TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz can. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep mahogany color, with a thick, creamy, tan head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with lots of big sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and light smokey aroma. The palate is rich and full, with lots of good sweet and caramel malt flavors, paired with light, peat smoked malt flavor. This beer finishes with more excellent sweet and caramel malt flavors up front, then ends with a warming, soothing, burn that lingers. Excellent example of Scotch Ale. A wonderful after work or diner beer, and a great beer to just sip and savor.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Deep auburn brown with an initiallt thick head. Aroma of malt, toffy, tootsie roll and light smokiness.Medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. Very malty and sweet. Chocolate malt stands out. Overall not a classic Scotch Ale but a decent brew anyway. Especially from a can.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown body with fizzy tan head. The aroma is toffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and light chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet, dough, caramel, prunes and light herbal. Medium body is a bit flabby.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2007 $7.99 for a six pack of 12 oz cans at Total Wine. Mild malty aroma, but intensely flavorful beer. Very malty and roasty with caramel and chocolate malts, a faint hint of smoke, and an earthy hop bitterness to finish. Nice alcohol hit at 8%. Pretty good stuff. I didn’t like it so much at first, but it grew on me toward the bottom of the can. (3.5).. .. 6/22/07 .. .. on tap at the Mello Mushroom in Jacksonville. Really hit the spot after a long day at work. Chocolate really comes through. Tasty and delicious on tap. A great scotch ale. (3.7)
agl108 (1047) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Zeno’s, Penn State. Sweet nose. Poured deep, deep brown with thin khaki head that left rings of lace. Lots of sweet chocolate in the flavor. Extremely rich and malty.
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can. A surprising find in Florida on the Gulf. Poured a cloudy dark brown cola color with gewy tan head. Aroma of intense chocolate malt from an icecream shop. Toffee chocolate caramel and more malt breaks down the flavor. thick,silky heavy body and finishes smooth. A tasty brew.
dunkelbitte (20) - New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Canned. MALTY! I would go into my own thoughts on the malt, but the can tells you the story: three kinds of malt. Makes for a rich-ass beer.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very rich. Just this side of cloyingly sweet. Just a hint of smokiness. And now I just noticed the commercial description, and realize that I bring nothing to the table.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a stubby 12 oz. can with a blurb on the back and with what I am guessing is a best before date along the UPC barcode, sampled just above cellar temperature in a nonic glass.
Poured a dark Classic Coke brown with a frothy, bubbly tan head, good retention, small amount of ringed sticking.
Nice malty nose, caramel, milk chocolate and sugary malts, a very light hint of roasted grains and a mellow earthiness.
Good airy carbonation and a crisp, dryish, velvety smooth medium-full bodied mouthfeel.
Quite quaffable, a smooth malty taste, chocolate covered caramel, grainy, caramelized sugar, a subtle hint of smoke, more grainy than peat, the alcohol is dominate by the malts and only provides a low temperature warmth in the palate, the hops take a back seat to the malts, at the end an earthy coffee bitterness emerges and a good sweet malty finish, this is a smooth, pleasant sipper.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned. Pours out in a clear dark amber colour topped with a creamy tan-coloured head. Clean aroma of caramel, cocoa with notes of smoke and citric fruits. Light chocolate, caramel and smoke in the dense but somewhat clean flavour with notes of nuts and spices in the warimg aftertaste.