djd07 (4515) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark amber with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin malt and roast. Flavor is similar to aroma with raisin and light dry finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well a good scotch ale from Leinenkugel.
RobertDale (3849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Finishes sweet. Pretty good.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a hazed brown hued body with a medium sized tan head that lasts decently well. Aromas are of brown sugar, figs, plums, dark fruit, caramel malt, and dark fruits. Light smokey aromas. Flavors are very smokey, peat, bacon, dark fruits. Light brown sugar, caramel and blue cheese. Fuller mouthfeel, fuller carbonation than expected.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours deep, brown amber with tan head that fades away. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit and molasses. Flavor is much the same with a light sweetness and a bit Smokey, almost hints at bacon. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy with low-medium carbonation. Overall, solid brew!
demitriustown (1103) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is malt forward, plums, alcohol, slight roasted and chocolate notes. A light herbal hop texture sneaks through in the background. Appearance is a very carbonated dark reddish hue with a thin tan head that lingers. Taste has got a nice full malty texture, nice complexity then finishes with a cough drop like note. Plates really carbonated on the tongue and finishes with the lingering medicinal note. Overall, Pretty good has some flaws, but not too many flaws that makes it horrid. Cheers!
tmoreau (2682) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and served to a Big Eddy logo-ed snifter with a ruby highlighted, deep mahogany color, moussy, cream/light tan head foam that gradually diminished to a thick ring & film, and left clingy dots & dashed of lacing on the glass. The aroma was substantial malt, caramel, dark fruit as prune, raisin, and cherry, a port-like nature, and some slight earthiness. The flavor added minimal hop bitterness, a syrupy texture, medium+ body, near cloying sweetness and some pleasantly warming alcohol. I would have preferred a little less sweetness, some elevated earthy peatiness, which is usually consistent with the style, and some dryness to the finish, but was basically satisfied with this brew as a decent sipper.
TheEpeeist (3428) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Clear cola brown with a creamy tan head. Nose is peat, toffee and faint grape. Silky body with a buzz ending sticky. Taste is quite sweet cherry and grape, peat adds a bitter note with lingering smoke. I got a fortified wine feel from this one.
SudsMcDuff (6205) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4pack from SpeCs .. . Pours a deep ruby .. low head, low lacing .. . dark caramelled fruits, plum, and fruit infused toffee .. . medium mouthfeel, soft .. . medium to medium long finish .. . this is quite a bit better than i thought and even though i love it when american brewers go against style and add smoked malt, this is spot on for style and very tasty!! .. the heat should through a bit, this should age like a champ103 .. . recommended for a nice simple scotch ale quaffer! .. . .
I’m just smoking a fish.
Regular or menthol?
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium brown color with a very minimal white head. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit and sweetness. The flavor pretty well followed the aroma with a little roastiness thrown in. Pretty good!
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid offering although nothing really stood out as exceptional. Dark rusty penny pour with a small eggshell head. Caramel, cocoa, toffee, brown sugar and honey are all there. Tons of malt, not much else. Sticky, sweet, but not at all cloying. Really good considering the style.