durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler filled at The Beer Growler in Brookhaven, ATL. Pours a rich creamy-topped reddish copper, soft and full on the palate. Great malt profile and nice bitterness. Almost like an imperial bitter, if that makes any sense at all. A tad sweeter, though, and a subtle hint of peat smoke.
tillmac62 (338) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear rich dark ruby (when held to light). World Class head volume, lacing and retention.
Smells like a scotch ale should, but is a bit on the light side. Dark fruit (plum, date, raisin), molasses, light roast and a hint of smoke.
Medium bodied with a texture that has creamy aspects. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is intense, complex, well balanced and is borderline outstanding. It begins with a sweet burst of molasses and dark fruit that quickly yields to a roast bitterness. Under the bitterness, caramel notes emerge in the middle. Subtle smoke characteristics emerge right before the finish, gain in intensity and come to the forefront as the finish fades over a subsiding caramel and molasses sweetness. In the lingering finish, prune notes are evident as well as a slight alcohol burn, subtle dryness and bitter pucker.
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at my hotel in Atlanta. Dark cola-colored pour with a big carbonated head. Previous rater described cola in the taste - I totally get that. Maybe the higher level of carbonation? But also in the flavor profile - some molasses. Hint of smoke. Quite good.
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark with a fading head..Nose is stale, light smoke, spice, dry, cola...Tatse is cola, caramel, dry, spice, dusty..
DrSilverworm (7800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Dark brown, near-black color. Good tan head, leaving good ridges of lace. Nice dark chocolate and moderate smoke flavor. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Good more full feel. Light slick finish. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Touch of butterscotch. Very solid tasty enjoyable balanced scotch ale. Nice bit of earthy hop to it.
RichardGretton (4366) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Boll Weevil, Augusta. Pitch black beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is gently coffee roasted, and the flavour is deeply roasted with plenty of bitterness and some molasses. Overall a nice strong ale.
Augdraught1981 (170) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark, transparent black ruby - orange color with minimal aroma and a thin head. Very rich & substantial malt profile that stays roasted & bitter throughout. The richness turns slightly sweet & easy to drink midway through the glass and is one of those beers that should be enjoyed cool, not cold. A very enjoyable big beer.
ColovianTrader (383) - - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super malty and smooth. Notes of roasted nuts, grains, toffee and molasses. Hints of cocoa.
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark brown with a finger of foamy head. No sign of smoke, leaving the sweetness too cloying.
snoworsummer (2859) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the TAP in Atlanta airport. Pours dark brown with a creamy bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes nutty, like alcohol, a little earthy and woody, rich maltyness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, roasted nuts, and booze.
Iphonephan (3914) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. raisin nose. Flavors of caramel. Smooth finish.