Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Nice dark color. Smells really good, with lots of malts present. Taste is malty, with some smokiness and chocolate underlying a nice hop bitterness. A well crafted Scotch ale.
Mumpu (46) - USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark scotch ale, malty with a smokiness in the aroma and the palate and hints of burnt coffee/chocolate.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz Can! Deep brown with slight ruby highlights. Spotty off-white head. Bready toffee nose. Cherry Coke. Sweet caramel and toffee. Slight bitter finish. Nicely balanced between the malt and the hops. Nice burn at 8%. Really nice and sweet.
jcr (2208) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Appealing dark reddish brown pour with tight-bubbled, creamy tan head. Aroma filled with sweet malts that conjure up molasses, caramel, raisin. Tastes rich with sweet malts and a peppery alcohol finish. Thick and creamy on the palate. Easy, tasty drinking.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Large tan fizzy head that mostly diminished, sparse lacing, transparent, fizzy carbonation, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, chocolate and alcohol nose. Ditto for the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
desurfer (1219) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2007 My first experience with a canned micro. I’m a big fan of the use of cans versus bottles, and I’m excited to finally get to try this along with Dale’s PA. Body is a very deep garnet with a thin tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and a bit of smokiness. Although the palate is thin, the beer is still full flavored. Smoked malts abound, with some chocolate and plenty of caramel. Hops take a back seat and are not very noticeable. Finish is smoky and sweet. Nice beer, and I hope to see more brewers get into canning.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Canned. Reddish brown coloured. Light malty aroma. Sweet malty flavour. Quite thin and bland.
Kevin (2078) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
i was over at TAR and cb’s place. they wanted to know if i wanted a beer while they cooked, sure thing. so i’m habded this to pour in my glass and jeff tells me the glories of oskar blues affordability while i drink. poured a red hued black body with with a tight lasting tan head. malty(out) aroma with maple syrup, and cedar wood smoke. sweet vanilla and caramel with a chocolate flavor coming in late and lasting. a bit of bubblegum in the finish with the chocolate. something like like licking a pane of glass here that is off putting a bit. i am still amazed at the head consistancy.
Sregnar35 (972) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mahars. Dark brown, with a small head. Aroma very burnt. Flavor is also burnt, rich coffee beans, chocolate and a crisp caramel tartness.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I found this can sitting in the field the sunday morning after Belgian Comes to Cooperstown beer fest this year. Pours a deep dark ruby amber with a thin grayish beige head and thin lace. Smells thick and fruity with sweet caraeml malts, raisin, nutty malts, and light tobacco. Flavor is sharp sweet caramel malts, fruits, nutty and chocolate malts. The mouthfeel and finish is smooth and full. Great scotch ale.