jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, Courtesy of DeuceDeuceOU, taste is what wins this for me, straight from the fridge the beer is smooth and flavorful, then after it warms a bit out comes tons of carmel flavor with some subtle malt...Very good and no hint of 8% neither.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 12oz can. Pours a thin brown into a dark brown in the glass. Has a thin tan head which dissipated quickly. Smell is caramel malt. Taste is of caramel and malt as well. Mouthfeel is medium-to-thin with slight alcohol noticeable. Was not a bad scottish ale.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Julio’s Liqour in Mass. Pours with a deep reddish-brown body topped by a thin, off-white head with little lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a prominent peat note and an underlying roastiness that really shows through in the finish. Medium bodied, a bit tingly and slightly warming.
cavman (2) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice malty/chocolaty aroma, pours a dark brown with redish tints if hel up to a light. Very nice malt flavor with a hint of chocolate and only slight roastiness, leaves a lingering smoky taste. More medium bodied than full, but overall an excellent beer for the malt lovers.
Cybercat (5172) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale pours a deep, almost opaque chocolaty brown with a thick, fine-bubbled, persistent ecru head. Rich aroma is like smoky coffee, what I call "stouty." Flavor has coffee and chocolate tones, and a fair amount of smokiness. Texture is jazzy and edgy.
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better roughly poured with a little lacing and a nice dark color with lots of character. Light aromas are caramel-like malts and chocolate. Full-flavored malty scothch ale has a creamy palate and a long finish of chocolate, hazelnut and caramel. Little hopping, but nice balance and flavors.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Zinister. Thanks!
Pours a nice brown with an aroma of metallic nut and weak chocolate. Tastes of roasted malt with grassy peat and candy. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but not excellent.
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
black pour with a thin cream head. thick malt scent with roasted malts and a hint of smoke. great thickness and a very nice malty flavor that ends with a smooth smoke aftertaste. very impressive brew.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
When they say "cola-colored" they weren’t kidding. Looks just like a cherry coke. Since I am a malt lover, I enjoyed this one, but would have liked something a little different; I just can’t put my finger on it. Very nice mouthfeel.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2008 Can, into chalice. Pours dark brown, not quite opaque, with a very thin tan head and reddish-brown highlights around the edges. Nose is carmel, a bit of roast malt, full of dark sweetness with a toasted quality. Taste is sweet chocolate malt, caramel, rich, with a faint roasty dryness on the finish. Mouthfeel is very lightly carbonated, smooth and creamy without being overly heavy.
This beer was stunningly good with a homemade dark-chocolate icing donut.