bmanning (142) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draft. Dark brown with tan head. Complex but faint malty aromas of chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel, and bread. Great taste is more of the same with molasses as the dominant flavor and also a hint of almond, raisin, and plum. Excellently creamy and livily carbonation on the palate. Finishes slightly bitter with a trace of smokiness.
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with ruby hints when held up to light. Creamy tan head. Malty, slightly smoky aroma. Roasty flavor with malty sweetness and hints of peat/smoke in the finish. Chewy with a long sweet finish.
A very tasty Scottish ale, suprisingly drinkable for a strong ale (and from a can).
Shag (2561) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This may be the best beer Ive had out of a can. How strange. A brownish/black apperance with a moderate head. Lots of nuts and dark fruit in the aroma. The peats are shining through and it bends itself almost sticky sweet. The flavor is full of chocolate, candi sugar, almonds, and raisins. I couldnt drink many of these but at 8% thats probably a good thing.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 Pours near black with ruby hues and a fully receding tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raisin, molasses, aromatic malt, pepper, and cereal graininess. Taste is sweet, malty, vinous and fruity with a mild roasty finish. Notes of light roast, chocolate, toffee, peated malt, and smoke. Medium to heavy bodied with low carbonation. Great beer can be from a can.
ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is remarkably good. The aroma is of roasted, smoky malt, lots of caramel, and really filling, if a smell can be filling. The head is like a B-cup, you don’t need more than a mouthfull. The flavor is very rich and incredibly smooth. At 8%, there’s nary a hint of alcohol. It has a very soft feel, and is just outstanding. And all this from a can!!!
Ungstrup (28463) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A very dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with primary notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel - too sweet for my taste, but OK for the style.
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Oskar Blues poured a deep dark brown with a creamy brown head, Aromas of mocha, malt, bittersweet chocolate, and a faint bit of smoke. Palate was smooth and creamy. Flavors of dark chocolate, mocha, and a hint of smoke with a smooth creamy finish.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appears a dark brown with a slight red hue. Decent retention of the tan head with spotty lacing.
Smell is of chocolate, smoked peat, caramel, along with cocoa powder dusting.
Taste is of the same aromas.
Mouthfeel is smooth, sweet, and well balanced. Nicest beer out of a can I’ve had.
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Dark amber colour, brown mediumsized head. Caramellish roasted malt in aroma. Flavour is toffeeish and roasted malt. Very dry palate. Aftertaste is roasted and licoracyish. Pleasant.
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color, small tanned head. Roasted, chocolaty, vegetable hints in the nose. Toffeeish and roasted, liquerish - quite Scotch Ale type. Hides alcohol quite well. Roastyness in the aftertaste.