corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb example of a Scotch Ale. Not as sweet as some offerings in this style, it allows the malts to be showcased more effectively. Finishes with a hint of smokiness; though not from prayed malt, it works. I give this beer extra points for being in a can :)
COMRADEJOSH (252) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet caramel and chocolate malt. Coca cola color in appearance. Taste of sweet malt raisins and a little chocolate. Definitely complex flavor profile I prefer this over many Belgians which this reminds me of.
pnesbit (76) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown cola color with a foamy off white head. Aroma of great toasted malt with sweet chocolate with just a hint of smoke. Taste warm rye bread with notes of dark sweet chocolate. Med to heavier body with low carbonation and a lingering taste of bittersweet chocolate. Overall great complex beer with lots of layers to tantalize your tongue.
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johnnymusky (62) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 pours black with nice creamy head....nice lacing.....smells of chocolate,smoke and caramel...taste is phenomenal....caramel,malts,chocolate,a little smokiness....overall a fantastic tasting beer...goes down way to fast...which is scary at 8.0%.
vikingguy (746) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with red highlights. Chocolatey smoked malt aroma. Big and malty. Taste is a medley of roasted chocolate malt and smokey whiskey. Malt forward but has a respectable earthy hop presence as well. Don't love Scotch Ales but its a well made one.
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Ericular (429) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown with head that fades to a ring and leaves moderate, oily lacing. Aroma is rich caramel malts with some chocolate, smoke, peat and wood. Taste is equally rich toffee and caramel, woody with chocolate malts, and then a grassy bitterness in the end to keep it from being too far down the spectrum. Pretty drinkable, and I enjoyed it more than I typically enjoy smokier beers like this.
GIJOE (443) - Monterey, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish-brown, almost black. Foamy tan head that stays awhile. Nose is bread-like, with some cola and chocolate notes. Flavor is moderately sweet, with a slight hop bite at the end. Medium body, soft carbonation, caramel finish. Quite nice!
LearninBeer (324) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is malt, caramel, bread. Pours a very dark brown with big loight brown head, mostly diminishing and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet/sour, umami? The body is light/medium, creamy with lively carbonation and the finish is long. Very good!
beerbaaron (862) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark ruby reddish brown. Medium frothy beige head. Medium body. Sweet, malty, light roast, caramel, nutty, hint of smokiness. Pleasantly hopped, grapefruit, I suppose, and dark fruit. Some chocolate. Soft and smooth. Just a mild alcohol component to me. Fairly sweet, not much bitterness. Light peaty smoke. Quite easy to drink.
MarinEvelyn (426) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is sweet, malty, a candied sweetness or fruit in both the aroma and taste, I can’t quite pick it out. Roastiness. Caramel, a little nutty. Very well balanced, hard to pick out particular scents and tastes. Slight warming, burning finish.