spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle served in snifter.
Ar: Moderate boozy dried fruits, touch of toffee, and a touch of light smoke.
Ap: Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with almost no head or lacing.
T: Fairly sweet and definitely malt-forward, but not as much so as other Scotch Ales I’ve had. Not as robust as I expected, finish is a bit piney.
P: Moderate to high carbonation for a bigger beer, medium-thick body and a bit sticky.
O: Pretty good beer, but underwhelming for me compared to most other NG Unplugged/Thumbprints.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"At first this seems to light in color and body for a scotch ale, but that ain’t it. Color, maybe, but that’s irrelevant. Less chocolate malt and more toffee than a lot of wee heavies. It opens nicely and becomes pleasantly warming. I like this, but for a style I really like and a brewer I love I was just a tiny bit disappointed. Not as wee heavy in its presentation as Belgian. Fruity and even a little yeasty like a BSA instead of peaty like a scotch. Definitely enjoyed, though. Thanks again to Heybeerman for the trade."
lb4lb (2548) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Typical scotch ale flavours but a slightly better example. Not my thing of course but drinkable.peaty
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Aroma of malt, butterscotch and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops, yeast and spices. The finish is dark fruit and malt, with some linger spice in the aftertaste. Decent overall.
phaleslu (6609) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Homer321- thanks again, Sean! Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a small off-white head that leaves a ring and some film that leans to one side. Aroma of fruitcake, allspice, nutmeg, caramel, and cardboard. Flavor of fruitcake, allspice, caramel, nutmeg, gingerbread, graham cracker, cardboard, and a metallic note at the end. Kind of boozy on the finish, too. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a boozy, spritzy mouthfeel. Past its prime. Wish I’d gotten a hold of one sooner.
napdynmite (60) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich and boozy with notes of toffee, coriander, anise, brown sugar. Tastes like a holiday brandy.
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
caramel, alcohol, black, clear, rocky head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation,
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is fantastic. Body and appearance are basically perfect for style... the German-esque attention to detail makes this English-style beer really shine. Rich malt presence that is perfectly attenuated leaving a nice toasted sugar finish, light hopping that compliments the strong alcohol. Nice and nutty aroma. Color me impressed. I’m guessing lager temperatures are what is paying off here.
gregwilsonstl (1106) - Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oh my. Delicious. Strong toffee. Buttered toast. Dark orange. Smooth. Thanks Erin, great Bday gift. Peppery.
Headbanger (3326) - 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 (299) - - 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.