DavoleBomb (1522) - 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 (4688) - 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 (11364) - 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.
burg326 (4726) - Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle pours an amber color, aromas of light sour cherry, sweet malt, light caramel, and some light smoke. Flavors follow the aromas, nice little beer that has a slight booziness as the beer warms.
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle opened in 2010. Pretty ruby-brown color and lacy beige head. This bottle has sour cherry in the nose with the caramel, almost a lactic tartness. Tart and dry taste, light-bodied and lively. Would be a credible Flemish brown but I doubt that was the intention... but I rate based on what I enjoyed, not what the brewer intended.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. deep brown pour with red/purple hues. sweet malt aroma, dark fruits and some hops. flavor closely follows the aroma. liquid is on the thin side but this one still is decent.
fidelis83 (2208) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy copper tinted brown with a thin, creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, toasted nuts, woody notes, a touch of fruit and roast. Flavor is full of toasted nuts, toffee and woody malt notes up front, some tree fruit, dark caramel, a little roast, earth and herbal hops. Palate is medium bodied, with a slick to syrupy entry, off dry and oily finish and light, but fairly sharp carbonation. Decent, nicely malty.
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark plum color with medium beige head. Small amt of lacing. Aromas is nice and hoppy for a scotch. Tons of grapes, cherry juice, blegian sugar, various sweet malts. Taste is a cherry candy flavor, bready caramel, amaretto, Has a nice hop bite at the end once the sweet flavors hit you.
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a cloudy deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is a candi-sugar sweetness and friuty esters. Lots of thick sweet caramel malts, toasted malts, and hints of fruits and chocolate in the flavor with a bit more butterscotch.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown color with a fizzy tan head. Both the aroma and taste have a strong roasted malt presence with a hint of brown sugar, a light smokiness and a mildly dry finish. The body is very light but also smooth which makes this a rather mild brew and a nice change of pace for the typical scotch ale.