corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good scotch... Not my favorite, but pretty good. Fairly sour and dry, malty and dark.
Beerandhockey8 (196) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a deep brown, almost black. Nose is heavy roasted malt, scotch, caramel, coffee. Taste is heavy bodied, bitter and sour. Finishes with the scotch bite to it, but smooth. Great beer, love the complexity. A lot of scotch ales don’t have a scotch taste, this is not the case here.
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml (11.2oz) bottle. Pours dark, clear, cola-brown. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, peat. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, peat, roasted grain, with a sweetness that runs from beginning to end. The gold standard of scotch ales. Glad to see it is being distributed again.
poisoneddwarf (1622) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle, thanks brenn79. Aroma is sweet, toasted marshmallow, fruity esters, minerals, very English. Pours clear mahogany with a one finger beige head with decent retention. Taste is sweet, finishing dry with a little tartness. A little oxidized. Oily texture, full body. A little too sweet for me.
Bif (1303) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a small tan head and random bits of lacing. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, bit of caramel and chocolate. Taste of dark fruit, a bit like raisins, bit of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel sweetness, Bitterness is quite mild with a light lingering sweetness. Medium body, smooth, with a rich texture and well balanced. No trace of the 8% ABV. Enjoyable beer that goes down easy. Nice beer to kick back and relax with.
DrSilverworm (5028) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz bottle, from Party Source. Best by 23/04/14. Clear dark red brown color. Thin khaki head. Leaves some thicker lace. Kind of a stronger sweet taste, light bite in the finish. Lots of caramel malt, and some dark fruitiness. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation, if not a little watery. OK scotch ale. Too sweet, one dimensional to really be something special.
dmac (3754) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a clear deep chestnut brown with a smaller creamy deep beige head that leaves a little long lasting slick on the outer edges. Aroma of figs and raisins, nuts, peat, earth, English toffee. Fuller bodied with average carbonation of small tight bubbles, a lingering aftertaste that has some suprising sweetness compared to the earthy aromas. Flavor isn’t quite as good as the aroma, notes of dark raisin skins, earth, peat, buttered well done toast. Good stuff.
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a finger of head on a brown colored body. The aroma has a heavy dose of malt, caramel and brown sugar. There’s a moderate brown sugar sweetness that mellows out towards the end. It has the mild pine bitterness that brings a good balance. The texture is soft with low to moderate carbonation. Overall OK.
Chudwick (1790) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - can’t believe I’ve never rated this before. Two or three winters ago, that’s all I drank. Nose is dead up caramel and chocolate. Earthy aromas in the mouth with old-man candy. Why did I ever stop drinking this? oh yeah, the price and I rarely buy beers I’ve already rated.
EddieG1 (11) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown to cola color with very little tan foam. Sweet, mild caramel with malt flavor.