Headbanger (3501) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23oz bottle 5/13/14 (Woodman’s-Waukesha)-46° in Shaker-Pours a hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and spices. Taste of malt, spices, caramel, toffee, and alcohol. This full bodied brew is a nice sipping beer on a cold night.
sitzds (318) - - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into rocks glass. Clear reddish copper with a tall white head that quickly fades. No lacing, but that may be the glassware. Spiced pear, malt, toffee, and clove. Taste is initially bitter earthiness followed by toasted malt, bread, and caramel sweetness, ending with alcohol spice and pear esters. Medium-light body, creamy texture, active carbonation, and a semi dry toasted finish.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light amber with lots of frothy head. Aroma is full with hints of toast, light fruits, and bits of malt goodness. Taste is sweet with a medium body and a slightly oily spicy finish. Overall a decent beer but I’ll always have a soft spot for Harpoon’s
arnold931 (771) - Iowa, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head that dissipates quickly. Mild nose of toffee. Nice sweet flavor. Nice finish.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
c/o mnmike. Thanks again mike!
Aroma - Brettanomyces yeast, alcohol, some spices and a honey like quality
Appearance - orange body; liquid is clean, with lots of continuos nucleation; the head is huge about 2 1/2 " and of white the head takes some time to settle
Taste - is sweet, but not overly sweet. There is an alcohol quality also present that is a combination of a Brettanomyces like yeast, honey, toffee, and molasses.
Palate - body is medium; the texture is slick; the carbonation lively; the finish is a little boozy and just a touch bitter.
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from NG. Poured slight hazy dark amber orange with thinning beige head. Aroma if pear apple caramel spice. Med carb and bod. Sweet dark fruit clove pear taste.
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: toffee, caramel, some toasty grains, malty sweetness. Appearance: pours a slightly hazy copper color, off-white head with average retention. Taste: sweet malts, toffee and caramel, some dark fruit, warming alcohol but not hot or obnoxious. Low bitterness, fairly sweet finish. Palate: medium body, carbonation on the softer side.
pcstuck (64) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not really what I expected from a scotch ale. Aroma was kind of bland, a little cinnamon and spices. Taste is sweet with toffee and caramel. It’s not a bad beer, just not what I expected from a scotch ale
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours hazy golden with white head. aroma is odd, lots of spices cinnamon and cloves. flavors has a lot of cinnamon coming at you, some caramel from the malts, really just a mess of a beer, something a bad homebrewer would make so I’m very surprised this is coming from Dan Carey.
BBB63 (6394) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle and served in snifter: Pours a mahogany hue with a nice frothy head and lace. The aroma has notes of toffee, fruitcake, figgy pudding, sea salt, flowery and earthy yeast esters. The taste is quite malty and somewhat sweet with a dash of smoke and salt. The mouth feel is surprisingly sprite which helps cut the sweetness, shorter than expected finish. I would hard pressed to call this a Scotch Ale, more akin to a English styled Strong Ale. Still overall it is very quaffable, thanks Joe Popeck for the bottle.