LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ugh. This smelled like copper pennies in moss covered well water. the flavor was slightly better but still had a lot of that pennies and copper stuff. The hops felt drowned and the only true beer-type flavor was the carmel malt that almost saved this beer from being completely bad.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich aroma and mouthfeel. Smoky, not too sweet, but not because it is balanced with hops, rather a malty thick sipper. Many complex sugary tastes showing the glory of the grain.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, from BevMo. Wow, can’t believe that I haven’t rated this one yet! Pours a clear deep mahogany color with a small beige head that diminishes quickly to nothing. Aroma is sweet and malty, rich with dark fruits, maple, faint floral notes, and a bit of molasses. Flavor is also predominantly sweet, with more rich dark fruitiness, clover honey, dark brown sugar, a bitter roastiness, alcohol and an interesting astringent finish. Full body and extremely modest carbonation on the tongue. Enjoyable.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby/amber with light tan head. The malt is big, but the smoke and peat are not. They are there but half muted. I love Islay scotch, so I’m always looking for a scotch ale that will reach up out of the glass a punch me with smokey, peaty, scorched earth flavors. Not this one. Brew is lightly sweet, also. Some caramel and nuts. All malt. Full, smooth palate. A nice after dinner drink. Solid, but not aggressive enough on the scotch part for my taste.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a nice sweet aroma.this was quite good with flavors of nuts and maltsWas full body with a nice clean finish.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle. Poured dark brown with an average off-white frothy head that diminished slowly. Moderate nutty sour citrus aroma. Medium body with sticky texture. Balanced medium sweet sour flavor with a medium duration finish. Stronger citrus flavor than I expected.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The label does not lie, this beer is a meal. Clear brown pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and some nuts. Lots of earthy, peat-like flavor, as if the beer was finished in a scotch barrel. The caramel and nuttiness there throughout compliment it nicely. A really good beer, especially if you don’t plan on doing anything afterward.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - APR 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a great head.Aroma was good.Color was dark.Taste I swear it tasted like mole(chile pepper and chocolate).I was thinking of tortas when I tasted this.i liked this beer,Definately a distinct flavor.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent Scotch ale. Some caramel flavor, decent hops, and a heavy malt. A nice thick feel, decent flavor. Not bad.
ABUSEDGOAT (2607) - California, USA - APR 22, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber body, moderate head. Nuts, caramel and molasses. Flavor has these notes but doesn’t feel like a Scotch ale. Actually, I don’t know what this feels like. Whatever..