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!
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper with no head. Aroma of malty sweetness. Smooth and very tasty. This is light for the style but I like that. Very good beer!
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nick76 (4126) - 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!
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque rust colored red with a 1 finger head that quickly recedes to form a nice collar around the glass.
The first aroma I smell is booze followed by sweet malts and notes like caramel and butterscotch. I have to say once you get past the bourbon (?) notes it really is nice.
Now for the first taste...warm and creamy with a nice butterscotch taste. Not as alcohol harsh as I thought it might be. Pretty smooth tasting. Slight oak flavor. Medium mouthfeel.
Overall, I’d say this is a very tasty beer. A sipper for sure though!
bugsizzy (49) - USA - JUN 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer...just a nice chewy beer with nice notes of whiskey and toffee...really well balanced for me...the alcohol flavor did not overwhelm at all and I was surprised to find out later its 10.50%.
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DalzAle (1843) - 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.
nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by the daknole -- thanks, holmes! Pours garnet in color with a trim off-white head. Smells like it was aged in a bourbon barrel -- lots of vanilla and brown sugar in the aroma. Tastes of each with added notes of figs, caramel, and a measure of heat. Really mellow for the ABV. One of the best Scotch Ales I’ve tried thus far.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Brown color pour with no head, small floating sediment. Aroma is slightly boozy with hints of oak and cherry. Flavor has hints of butterscotch, caramel, sweet malt and slight booze. This one is really blowing my mind. What a great beer!!
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Tony @ OTH.
Pours copper, white head.
Aroma , brown sugar, malt, dark fruits and lots of booze.
Taste, this is a damn booze bomb, lots of caramel malts, some oak/wood, vanilla, dark fruits, light mocha.. Plenty of sweetness, with a barrel like mouthfeel.
Scotch ale or not, this is a fine beer, better reckon the power of the Wet Willy.
Palidor19 (2847) - 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