Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of smokey chocolate and toffee. Clear, very red hued color. Sharply sweet with a peculiar candied fruit finish. Is it strawberry perhaps? Heavy viscous body. It’s trouble
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Hazy amber-brown pour, very minimal carbonation and a thinnish look overall. Soft malty nose, quite subdued and balance impression. Lots of toffee and caramel in the nose, only very modest peat and leather. Consistent with this impression, the taste is a bit under-developed compared to the complexity that sometimes comes with this style. Teasing dark fruits and smoke, but it doesn’t quite develop enough. Solid but only that.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a half finger of head on a deep amber colored body.
The aroma is a wonderfully rich caramel, licorice and cotton candy.
The taste delivers with a high sweet rating dominated by caramel with the mildest lemon bitter. A fairly short finish with some alcohol heat, which is nice.
Smooth texture with moderate carbonation.
Enjoyable and good.
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark red-brown. Aroma is malts and cherry. Flavor is cherry up front. A little boozy, very nice palate.
boFNjackson (4119) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured dark brown with a thin, khaki head. Thick, full mouthfeel. This was a malt bomb. Quite nice. Very sweet with dark fruits like prunes, figs, and dates. Nice warming alcohol tone and even a little smokiness. Not a bad beer at all.
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Folsom, CA. Pours deep ruddy copper with a transient yellowish head. Aroma is lightly smoky roasted malt. Full bodied. Flavor is sweet malt with some mild spice. Maybe a touch of smoke. Or not. There’s a lot of malt - but I don’t find burnt or chocolate. More treacle. I think there’s some floral hop, but am not sure. It is very tasty in a heavy malty sort of way. I’m considering whether this is a smoke tinged barley wine thing. Whatever, it tastes good.
Patrickctenchi (3483) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy, wood brown with a small tan head.
Aroma is sharp, dark fruit, wood, caramel.
Taste is slightly smoky caramel, prune...
A bit boozy.
Smoothsippin (30) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots going on here. Sweet with some spiciness on the nose and into the mouth. Complex, with a tartness joining the sweet, fruity taste on the swallow. Finishes nice. Like it. A nice scotch ale.
conway (1332) - - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Tons of caramel malt but could use some smokiness to cut the sweetness.
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queenholly (2865) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sweet caramel, prune, and woody boozy aroma. Chestnut with a small beige head. Sweet smoky caramel malt, fruity prune/plum, and woody flavor. Medkum body, soft carbonation. A bit too sweet.