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 (966) - 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.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to theisti for this can. Dark caramel color with off white head. Smoked peat, whiskey and sweet malt on the nose. Taste is rich and full with that whiskey flavor. I really enjoyed this and need to get more.
Brewbie (473) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can. dark brown, small head. big aroma of smoke and malts. sweet mouth, cherries and chocolate. smooth and creamy from start to finish.
georgehog (18) - Delaware, USA - JAN 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at OB brewpub. Color is that of a blended scottish ale and brown ale, whatever color that would be. Aroma is amazing, with a malty, smokey, hoppy, chocolatey mix. One of the fullest bodied beer I have ever had, it just sticks to your bones. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. Alcohol content is hidden nicely and tends to sneak up on you (especially in the Rocky Mtns.). One of my favorite beers, excellent recipe formulation.
jgb9348 (5522) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great very dark brown coloured body with a nice sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, cherries, chocolate and even some strawberries! Medium-bodied; Chewy taste of nice roasted malt, strong chocolate, coffee, nuts and a very good dose of fresh fruit - both pit fruits and fresh fruits of cherries and apricots. Aftertaste is sweet, bitter, alcoholic and very warming. Overall, a very nice scotch - definitely worth trying...plus the can makes it that much better! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 15-January-2008.
valpoaj (710) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque brown pour with the slightest of reddish tints. Thin off-white head. Flavor is roasted malts, some coffee, a bit of chocolate, and some dark fruit. Flavor is dominated by roasted malts, but also has the coffee and chocolate flavors, but all are very mellow and congeal together nicely! Bitter coffee on the after-palate. Nice level of carbonation and a nice mouthfeel...well above average for a Scotch Ale. A quality scotch ale (extra points for coming in a can!)
BigBeer45 (1402) - Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can, has a dark ruby pour with little brown and black mixed in, an off-white head appears which leaves lots of lacing, aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar, and faint sweet fruit, some smoke peat aroma, cellar fragrances? Malt sweetness, coffee, some caramel, toffee, lots of toasted and roasted malt flavors, I thought I tasted some burnt malt flavor that was complimentary, hardly any hops in this brew, a very smooth drink, malt flavors linger at the finish, an ale with lots of malt flavor, has a creamy mouth feel and is full on the palate.