Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 12-oz bottle during MN Gathering 2.5. Pours a semi-hazy brownish amber colored brew with a fast dissolving off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a hint of peat, and a touch of smoked honey. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toffee, caramel malt, some roasted nuts, smoked honey and a touch of vanilla. Finish is semi-sweet, malty with a candy caramel aftertaste that quickly disappears.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Skyview Tasting 2.5. No idea who brought this one, but thanks! Brown color with no head. Aroma of peat and caramel. The peat drifts in the taste to the band-aidy side of life. More caramel and sweet malt.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (From Cletus if I remember right!) Light pumpkin colored pour, little carbonation and an awesome aroma that reminded me of a subdued version of makers mark. Flavor was caramelly scotch, booze and very well balanced.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid malty aroma on this hazy headless pour. A really sweet carmel honey body. Fantastic.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy dark copper/chestnut brown with deep golden orange/ruby hues when held to a light source and 1.5 finger frothy off-white head that slowly fades into a lasting cap which leaves sporadic splotches of lacing.
Slightly smokey caramel malt aroma with hints of hazelnut, honey, molasses, caramel candy, butterscotch, toffee and biscuit. Subtle ops also make an appearance but this smells just like a piece of caramel candy.
Medium bodied with a slight touch of smokiness as well as a strong spicy and hop forward flavor. Oily, buttery body with some caramel malt, caramel candy, butterscotch, toffee and butter. I guess this is what’s called diacetyl. Very different but not my thing.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky brown .. . low med foam .. . very smooth, abv is set right .. . toffee and honey choc flavors .. . quite fried out refined with crazy drink down the throatness .. . those are dog years .. . pretty good.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to Summer Secret Santa ’09. Pours a cloudy dark rust orange with small offwhite head. The aroma is burnt caramel, wood, some interesting red wine notes, some mild fruity and citrus hints, dates, and some sweet alcohol like a cordial. The flavor is dates, port, toasted wood, grapes, caramel. Toward the finish it takes on a brine and smoke character that I typically associate with Islay style Scotch. Alcohol is well masked... the aftertaste is very, very whisky-like. Pretty good stuff.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Alan, you were right this is damn good! Pours a nice cloudy amber color. Aroma is delicious. Raisins, figs, dates, caramel, brown sugar, and roasted marshmallows. Flavor is full and wonderful. Sweet and fruity...toffee, dried dark frutis, brown sugar and some very light salty peat flavors. HELL YES!
Palidor19 (2845) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
gives a strong taste of fruity goodness with some flavors of figs and dates. slightly carbonated which could take away from some flavor. the palate is full yet lacking. still despite all of the flaws, this a beer that you must have
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is incredibly fruity and malty with figs, raisins, butterscotch, caramel, toffee, cream, and some oak. The appearance is deep amber with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma which is fantastic. The palate is smooth but not thick. Overall this has to be my favorite beer so far!