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 (2003) - 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 (3437) - 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 (1853) - 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.
arkurzynski (1583) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with brilliant red hues. Aroma is sweet toasted malt, light roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses, and light peat-like smoke. Sweet, fruity, toasted malt up front that fades to light roasted malt. Lightly dry. Finishes with a little hops and mild residual roast and fruit. Smooth and easy to drink. Dig it.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark brown, thin head. A wonderful malt aroma - sweet, hints of dark fruit. Heavy body, light hop bitterness & alcohol burn. Tastes lightly sweet or maybe not cloying, good maltiness. Not bad
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz bottle, as an extra. I must have gotten a bad bottle, cause this was horrific. I’m not sure of the ABV on this one, but the booziness was so over powering, and the bottle on top of it was oxidized and sherrified, and anything else putting off a crap aroma and taste. That’s all this was. I hope to try it again to re-review this one.
markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to GhostFace for this one as an extra. Cheers, Neal! Pours dark cola brown with some red highlights. Nose is slight smoke, dark malt, hint of vinegar and maybe some oxidation. Flavor is similar- dark malts, some dark fruit, a hint of smoke, and some tartness. Finish is somewhat tart in this light-bodied scotch ale.
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bread. Medium on the palate with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little smokey, with a slightly tart finish.