barleyandmalt (25) - USA - NOV 30, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer. Forward alcohol, but appropriate. Sweet in the way a scotch ale should be, but certainly not too sweet like many are. Fruity-malt finish. Solid mouthfeel. Way to go LL!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky brown appearance, like Mississippi mud, enormous head on my pint glass, thick, light cocoa-brown, creamy, softly popping down to size.
Aroma, nice and malty, distinct notes of cocoa, cream, delicate spices, nuts, a tricle of maple syrup or molasses, a little woody, a very complex and substantial Scotch Ale nose, quite rewarding in all respects.
Taste: huge, and uplifting mouthfeel, the Warp speed just floods the palate, washes over the senses, coats the mouth with deliciousness. Wow! This was my reaction on first sip, and guess what? Also, and the 2nd, and 3rd,...and so on, and so forth. Big flavor in this, big taste, full bodied all the way, with a long, fruity/ nutty/malty finish. A very solid beer, a winner all the way!
If I were as lucky as, say, cokes (who I thank for this growler), and could get this brew with regularity, I’d be a member of the Warp Speed Sippin’ Club, except I imagine I’d gulp it now and then, and even swig it!
I’m less than 1/3 into the jug, and I’m thrilled at the thought that I have so much more left to enjoy!
I marvel again, with every additional taste!
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice frothy head with really good lacing and a clear dark brown color. It falls into a thin layer that sticks around. Smooth brown flavors and a bite of some sort. This is a great beer, went well with turkey and stuffing.
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.
wlajwl (3476) - 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.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A strangle loosely bubbled spongey cap of dark ivory grows up pretty steardy over a dark crimsom clear body. Minimal spotty lace sticks.
Aroma of burnt raisin, pear, and plum uniquely set within an earthy sweet malt with touches of peet moss.
Taste is miraculously woven with lots of subtlities here. Malty malt malts are supreme with a soothing coat of sweet malts plucked of ripe fruits. Plum, raisin, pear, and apricot all sit in a dirty basket then set over a smoldering wet grass fire. Throw in some cinnamon apple pie filling, and here we are. One big smokey fruit pie. Mind you, all is subtle, nothing gains over itself. Its as if everything were carefully melted then stirred into the glass. There’s even bits of herbal hops slowly developing as it lingers off the malts in the finish along with a bit of chocolate. The warmer it gets the more subtle complexities it tends to favor.
Medium full heft. Big creamy malt loaden body thats not overly cloying but getting pretty freakin’ close. Fruitish, sweetish, smokeyish, gooeyish, tangyish, slowish. Sippingly succulent!
About what it would be like enjoying a beer infused Jolly Rancher while sitting around a campfire.
DavidP (1746) - 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.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown/dark amber body with a small off-white head. The aroma is golden raisins, caramel, brown sugar and floral hops. The flavor is caramel, floral, raisins and fairly dry. Medium/light body with soft carbonation and a dry, slightly bitter finish. Terrific stuff.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Both me and the missus loved this one. Nice to see a Scotch ale that has a pleasant sweetness with out being too cloying. Full flavored but quite easy drinking for it’s style we all thought. Serving: Draft
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2004 Roasted, and somewhat peaty. Colored like a pecan, little head. Chewy & malty, as to my liking. Smooth & little notice of alcohol (I'm not sure what the ABV is on this one, but I imagine it's 7-8%). Thanks to my roommate Skidz for a taste of this brew. A good choice.