jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with Dallas. Pours a deep brownish mahogany. Aroma is smoky and cinnamon. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with roast, smoke, light fruit, spice, meat, and cinnamon. the flavor improves as it warms.
BrewDad (4493) - 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.
mar (4463) - 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.
badgerben (4323) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4291) - 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.
dwyerpg (4257) - 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.
Pailhead (4232) - 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.
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a dark amber-hued body, fair clarity, and a small, abruptly short-lived, off-white head.
Smell: Darkened, sweetish malts, a bit of honey-scented cereal, finely-ground spice dusted atop, and a fruityish sniff of almost imperceptibly earthy cherrywood-smoked malt, but also some added dark fruits and a little peppery alcohol hint of sweet vermouth. Reminds me of a pipe tobacco I had a couple years prior. Kinda.
Taste: Pale, toasty malts given a crusty sliver of roastiness and coating of sweet, nutty brown sugar. Then, a fairly bright, noted fruitiness from the smoked cherrywood, but also some raisin and baked, spiced apples. Low hint of herbal-toned hops, very low bitterness present. Some rising mouth-throat-belly heat from the alcohol presence. Little hint of Jamaica pepper. Sweetish finish with a bit more fruity, a bit more spice, and, then, a bit more alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not exceptional, but a very decent effort from Leinie.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from notes, unknown date but likely 2012. Very dark brown. Aroma of malt, sweet rather than dry grain. Interesting flavor of roasted marshmellow.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is sweet and rich with lots of caramel and resin hops. The appearance is amber brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good.