hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can obtained in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!). Poured a dark brown with red edges and a very small sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, peat, light chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, smoke and peat. Alcohol content well hidden.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark brown, almost black. Aromas of chocolate, with hints of nut and smoke. Flavor is a nice creamy chocolate with a bittersweet aftertaste. This is one hell of a beer.
Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Do not drink out of the can... pour into a glass. almost no carbonation. Will seem kind of flat. Looks like an english brown ale (new castle). no head. but taste was amazing. very thick palet that coats your mouth and makes you want to start chewing. Has a caramel, roasted, smokey flavor. Some what one demential, but that demention is good... All in all a really good beer
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Brown pour, medium beige head. Aroma is smoke and chocolate. Flavor is light smoke, dark chocolate and dark caramel. Flavor is big yet not too much of anything. Some floral hops as well in the finish. Medium body, good carbonation and a very slick mouthfeel with no alcohol detected.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark cola pour with no head - almost like a flat Pepsi. But what this brew lacks in appearance is definitely made up in the aroma. Roasted beans, nuts and smoked peat saturate the nose. The body is quite heavy, but nicely smoked. Dark chocolates and burnt woody notes fill my mouth, along with some fig. Smooth and easily drinkable, this is definitely the best Scotch Ale I have tried. Oskar Blues is apparently on to something with this crazy can thing!
JFGrind (1843) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smokey aroma, chocolate and burnt caramel flavors. Drank while tailgating the Eagles - Packers game. Plenty of room in the cooler thanks to the aluminum cans. Alcohol level @ 8% is too high for a three hour pre-game, and a cost of $28 USD a case was also too high. I can’t see me buying this beer again unless I was buying numerous cases of beer for tailgating or camping and this was "in the mix".
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8%? Who knew? A pleasant not-quite-surprise of a beer. My complaint is that the the body seems slick and smooth instead of soft and rough. Not to say it’s light-bodied, but the texture doesn’t quite jive, somehow. Other than that, hides the alcohol well, presents a well-balanced display of peat, some strawberry-like acidity. Plenty of brown bread and caramel goodness, some strong chocolate, and the slight hint of smoke to round it off. Very nice. Pours mahoghany with a creamy tan head.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours the color of cola, with a generous, creamy, tan, long lasting head. Aroma of caramel, dark malts, brown sugar. This beer has such a rich flavor and a syrupy texture. I pick up brown sugar, dark malts, chocolate, and an alcohol spiciness. Palate is averagely carbonated. This beer is a belly warmer!
nycjag (1) - USA - NOV 23, 2005 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an outstanding beer. Out of the can it gave a great pillowy head when poured into a thick-walled mug. Eminently quaffable with a deceptively high alcohol content, this beer is slammable. Feels great in the mouth and great in the nose. You can go wrong with this brew.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 12 oz can. Pour a dark brown with a huge cascading kahki head that is lasting for ever. Held to light you can get some nice ruby and garnet highlights. Huge aroma. Lots of chocolate, mocha, some smoke. The scents of the aroma carry over to the flavor. So much that it make the beer difficult to drink. There is nothin subtle about this beer. Sort of like drinking Nestles Quick with a drop of liquid smoke in it. The body is very full and round. There is a slight slickness. The 8% abv is pretty noticeable. Overall, It is a decent beer, and I like that it is from a can