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.
BeerFanDan17 (1080) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Incredibly tasty Scotch style ale. Flavors were complex and creamy with hints of chocolate and caramel.
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Th aroma has nice rich toffee, toasted malt, caramel and an inviting richness. Medium body with very light carbonation. The flavor starts with fairly burnt toffee, a richness although the beer is fairly dry, some chocolate maltiness and a bit of smoke. the finish has some burnt caramel, extra toasted malt and more of the smoke. However the smoke is never like the meaty variety. An enjoyable scotch ale I hope to revisit in the future.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: tulip (nee thistle)
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville
Price: $1.50 per can
Consumed at: home
Impression: Deep dark ruby brown. Rich. tastes of chocolate, coffee, and smoke in a slightly watery base, but not badly so. Visually stunning. Head starts off tannish brown and thick, but reduces to a wispy foam with little head. Palate is slightly thin, but likely in keeping with the style. I’m not that familiar with Scotch Ale. A very nice color and aroma, and the alcohol is hidden well. Not nearly as rich as a chocolate or coffee stout, but certainly a worthy ale.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 4 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 3 out of 5
Overall: 15 out of 20 I liked the dark rich color, the chocolate aroma, and the relatively reasonable price per can for an Oskar Blues beer. Dale’s Pale Ale can go for upwards of 4.50 per can.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from a trade with franknbeans. pours reddish/brown with a small tan head. big dark fruit malt aromas with a touch of smoke, not to much but enough to notice. flavours are a malt tooths wet dream. complex malt structure without being overly sweet. very enjoyable sipper.
Lothore (622) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Now this is a nice looking beer. Burgundy in color with an ample tan head which sticks around for quite a while.
S- Smell is fairly faint, raisins, yeasty notes.
T- Taste leans toward very dark fruits, raisins, figs, with a very creamy sweet flavor. Almost like a watered down quad but not is a bad way.
M- A little light on the carbonation, medium viscosity.
D- At first I thought this one would easily be a sessionable beer but after a while there is a sticky sweetness that gets left behind in your mouth. Good drinkability in general though, I would have it again.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Jacob Wirth’s. Pours a very dark brown, much darker that I’d expect from a Scotch Ale. The taste and aroma are sweet and malty, almost sticky, it coats the mouth and lingers. Rather enjoyable.
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dåse. Flot mørkebrun øl med et pænt skum. Nødde-sherry aroma der virkelig er dejlig. SMagen er meget sød men igen med en nøddeagtig karakter der virkelig gør det til en fornøjelse. Tyk og cremet i munden. Fantastisk øl.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep amber brown with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate. Nice flavor, caramel sweetness with coffee bitterness and a smoky finish. Better than most anything in a can!