BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From can : Pours a very dark, non see throughable black, with a very small and fast diminishing offwhite head. Big time caramel malt nose, with some chocolate poking through. Wonderful taste of caramel and chocolate malts dancing on the palate, with hops bringing it up the rear, with a slight bitter bite. Roasted aftertaste. Medium body with a very smooth feel. No real taste or hint of the 8% ABV. Very nice beer.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ Taco Mac. I wish the bartenders at Taco Mac and other places knew not to use frosty pint glasses when serving good beer. anyways, after letting this one warm up a bit I got some nice malty chocolate aromas... the body was full of flavor and carbonation. Very smooth over the sides of the palate with some caramel. Nice finish, a touch of alcohol.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. duh. Dark thick head, almost opaque. Chocolate, malty, evervescent nose. Taste is creamy, a bit carbonated with chocolates, malts, sweet candi sugar taste. A bit thin on the finish but overall a wonderful beer.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Aroma of roasted, smoke and spice in the mix. Dark bodt with cramy tan head. The creamy head formed a halo on body a good caramel with a hint of spice bitter in the background for flavor. Smooth on palate. About the third time trying to rate this beer. First one disappeared, second time the cat jumped on computer table and that ended up with the cat having to lclean half the pint off her body. Now hope this one stays put.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can@Home. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Ruby color, beige fine head, very nice lace. Sweet, light bitter, chocolate, licorice, coffee, roasted, soft mouthfeel. At first I thought it has a nice complexity and wonderful mouthfeel. But halfway the glass I found it too sweet and flat. So I downgraded my scores but a 3.8 is still a very nice beer. Thanks Yngwie!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can - pours a very dark and thick amber with tanish head fading to the edges; rich aromas of dates, malts and caramel; drinks with a touch of alcohol, but mainly creamy mix of malts and sweetness; very slight dry finish
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! Some magic in a 12oz can. Was not sure what to expect with the name and all.
Pours dark with a light bronzed head. Nice mouth full, warm rich malty flavor. Some smoke and chocolate caramel sweet blends keeps the Alc% in check. Will look for this again, love these Scotch Ales!
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oskar Blues is great and I think this brew is a good showcase for beginning drinkers to find out what malty beer tastes like
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Trappeze. Pours very dark. Aroma of smoke, malt, fruit. Flavor is also of malt, smoke, fruit, and nut. Some cherries are present, and the finish has a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is pretty full and creamy. A nice pint.
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bentley’s Tavern. Brownish amber pour with tan head. Aroma of smoke and malt. Taste of malt, almonds with smokey tones. Nice finish.