corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown with thin tan head. Nice malty aroma with a nice nutty presence as well as some chocolate, caramel and hops. Flavor very similar to aroma with a lot of roasted nut maltiness, chocolate, caramel, toast and dark fruit with a nice hop finish.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, hops and some chocolate. Nice and creamy palate. Taste is sweet with notes of chocolate, smoke and nuts. A lovely brew from one of my favorite breweries.
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is dry, roasted, coffee. Flavour is dry, roasted, coffee, malt, hop, chocolate. Nice and easy drinkable beer.
puboflyons (3054) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 fl. oz (US) can with no expiration date or lot number that I could see. I picked up something from this brewery before. It is unusual to see craft beer in a can but Oskar Blues Brewery seems to have a lot of faith in the packaging. This one pours a very dark brown-almost black with a heavy amount of puffy, beige head. The aroma is an odd mix of malts, chocolate, and baked bread. Heavy mouth feel. It is incredible how much chocolate is in the flavor! It’s like drinking a fudge candy bar with alcohol. It most definitely is unique.
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with just a slight cream-colored head. A dark coffee malted aroma. A lot of coffee in the flavor as well. Molasses, caramel, and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. A nice burnt bitter in the finish, but just enough to balance things out. Very solid mouthfeel as well.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
By far the best scotch ale ive ever had. Im really glad someone brews a good one, outside of Europe. Hopefully i will get lucky and find another 12 pack of this, probably not though.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3-2-08 can shared at tasting
Amber dark brown with a thin tan head. It just didn’t blow me away and I was expecting it to be stellar. Smell is malty and sweet and dirt-like. Flavor is nice and sweet and quite simple. Most drinkable of the style by far. Creamy palate. Nice, and I would like to try again.
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium brown color (like a scotch), with bitter sweet aroma, with hints of chocolate. Sweet malty flavor with that smokiness they mention at the finish. Excellent beer.
beerbaron420 (2) - North Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark brown, with a tan creamy head. Sweet malt smell with a hint of chocolate. a nice creamy palate. Taste is all nice sweet malts, with a smokey alcohol finish. I still can’t believe this came in a can. Great beer
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Very dark brown, small brown tinted head. Aroma is really good: huge malt presence, lots of powdered chocolate in that sweetness, hints of roast, smoke, peat, almonds, and a really nice earth/bread character to it. Taste follows suit, really nice malt sweetness with more chocolate, nuttiness, and a wisp of smoke at the end. Alcohol comes through at the end in the form of a slight burn, but there is so much flavour here I hardly even notice. Those might be some hops in the finish or just more alcohol, I cannot tell. Creamy perfectly carbonated mouthfeel making it taste very fresh. A new standard for Scotch Ales for me - what a brewer.