown body with a thin tan head. Big caramel/milk chocolate sweetness in the aroma with nut dryness and some apple to break it up. Very appetizing. Medium body with a gentle but dense carbonation to really fill it out. The main thurst of the flavor is a strong raisin/plum sweetness with some chocolate malt alongside. As this dissapates roasty black malt and bitter stemmy hops come into play. By far the most interesting part is the lingering, smoky finish. The initial sweetness is a bit cloying but the roast and hops and a delight to linger on.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with Duane - Thanks Duane! - Pours brown with a small tan head that fades pretty quick. Aroma is of caramel, smoke, alcohol, brown sugar, and a bit of peat. Flavor is smoky caramel with some brown sugar. Quite malty and earthy. Palate is medium bodied and fairly smooth to drink. Alcohol is covered pretty well. Not much carbonation. Pretty drinkable
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mid brown color,small head,soft malt nut aroma,though its sometimes hard to tell when they fill the pint right to the top, carmel malt taste with a touch of sweetness,a slight slickness to the mouthfeel. Very well done for this underated brewery
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Maroon-walnut with a smallish flat tan head...nose lightly alcoholic, with cherry, peat smoke and apple making appearances, sweet...smooth, sugary, lightly smoky acerbic body, bit lactic, with touches of port and wood...moderate to full body, low carbonation. Not bad, but not taken with it either.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet caramel malt and pear aroma. Deep brown murky color, with a creamy tan head. Heavily nutty flavor, with hazelnuts and pecans over cream and butter. Palate is wicking, almost immeadiately evaporating and dissapating, but for a Scottish Ale respectable. Unfortunately, at the end over the dry nutty smack a blast of stryofoam.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruddy brown opaque pour with a nice even head, slightly creamy in nature. Specks of yeast distort the ruddy color and detract from the overall appearance. The nose is pleasant with hints of apricot and pear, and the flavor is light and airy with a hint of nutty cheese and light coffee. The finish is slightly weak, as the alcohol feels as though it evaporates the lingering malts right off the tongue.
frisbe60 (14) - Spring Green, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle showed little head, as is the style. Flavors that agree wth me, slight chocolate. Great body and mouth feel. Not too sweet to drink multiple servings, but high enough in alcohol not to drink too many. Have had it from the tap at The Shed (in Spring Green), and wish I could post a review while drink the tap. I’ll take notes next time. One of my favorite beers.
deschepp (5) - USA - DEC 20, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle. Scotch style ale. Pours with a weak head. Subtle aroma hints of roasted malt alcohol content apparent. Dark yet translucent with an appealing color. Strong roasty malt flavor without being too sweet. Strong finish. Medium body. Warms my stomach.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12-oz. bottle, this pours a deep brown with amber edges. Small light tan head that disappears fairly quickly Appears to be clear though there ain’t much light making it through. Nothing big going on in the aroma. Caramel in the initial taste, followed up by a chocolatey-nutty taste and maybe a hint of plums. Very smooth & moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Nice!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown/Red Tints Coloring with Sandy Ring. Sweet Malty Aroma and a Milky Mouthfeel. Sweet, Light Dry Milk Taste..Very Smooth and Bordering on Watery. For Drinkability This One Will Certainly Go Down Easy.