lightbias (164) - USA - NOV 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve been looking for the Nitro...here it is! I poured this into a snifter, nitro blowing the anticipated, silky, tan head up from the bottom of the glass and through a dark chocolate brew. Itís a beautiful thing.
The aroma is oak and cocoa, followed by a mouth filled with leather and smoke. The taste is slightly bitter, but so nicely malty that it wouldnít even come to mind if I wasnít trying to describe it. The murmur of scotch in the undertones of the flavor is a perfect addition, not overwhelming or boozy at all, just like a good oak quality that would complement a really good cigar. I feel the roasted malts slip under the sides of my tongue to arouse my taste buds.
This has a nice finish, slightly dry with a creamy texture. The fantastic thing about this is that it is there in abundance while youíre drinking it, but it isnít going to hang on like a freaky ex-girlfriend to ruin the flavor of the next experience. Worth the wait!
BierMeHoos (163) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits & Bistro, Beltsville MD. In the glass, a dark ruby mahogany body with a cream colored head. Aroma is really sweet, with some maple syrup notes. Taste is similar too. Palate was silky smooth. This is simply delicious, and the nitro can has everything to do with it.
EtTuCthulhu (1138) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance fuses a very dark reddish brown color with a large, thick off-white nitro head. The aroma, although obstructed greatly by the head, has some nutty and toasted malts with some vanilla. The taste is slightly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch umami, and the aftertaste is quite nutty. The palate fuses a thick and creamy texture, medium body, and a low carbonation due to the nitrogen in the beer.
exeter (362) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer poured dark brown. The head was off-white almost tan and the lace was spotty to the bottom. Tastes of darkchocolate, a bit of smoke, with the burnt notes nicely off-setting the sweetness. Excellent beer especially from a can.
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11/9/2014. 16 oz nitro version can purchased at Chuckís Greenwood, poured into an ale glass. Pours with a thick, dense, creamy head. Mahogany colored and somewhat cloudy. Aroma is of roasted malt, biscuits, a bit of raisin and fig. Sweet flavor, with a slight amount of bitterness and sourness. Creamy and full bodied, light carbonation and a fairly quick finish. Overall, a very enjoyable beer!
coachd (149) - Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scotch ales are hit and miss, letís see how this highly rated one stacks up. Smells good - malty, smoky with a hint of booze and a slight woodsy scent. Looks great, like cola with an off-white large head of foam. Tastes like blended scotch, with the smoked beechwood malts really showing off here. Many lesser scotch ales are just plain malt sweetness but this one has a lot more going on. You can taste some of the alcohol and it has a slight burn, both of which are appropriate for this style. Substantial palate, overall very good. When it comes to best scotch ale Iíve ever had, it is now a toss up between this one and Founders Dirty Bastard.
Westchesterco (1112) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at lost dog in mclean it is a dark brown with a nitro head. The aroma is coffee and the taste is like a chocolate egg cream with amocha aftertaste rather thin but yummy
batneil (345) - - NOV 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick head, very creamy, and slow to settle. Had an odd taste that wasnít entirely to my liking. Small taster at an SF beer festival.
Gerbeer (2002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can. Pours a very dark brown/red with off-white head. Light aromas of chocolate malts, dark raisins and a bit of smoke. Flavors of dark caramel, toasted malts, nutty chocolate, and some odd vegetal notes. Medium to full bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Overall a nice scotch.
DrinkyCrow (47) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Not much aroma. Attractive dark body. Decent head that dissipates quickly. Notes of chocolate and spice. Nice beer.