JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. My first and only Moylans. I like Scotch Ales, so I naturally compare this with the few I’ve had, like Skull Splitter and McEwan’s. The first thing is that the full malty aroma wasn’t there. The nice dark brown (a tint of red) color was there, nice mouthfeel. A tad overcarbonated. The flavor was good, but not top-notch. I certainly think Moylans is onto something here, though - the deficiencies are pretty minor overall - a step away from being great. Bottom line is I got this in a corner store in SF while visiting, and if I lived there I’d probably buy it on the regular.
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2006 On cask @ Moylans poured a clear dark brown with a small amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, and bread. Flavors of toffee, bread, hint of dark fruit, and a wee bit vinous.
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep deep red with a brownish tint, off white head, clear with a few bubbles. Aroma is malty, kind of a bready smell to it, a hint of ethanol hanging in there too. Strong malt flavor, very rich with bourbony notes, a little bit of alcohol bite, hop bitterness peeks through as it finishes. Full bodied, carbonation was a bit heavy I thought, coats my mouth very smoothly, rich but not oily at all. It stacks up with the other Moylans beers that I’ve had, good stuff.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had an aroma of fruit paticularly apples. Ruby red body with tan head that settled on top of beer till finish. Some lacing left on glass. Flavor at first gulp was of alcohol. Alcohol flavor gave way to a sweet malt flavor. Was good with my breakfast burritos.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark caramel brown with a nice white head that dissipated quickly.
Aroma is sweet malt and ripe fruits.
Flavor is malty,ripe fruit and caramel with a light alcohol finish.
vaportrail (14) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This isn’t as strong a brew as the name might imply. It pours out as a brown brew with an aroma of nuts and sweet fruit. The taste has a sweet malt flavor. I was hoping for a bit more from this brew.
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Very nice aroma of caramel, toffee, and light chocolate. Pours a dark transparent reddish-brown with a quickly diminishing off-white head. Flavor is buttery caramel, brown sugar, and light toffee. Flavors are not as strong as the great aroma would indicate. A light nuttiness comes in the finish a lingers a little in the aftertaste. Good but not great like I was hoping after the aroma.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and has a small head. The aroma has that lovely fruit feel to it, and the opening flavor is a nice burnt trace to it. I think I drank it too fast though...
thedm (5158) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a small sized head of light yellow brown colored fine to medium sized bubbles that left behind a very cloudy brown colored body with no visible carbonation and a fair lace. The aroma was nice with notes of apricot malts and caramel. The mouth feel was malty and mild from start to finish. The flavor contained notes of nice caramel malts. Rather enjoyable.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured brown w/ little head, sweet aroma, caramel malts. Flavor was a little sweet, pretty strong and flat, but not too bad.