fidelis83 (2092) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from Nitro Can. Dark amber to brown pour with a tall, super creamy tan head that has great retention. Aroma is dark caramel, mild smoke, toffee, sweet woody notes, a little peat smoke, and toasted flour. Flavor is dark caramel, toasted nuts, light chocolate, a hint of roast, peat smoke, a hint of boiled grapes, sweet woody notes, earthy, floral and herbal hops. Medium body, chewy to creamy feel, light carbonation. Good stuff overall, it’s been while since I have had the non-nitro version, but I think I liked it more..
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, caramel, taste is sweet burnt toffee, dry, malty.
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz nitro can, very dark brown color, with a creamy tan head, with a mild dark dried fruit, toffee, caramelized nose, with a brown sugar, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, chocolate, roasted malty, subtle fruitcake accent, and a faint coffee, burnt toast, dark bitter chocolate, sugar pie crust, french toasted note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a sweet caramelized, biscuity, toasted, pale, roasted, chocolate malty, toffee, brown chocolate, subtle molasses, light dark bitter chocolate character, with some faint coffee, fruitcake, burnt toasted, Graham’s cracker, sugar pie crust, light sponge toffee flavours, leading towards a fruity, toffee, sweet caramelized, toasted, biscuity, pale, chocolate, roasted maltiness finish.
DrunkSanta410 (411) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at home. Pours dark, root beer colored. Khaki head, dissipates to a lacy film. Aroma is light chocolate malts, toast, a bit nutty. Taste is light chocolate, a bit of woody smoke. Semi sweet, balanced. Medium- heavy body, average carbonation. Nice!
demannu (79) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel cola color with tan head that faded quickly. Light lacing. Picking up on sweet chocolate and caramel malts with hint of smokiness. Palate is smooth with a light creaminess with a ever so slightly bitter semi dry finish. Worth trying.
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap, sampled from notes. Loads of caramel, some dark fruit and some light smokey notes.
johnnnniee (2643) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro can from Bert’s
Tawny brown color with that micro bubbled tan head that is typical of a nitrogenated beer. Sweet caramel and dark fruity aromas with a touch of smoke in both the aroma and flavor. Nice brew.
JBPortland (1024) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can pours dark almost opaque brown red with light edges, finger of head. Nose is nice plum, grape, some light dark wheat and soft dark fruit, nose is just a tad more subtle than I would like. Taste is similar with nice smooth palate, plum, grape, hints of fruity cocoa. Finishes with low bitterness and subtle semi sweet dark fruit notes of plum, earthy chocolate, and grape. Pretty good.
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BD Shepherd’s Bush tap takeover, London. It pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and lightly warming, with notes of toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, nutmeg. Taste is nutty, malty, medium sweet and lightly tangy in the finish. Medium body with creamy texture and ok carbonation. Overall, ok scotch ale
trapped (1060) - New York City, TURKEY - FEB 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Inky black with small creamy tan head with good retention, faint vanilla aroma, low carbonation, slightly sour coffee taste with alcohol undertones, thick body, long finish with bitter coffee aftertaste.