BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Sweet malt nose on this dark brown body with brown head. Peat in the nose and body with a faint hp character to the sweet smokey body.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
While I like this breweryís beers, I was not terribly impressed with this one. It seemed a bit monolithic, with nothing to cut through the big, chunky, sweetness. Not that I demand hops in this style, but I would have really appreciated some light fruit notes or something else which would offer a bit of respite.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark beer has a very thick and oily palete. Reasonable head. Has a sweet flavor but is well balanced. Does not taste overly of alcohol despite being 8%.
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours thick oily brown-black with a medium tan head. I want to characterize the pour like this... it honestly looks like motor oil. The nose is also reminiscent of oil, with a smoky and malty overlay, and a touch of beechwood. Flavor is, yet again, motor oil, with lots of burnt malt and woody flavors, along with a faint metallic tang from the can. Mouthfeel is (yep) oily, with a long cream flavored finish.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In event the Daleís Pale Ale goes over like a lead balloon during the Cellarís Firday beer tasting, I picked up a six-pack of this Scottish Ale, just in case. This beer pours a dark brownish amber brew with a thick beige head that stick around. Pretty good lacing too. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some smoked dark wood, vanilla and some dark chocolate. Taste is medium to full bodied, smooth, creamy with flavors of sweet caramel, toffee and a touch of apple. Finish is slightly sweet with a fruity malt aftertaste. Actually this is one of the better canned beers Iíve tried.
KaiserKolsch (38) - USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donít palate this super-thick, super-sweet ale too long, but the taste is definitely unique, and the color is superb. Best out of a glass. Thank you Ethan for my housewarming present.
JK (5735) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my favorite styles and Oskar Blues has done it reasonably well. They got the palate right, thick and heavy. The aroma is good, if not great. It has some smoke. Iím looking for peat but Iím not sure it is there, maybe in a small quantity. Flavor is very sweet, but it is a sugar sweetness without fruit or other flavor, which makes it too sweet overall. It would have been better to have more smoke flavor and cut down on the sugar.
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep deep dark red/brown pour with a light tan lace. An aroma of raisins and burnt coffee come to mind for me. A flavor of rich toasted malty chocolate and the raisins. It has a very pleasant lingering after taste that reminds me some of a dried fruit drink not the gooy sweetness of dates but something like the juice would taste if you could make it. A full creamy rich mouth feel and excellent carboantion make this a very damn good beer.
Skinnyviking (8694) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Relatively small light brown head. Clear very dark red body. Roasted barley malt aroma with sweet caramel notes. Sweet and mild with a dry and hoppy aftertase. Low carbonation. The high alcohol percentage is very well hidden.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can (I hope this wave of canning beers is going to open up the floodgates for us to try more beers!) wow - deep brown (almost black) pour with a sweet malty smell really packs a punch with itís high alcohol/malty taste - slight smoky flavor balances well with the complex flavors within - vanilla, caramel, chocolate. Excellent (and I donít normally enjoy Scottish style ales).