jsquire (3694) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with mahogany hues when held against the light. Creamy light brown head out of the can. Sweet malty aroma with something earthy and green in the background. Lively on the tongue. Lots of malts in this beer, with burnt caramel, brown sugar, and a vaguely smoky grain note. Some coco puffs flavors and a green hop flavor. I’m not a big Scotch Ale fan (and I know that people get annoyed when others say that) but this is a pretty tastey beer.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Deep brown coloured with a medium sized tan head. Quite malty and very sweet. Notes of syrup, dark sugar and cocoa. Too sweet for me.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/22/07 On draught at the Dog & Pony in Renton, Wa. Aroma is semi-sweet roast malt forward with slight dark fruitiness. Appearance is dark brown with a moderate tan head. Flavor is sweet, syrupy malt with dark fruit and a very low earthy English hop character. Mouthfeel is medium/high bodied with low carb texture.
tennisjoel (1209) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark opaque deep brown in color. A nice cocoa flavor with a touch of smoke/peat. Toffee and butterscotch meld together in the background. A nice scotch ale.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 This is a badass beer. I bought a six-pack on a whim; the price was right (and I thought "how bad can this be?"). Well, it’s really good. Pours a very dark brown from the can, with a beige head that lasts longer than I thought it would. Strong malt aroma with pepper and smoke followed by a strong malt and chocolate taste. Caught a hint or two of scotch (not a bad thing, considering) in there too. This will be a regular, and I’m going to the try the others from Oskar Blues too!
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 One of those strange "like all the components but not the way it all fits together" sort of things. Its rich and heavily malty, which I love, but is so bland it makes me scratch my head after each sip trying to remember what the hell it tasted like. It is sweet, rich caramel with a milk chocolate presence. Slightly bittered but no hop taste. Very thick and creamy - exactly what I expected from a reputable scotch ale but just too much substance, too little character.
ReRate - 1/19/2008; Enjoyed much better this time around. Old rating 3.4.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a nice deep dark brown colour with a medium head leaving a good lacing. Sweet mildly roasty caramellic and prune alco aroma. The flavour has plenty of roasted caramel, softly roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol and slight chocolate. Sweet roastish bitter finish. Now this is the very best can beer I have ever tasted. More like a good weak barley wine than a Scottish Ale.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2009 Poured from a can. Wow, what a badass beer. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel malts, which are sweet and inviting. The taste is delicious, with caramel and chocolate malt taking the driver seat, with a hint of smoke peaking through at the end. Nice and thick on the palate, with no sign of the 8% alcohol. Another beer that will be in the fridge regularly.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to mcbackus for another great Oskar Blues brew. Pours a super dark copper with a small light tan head. Aroma is of malt, light cocoa, and maybe some nutty hints. Flavor is bitter malts, spice, black licorice, mild smoke. WOW! Very nice stuff here. Light bitterness in the finish.
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Aroma of dried prunes, alcohol and burned sugar. Café au lait colored head on top of a dark chestnut colored beer. Flavor is dominated by sugary sweetness without being cloying. Caramel and warming alcohol in the aftertaste. Smooth mouth feel. A heavy beer and rather tasty even though it could be more complex.