BBB63 (6395) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish/Brown hue with small head and okay lacing. Aroma hints of roasted malt, smoke, whiskey barrel, candy caramel apple, and floral pine. Large malty sweet taste initially. The middle found a minor twangy hop presence. The finish was smoky peat-like and woody dry. This medium-bodied beer had an alcoholic feel and a nice warming effect. While I didn't fully embrace the beer initially, it grew on me. I found it wonderfully confusing and complex, each sip a slighty different experience.
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt molassis aroma.Brownish red appearance.Bitter chocolate malt flavors with fruity peaches.Long balanced hoppy malty finish.
mykenry (3) - Grass Valley, California, USA - JUL 11, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the better Scotch Ales I've had. Great color, flavor, mouthfeel. Wonderful warming finish. I've had it on tap and in the bottle and never disappointed.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
love the name of the beer and it's good. reddish copper in color with a sweet hoppy taste.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - MAY 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
really heavy on the tongue with a really water downed flavor, the burps this thing give you are way better tasting, tasted like it was left over swill that was rebottled
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Starts off with a very light grain aroma with a hint of chocolate. Pours a deep clear ruby red copper, with a head that doesn't last too long. An interesting strong malt beginning fade into a strange center filled with conflicting tones between the alcohol and hops, kind of an off twang, then finishes with a sweet smooth texture. Interesting, but the middle is kind of weird.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - APR 22, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Seems to fit the style description for the most part, but I don't think the pieces fit together very well. I found it too malty-sweet with some dissonant flavors attacking from other directions. Could not even get through half of the bomber.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Huge bottle and the taste is a bit rough and alcohol-tinged. Harsh herbal notes and just plain undrinkable. I know it's won some awards. Count me among the people who just don't "get" this brew.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell carmel and maybe some coffee. Taste sweet hops. Tangy and malty. Slight coffe flavor.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a brownish color with reddish tones. A frothy small head. An aroma of chocolate carame and sweetness. A sweet flavor, some hoppy notes and caramel. A touch of chocolate and notes of oak. A medium body.