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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A sensual dark brew with the softness of a Scotch ale crafted with the malt make-up of an English Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thekmoonlegend (115) - Lynn, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Had this bottled from the brewery. Poured a dark amber-brown color with off-white slightly creamy head. Aroma sweet, with malts, caramel and a little fruit. Full-bodied with just enough carbonation, this beer tasted initially of malts and caramel, ending with a sweet, smoky, yet smooth finish. Very complex, I enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
12oz - Red/brown liquid with dark tan head. Small bubbles. Molasses nose with some smoke, same on palate. This was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slipstream (2464) - USA - DEC 3, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maverick34 (2984) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Draught. Nice consistency, coffee aroma, some chocolate. Tasted fantastic, a bit of a malty finish. Found it to be surprisingly good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2009
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8412) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2009
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.

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