RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can courtesy of CaptainCougar. Aroma: Sweet malt, strong breadiness, light chocolate and smoke. Appearance: Dark reddish-brown in color. Head was light tan, full, and creamy. Good retention and nice lacing. Flavor: Sweet malt with a touch of molasses. Chocolate and toffee. Again with the breadiness. Light anise and smoke. Tasty. Nice sweetness, but doesn’t finish super sweet. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Light alcohol warming. Overall: I have to agree. The best beer I’ve ever had from a can. Good representation of the style and very drinkable. Only issue is that carbonation seemed a little high. Besides that, very nice. Glad I have another of these to look forward to.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sampled at the Newtown Brewfest with Beerded_one and the Mad Indian. Pours a deep bronze with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted caramel malts, toffee, and chocolate. The flavor is roast, caramel, and chocolate. Good body, good brew.
MadIndian (2435) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank with Stegosaurus and Beereded_one at Newton brew fest. This was just ok for me no real charecter just bland. Roasted malt flavor with caramel. Not a bad brew but nothing great
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep ruby brown with a decent frothy head that stuck around for quite while. The aroma is very malty and sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar peaking through. Super creamy mouthfeel that is smooth as silk. Amazingly creamy actually. The flavors are full and robust with alot of sweet caramal malt, earthy undertones with a hint of smoke. Alcohol was not noticeable. The best can of beer I’ve ever had. BY FAR.
BeerHound53 (24) - USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smokey earthy tasting Scotch ale, still i could taste a tin taste in the back ground (imagination??) But overall nicrly done. Won’t disappoint
cellardweller1 (22) - upstate ny, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very pleasing brew from this brewer, of Dale’s. Smooth, somewhat smokey, alcohol is balanced in the mix of flavors. Can’t be a canned beer, but it is.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Nice solid beer here. Good roarty flavor all the way through. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can’t tell if the can is effecting the taste by lowering expectations, but this is one fine scotch ale. Layers of malt flavor from chocolate to smoke to roasted coffee. Thick enough to be substantial but smooth enough to toss back a couple. I loved Dale’s Pale and and quickly becoming a fan of Oskar Blues.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can, no date. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee and brown sugar, chocolate, a little smoke and lesser nuts. Flavor is a little more peaty smoke, though the other flavors are pretty much the same as the smell. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing by any means. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite smooth. I’ve only had this and Dale’s Pale from these guys, and they are everything I expected them to be--which seems to be a rarity.
Sammy (8954) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate malty and alcohol aroma. Great brown colour with lace and mocha slight head. very much concur with the promotional markings, chocolate more than malt in the smell. Very smooth drink, caramel, chocolate, smoke, I would drink this on a regular basis. Missed it in Atlanta, found it in Buffalo.