edgallow (3411) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2012 Pours a very deep deep copper color with some excellent head and lacing. Hugely deep malty scent with huge hints of caramel and some treacle. Deep flavor, huge thick maltiness, with a bit of peat, some caramel, a bit of sugariness.
Autonetics1969 (10) - - DEC 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
English malt nose amber to red such reports clear pour. Very smooth malty beer with earthy hops.
koleminer20 (1857) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. The pour is a darker ruby tinted brown with a thin frothy white head and some decent lacing left on the glass. The aroma is malty and very typically scotch ale. I love the caramel and the malts. It's light and there is a little booze but still good. The flavor is very similar. There is a ton of caramel and malt up front that moves through a nice solid malt profile out the back. The mouth feel is thinner but pretty good. The aftertaste is lingeringly malty and caramelish. This makes me think of Dirty Bastard a lot, but I just think DB is a bit better. Not bad though
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721Lance (82) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at steakhouse in vegas..only decent beer on menu. Garnet color. Tadte of an amber with mild malts, no heat earthy flavors. No dame ring head with fairly lively co2
djd07 (8276) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold copper with no head. The aroma is peat smoke and scotch. Thin mouth with flavor of peat, smoke, booze, dry finish. Good
ffaoe (395) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep malt aroma. dark red in color with little head. nice malty flavor of caramel malts. slight hop flavor on finish.
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Hazy, dark caramel color. Toffee and dried fruit. Sweet candi and smooth.
slowrunner77 (9225) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
his was recommended by a trusted friend, though I then balked at the $12 price tag. I gotta say, it’s pretty much what I think the style should taste like. Sweet, a little peat, toffee, chocolate, tobacco. Nice rich, full feel. A little bubbly, but swirling made it near perfect. 8% just right, warm not hot, full and sweet w/o being cloying. Ever so slight hints, and only hints, of astringency make this just short of elite. Still thoroughly enjoyed."
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky sweet malt, caramel, & dark fruit; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and dark fruit (notably plums); Nicely balanced; Nice.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a malty brew with lots of British character. Toffee, bread, caramel, some creme brulee. Just a quick pinch of smoke up-front. Really well-done, smooth and balanced, not too sweet. Sessionable although the alcohol will sneak up on you.
DiarmaidBHK (4063) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours dark brown with a half inch of khaki foam. Has some solid peaty malt on the nose. The maltiness on the nose feels subdued. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.