alexsdad06 (3101) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Binny’s SL. Pours a deep reddish amber brown color with a medium sized fine beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel/toffee malts, lightly toasted, sticky fruits, a very mild smoky peat with a light hop presence. The flavor is more sweet caramel/toffee, fruits, very light smoke with a mild earthy hop note. Thin with a softer finish. I am pretty sure it is required by law to drink any beer that shares your name.
nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. Deep garnet-burgundy body. Thin steady beige head. Pretty bland and unimpressive, though not offensive or off either. Very tame and malt centered, mild warming in the creamy finish. Pretty boring, worth a tick I suppose.
PorterPounder (4631) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber. Dark copper pour, light off white head. Aroma of bubble gum, a hint of smoke, some Christmas spices. Flavor is full bodied and belly warming. Smoky undertones permeate throughout, some caramel and toffee sweetness, some horehound candy, a hint of Christmas spices. Thick and sticky mouthfeel. Good companion to a cold night at the last grasp of winter.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 (Brad). Poured clear dark copper brown color with an average off-white frothy head that diminished slowly with good lacing. Good complex sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good well balanced sweet malt flavor with a good sweet malt finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
b3shine (2445) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks solid; a cloudy amberish-brown with light beige lacing. Smells of sweet malt, caramel, and some dark fruit. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Decent beer.
Ibrew2or3 (5823) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus beer from Atom. It pours clear copper with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up molasses, prunes and a bit of earthy date fruitinesss. The smooth taste comes across similar to the nose with a mix of molasses covered prunes and earthy dates as well as some malty sweetness. This is smooth tasty stuff.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear dark-caramel ale with flashes of burnt-orange when held up to light and a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Great retention. The toasty, biscuity nose presents subdued notes of minerals and hints of herbal roots. Medium-bodied with kicking carbonation. Well-balanced, toasty, light-caramel flavor. Finishes crisp and minerally with a caramelized toffee farewell. Bottle courtesy of KickInChalice!
ben4321 (3027) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/30/12, 7% ABV (not 8.5)
Aroma: This beer is heavy malty, lots of toffee, chocolate and caramel, some molasses, and a little earth
Appearance: This one pours a cloudy brownish-orange color with a bubbly off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-heavy sweet, it is rich and malty, with hardly any bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-full, it has a thick, fairly chewy feel to it, and a soft carbonation
They obviously weren’t kidding around with the hops taking a back seat. This is a malt front (middle and back too) beer. It delivers what was promised, and though I’m generally not a huge fan of all malt beers, I think it does a pretty good job. Sure, I would have liked a little more of a hop presence for some balance, but then it wouldn’t be this beer.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep caramel, moderate sandy head, frothy, litle lacing.   Somewhat of a sweetish tootsie roll malty aroma.   Very much a malty tootsie roll flavor profile up front.   Not really heavy, nor even that moderate.   Seems somewhat thin for a Scottish Ale.   Not getting any smokiness or peat in this one.   Straight up tootsie roll aroma and flavor.   Body and mouthfeel are barely moderate.   Finishes with a soft tootsie roll like malt flavor.   If this is 8.5%, well then I am Santa Claus!
daknole (7209) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour. Aroma of peat, caramel and ritz crackers. Sweet flavor, caramel, pale malts. Just average.