kathouse (817) - Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an orange-red with a thin off white head. Cloudy beer smells like cherries and apricot. Flavor is alcohol and fruit with a tart dryness. Finish is fruit. Not what I expected in a Scotch Ale. Low maltiness and overly sweet.
neepsntatties (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at the 2010 Oregon Brewer’s Festival Buzz tent. Colour... dark amber with a thin head. Nose... oak, rum, raisins and charred condensed milk. Palate... grain-like up front, followed by vanillin, marshmallow, rum on the mid-palate, and more grain and a hint o’ booze on the finish.
boFNjackson (4027) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ OBF Buzz Tent... Poured dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of rum booziness, vanilla, and spiced grains. Malty, earthy notes of cinnamon, doughy, pastry-like, with a rich rum sweetness that hinted towards vanilla, with a hop, pine-like balance.