michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Complex aroma of malt, scotch, light peat, toffee, slight smoke, brown sugar, molasses, toasted caramel, and the slightest hint of alcohol. Poured deep orange/brown in color with a large, loose, brown head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, smoke, light peat, scotch, light smoked meat, and a hint of molasses. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, smoke, peat, scotch finish is medium sweet and dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Schmidtguy for the trade - deep mahogany, with little head. Smells rich, almost decadent - Earthy Molasses, some woody notes, even a bit of honey. Full, rich palate. Some coffee, some earthy notes, some dark dried fruit. Pretty tasty...
mar (4653) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
at big texas beer fest. deep amber with a cream head. nose is peat, smoke, rich malts, toffee, and caramel. chewy palate, heavy peat, light fruit, caramel, and a toffee finish.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - pours a dark ruby with a fair tan lace - nose of toffee, moderate melanoidin richness, vanilla bean, bourbon, light smoke - however, there is also a mild acidity that seems off and unintentional - body is fairly creamy - moderate acidity early, tart, almost sour - uncharacteristic of the style, tasting characteristic of an infection - underneath there are rich malts, moderate smoke, plum, raisin - but itís hard to overlook that initial sourness - disappointing.
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Dark Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice big wee scotch and super malt flavors. Lots of fruit, light bready this was a tasty beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at Dís in Monroeville this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, plum, sugar and prominent alcohol. The flavor was tangy and boozy with ripe dark fruits, sugar, more booze, banana, molasses and sherry. The finish was long tangy dark fruits and alcohol. Medium body. Exceptionally boozy but somehow with this one it worked. Interesting.
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of big caramel, brown sugar, toffee, light-moderate smoke, and a hint of fruit. It pours a dark amber thatís transparent when held to the light. It has a 1/2 finger khaki colored head. About a minute later it fades to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. Some minimal wispy lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with molasses, brown sugar, and light caramel. It finishes light-moderately fruity with some hints of chocolate and smoke. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, the aroma gave me high expectations, but I thought the flavor that followed was a little bit of a letdown. However, for a style that hadnít been doing anything for me lately, I found this one of the better Scotch Ales that Iíve had in quite a while.
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright, but a little thin. Smells decent; what youíd expect. Tastes meh. Good...for a Leine.
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a very small head. Bready aroma with light berries. Strong caramel flavor. Lots of malt and bread. As it warms, a lot of fruit and berry character. Odd for the style, but it works.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First impressions of this were pretty solid. A big peaty smoky aroma, looks fine. The initial flavor is pretty malty/Scottish for lack of a better word. However, as I get to the second and third beer I like it less and less. Not too sessionable for sure. The sweetness and peat just donít mix right for me.