czar (5986) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at brewpub. dark brown-reddish with a nice beige head, good retention. roasted malts, light smoke, light phenols, fruitiness, maple syrup, molasses. average to soft carbonation, med to full body, nice grassy-citrusy finish with a hint of acidity.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No doubt thus is a strong ale to rejuvenate yourself after a strong climb. Sweet and almost maple syrupy in the nose, and the flavor matches this impreasion well, with a good touch of rauchbier leathery smoke. It tastes really good as a reault, I think this is the best "scotch ale" I?ve had, perhaps becuase its so unusual for thar fictitious (american) category. A bit heavy in the mouth, as befitting its title and its 8.0 abv. This is a solid beer. Unclear whether there’s actually smoke in this or whether the malt is simply peaty roasted to perfection. This place is growing on me fast. On tap at their brewpub.
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at Tap NY. Taste is pretty sweet and smoky. Medium mouthfeel, goes down easy. Good drinking beer.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at TAP NY. Pours a caramel and copper color with a medium tanned beige head. Soft hints of smoke, toast, sweet malt. Sweet and toasty, medium to thick body. Lots of toast as the smoke fades away, moving to more chewy malt.