StefanSD (2183) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of secret santa. Thanks. Pours a dark brown color with a big foamy beige head that has excellent retention. The aroma is dark fruits, trace of peat and roasted barley. The taste features toffee, raisins, nuts, ann a bit of brown sugar. The palate is full and creamy and the carbonation is medium. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Very impressive malt bomb
CJ_Pain (124) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice !!!!!!! Pours a beautiful mahogany color with minimal head retention. Aroma is very subtle. Perfect malty butterscotch like taste that lingers in the after taste. A year round offering big IMHO perfect for a late spring or early fall day.
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rdixon77 (817) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice Scotch Ale. Light brown colored. Sweet, peaty, smoky, roasted malts. Taste has a sweet molasses presence that blends real well. Overall, lighter body than I expected which worked really well. Good stuff.
hopscotch (9387) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours clear, deep and dark with flashes of crimson. The aroma is a malty mingling of milk chocolate, caramel and a slight note of vanilla. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is malty and moderately bitter - unsweetened cocoa and a hint of caramel. Excellently-balanced. Finishes bittersweet - a touch more bitter than sweet. I’m getting no smoke out of this. Thanks to biggsbowler for supplying the bottle!
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark pour with a cream colored head. Really good. Damn good! Light smoke, peat, toffee, raisins, creamy coffee, toasted bread. Really good stuff.
rondphoto (2197) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ B&D Burgers / Savannah GA --- Clear, very dark ruby brown with a misty head cover, lots of bits and pieces of lace. Taste is roasted malt that stays pure, adding semi-sweet toffee midway through. This nearly turns it sweet, but bitters keep the finish in check. Actually quite good,a solid wee heavy.k
Itzjerm (1367) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Way to sweet no smokiness. Sweet on tongue almost sick flavor. Not much hop thin head. Light aroma. Flavor is candied sugars.
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BeerKurve (509) - - JUN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/red with a thin filmy khaki colored head. Aroma is mainly smoke, caramel malts, roasted barley and dry hops. Likewise for the flavor.
DocJitsu (1031) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby-brown with a dirty taupe-khaki colored head. Smoky asparagus, ripe fruit, and some caramel on the nose. Full-bodied, gets a bit crisp, and somewhat drying at the finish. Complexity is this scotch ale’s key distinction. Ripe fruit sweetness seems to prevail. Oddly enough, the smokiness doesn’t emerge until late. Vegetable bitterness at the finish. A note or two of chocolate underneath it all.
crajun (990) - , Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle from springslicker. had high hopes for this one as the style is becoming a favorite. I can see why many would enjoy but it just didn’t quite all pull together for my tastes.. copper brown pout Aroma is not much - some alcohol, wood, caramel. Taste has much stuff but again it doesn’t all pull together I get smoke, peat, alcohol, malt. too cloying sweet with a funky alcohol after taste. Rahr Iron thistle please