nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, paper, butter scotch and yeast. The appearance is amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall not that great it’s ruined by the paper quality. I am not a fan.
Palidor19 (3036) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
has a nice flavor of malts with a touch of caramel and vanilla. the palate is only medium but doesnt have a real kick even though its 8%. the beer is really fantastic
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Deep slightly cloudy orange with medium small off-white head. Aroma malt, bread, brown sugar. Medium full body, hint of warming alcohol and light carbonation. Flavor is mostly malty and sweet but also with some raisins, molasses, a little hoppy bitter balance although really not that prominent so in the end slightly sticky. Still flavorful and enjoyable.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Clear red-brown with good, creamy, tan head / Sweet nose of raisins, other dark fruit, brown sugar, and wood / Full body, sweet, malty, and chewy, with fine hop balance and long, lightly bitter and ever so slightly hot finish / Rich flavors of brown sugar, fig, date, raisin, walnut, marshmallow, anise, and oak / One of the great scotch ales that I have had.
obguthr (4373) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt, cherries, walnuts on the nose, slightly boozy. Clear tea, medium yellow head. Sweet malt, walnut, dried leaves. Boozy, but not that big of a deal.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Clear, deep amber color. Two and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is very good and a short ring of lacing if left.
4.0 S: Nice aroma on this. Peaty foremost followed by toasted malts, caramel, and toffee. Also a fairly strong cider component. Some dark fruits.
3.5 T: Tastes just like the nose. Peaty, big toastiness with caramel and toffee in the background. This is a lot drier than I was expecting, but it’s tasty nonetheless. Much less cidery than the nose suggested though.
3.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Creamy for how thin it is. Good, but I wish it was a bit thicker.
4.0 D: A couple categories were borderline, so I’ll bump this. Tasty, well crafted beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-16-2012 02:42:12
doublebock (520) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with light beige head. Smells like a sour beer with oaky musty aroma. Creamy texture with tart yet malty flavor . Tastes more like a dark sour ale than a typical malty scotch ales. Quite a unique brew
drjay44 (2860) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged. Vintage February 2011. Pours a mediumlight beige head, over a clear, copper (SRM 17) body....nose is raisin, plum, treacle, hints of molasses....taste is sweet malts with toffee/caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, date, finishing with minimal hop spice....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, light alcohol tones, carbonation adds a medium spritz. This meets the style quite well. It is very malt forward, with great richness, sweetness and complexity from the malt. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
deyholla (7590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Owen & Engine. Pours a clear reddish amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains and nuttiness with a bit of caramel and a bit of booze. Flavor has sweet grains and caramel with a bit of backing light fruit and booze.
ebone1988 (304) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells sweet like raisins, and bready. About a 1-finger head, dark ruby in color, just the way a scotch ale should look. Fruity and malty at the front, finished bitter at the end. Medium to full body, just how I like it. I pretty smooth beer going down, overall I would drink this one again for sure.