HopScripts (28) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was somewhat underwhelming, appearance was also lacking. Has a good taste but lacks complexity. The palate was decent, overall I think there are much better options from this Brewery. But this is one of their most widely distributed beers.
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown/mahogany with a thin cap of mocha head and decent lacing. Nose is strong molasses and caramel with malt, dark fruits, mainly plum and cherry. Decent presence of alcohol. Mouth is very bitter and dry with caramel, malt, alcohol. Dark fruits-plum, cherry and raisin.
tmoreau (3714) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 On tap at BonFyre American Grille in Madison, WI., and dispensed to a shaker displaying a clear brown tone, with a modest head of light tan/ cream colored foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring & film, but left some ribbony lacing on the glass. The nose was light grain, toast, and some caramel & light molasses sweetness. Medium bodied with good carbonation, fairly hidden alcohol presence, medium hop bitterness, and some lingering, woody/smoky astringency. A decent, hefty Scottish. Next time on tap at the Harvest Lounge in the Sheraton Madison Hotel. (WI.) A little amber highlighting to the brown hue, better persistence to the off white head, and a touch of roastiness hooked up with the earthy bitterness. Finished with a bit of dryness. +.1
RobertDale (5441) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and fruit. Taste is malt, dark cherries, caramel, and some smoke. Pleasant to drink.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit weak aroma despite the deep scotch color. Taste is sweet and rich with hints of alcohol and lots of malt. Finishes with a bit of greasy but good finish. Good WI scotch ale
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit, fruity, and caramel aroma. Brown, off white head, mild lacing. Caramel, mild roast, mild alcohol, and mild hippiness. Sweet with mild bitterness.
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MaltOne (316) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Poured a nice mahogony red. Thin off white head. Minimal aroma (possibly due to over-chilling,... not my doing.) Taste provides a very nice sequence - toasty at first, then a touch of sweet hits the tongue, wrapped in a subtle hop finish. Very drinkable. ...Rerating 11/27 - Get one that’s not over chilled... Nice head dissipating to a thin foam haze on top, lacing on the glass. Aroma - still faint but dark baked banana bread.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Faintly hazed (I think) deep plum/mahogany color. Two fingers of frothy/creamy beige head. Retention is pretty good and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Tons of caramel with a good bit of toffee behind it. Sweet, like it should be. A little bit of toastiness. Raisiny fruitiness with sugary candied cherries. Very nice.
4.0 T: Again lots of caramel, toffee, and sweetness. This isn’t cloying in the least though. It’s sweet, but well balanced. Raisin, plum, and cherry fruitiness. Only mildly sugary in the taste. Toasty with the slightest touch of smoke. Again, very nice.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy. Good here, but I’d prefer a bit more creaminess.
4.0 D: Supremely drinkable and a damn good scotch ale. I had the bourbon barrel version of this and it sucked, so I guess it was the barreling that was fucked up and not the base beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-31-2012 22:05:57
wlajwl (5778) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is very malty and medium nutty. The flavor is malts, mild sweetness, fruit and a mildly smooth, slightly hoppy finish.
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of carmel, tofgfee, molases, light dark fruit and light peat. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, molasses and light peat smoke with a smooth lingering molasses finish.