AskForJenny (1027) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Red/brown liquid with dark tan head. Small bubbles. Molasses nose with some smoke, same on palate. This was good.
Leighton (12223) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Barcade. Pours dark brown/black with a thick, tan head. Nose is all roasted malts and some mocha. Flavor follows through with charming bitter malt character. Rich and almost creamy, this is a very smooth drink.
Slipstream (2096) - USA - DEC 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at RnH, where it was called a Scotch, but I thout it was closer to a porter. I see here that it is meant to be a little of both. Black pour. Strong, roasty flavor, with plenty of astringency. Middle Ages doesnt play around with dainty brews. Good stuff.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a black body with a tan head. Malty bitter body with chocolate and light roasted malts. Dry, milled malt, lightly chalky, with hints of fudge and chocolate. Eh.
Maverick34 (2394) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nice consistency, coffee aroma, some chocolate. Tasted fantastic, a bit of a malty finish. Found it to be surprisingly good.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 1016 at the Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse. Aroma of light coffee. Appearance is dark ruby brown, flavor is coffee with a scotch ale, malty taste.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Twelve oz. bottle, 10.03.09. Pours dark brown, off white head. Aroma is smoky, molasses, chocolate, coffee, flavor is similar with anise and maltiness.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks corey70! - Pours out a thin dk brown with a small tan head...aroma is roasty fruit and caramel, with some dry grain and cocoa...flavour is similar, toffee malt, fruity esters, a bit of smoke and a lightly sour twang...really liked this one...
douglas88 (6488) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle thanks to George. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is heavy malts, light caramel and dried plums and other fruit. The flavor is very much like a Scotch Ale; loads of rich toasted malts, some coffee and chocolates, some more metallic roasted notes as well. Like a mix of a Scotch Ale and Porter. Nice! Easygoing and smooth.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2010 [2355-20090731] Tap. Chocolate malt roast sweet grains aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Lots of coffee roast and burnt wood in the flavour along with a mild bitter evergreen aftertaste. Medium-full body. Quite good. (9/4/7/3/14) 3.7
(@ Middle Ages; Syracuse, NY)
[3487B-20101120] Tap. Little woody roast malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy light tan head. Big roasty grains flavour has a long roast malt aftertaste. Full body is a little boozy and bitter. Good, drinkable. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)