bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
March Madness 2015 - Dark, caramel, really tasty. Smooth but full bodied. Not my absolute favorite scotch ale, but a solid offering.
kevinsenn (1370) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barley?s Taproom & Pizzeria. Sticky caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste. Thick body. Enjoyable.
UXO (694) - CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber-brown with one fat finger of dense tan head, excellent retention and spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is mild toffee malt, dark chocolate, very mild smoke. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Medium bodied and creamy texture, low residual carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5)
One of the better scotch ales I’ve tried. Not only does the nitro charge give it a smooth texture, it smooths out the flavours. Even the little smokiness doesn’t feel peaty. Worth trying. (15/20)
Astrozombie (38) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a strong aroma. Appearance is nice.. Dark red with a tan head. Taste is dark dark chocolate and malts galore. Not a huge fan but above average for sure
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Slightly clear. White creamy head, I assume is from the nitro.
Smell: big malt forward. Very sweet smelling. Slight hop aroma.
Taste: malt forward. Nice sweetness. Toasted bread. Sweet caramel.
Feel: very creamy mouth feel. Medium low almost low carbonation feel.
Overall: nice beer on nitro. Very easy to drink nicely balanced beer. Better than other scotch ales I've had.
First drank: home 3/18/15
Vintage: canned 12:30/14
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/III/15 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: n/a, canned: X/29/13 (2015-255) Thanks to Skatje for the can!
Clear purple brown beer, big creamy beige head, little stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: caramel, bit sweet, spicy touch, some overripe banana. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: some cocoa powder, banana, bit off, caramel, more banana, sweet, bit sugary. Aftertaste: sweet, slightly sourish, cocoa powder, caramel, bit of banana, some sugar, pretty sweet, dried fruits, little hoppy.
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3/12/15 (Draft - Iron Horse Ale House) - Very dark black beer with nice thin brown head and light carbonation. Smokey malt and chocolate aroma. Nice dark coffee and chocolate taste, texture firm, solid feel, nice taste and kick going down. Overall excellent beer!
Thomas1 (10) - - MAR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of coffee and roasted chestnuts . A real balanced blend of sweet chestnuts bitter chocolate civet coffee and smokey malt. Better than the Nitro if you have a choice.
tekstr1der (120) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep, dark mahogany pour with tiny tan fine foam. Light aromas of malty chocolate and some alcohol. Sweet flavors of chocolate and caramel are so smooth and dangerous. Slightly smokey finish per commercial desc is accurate. This stuff is dessert, but I could enjoy several. Fantastic.
Garrold (2331) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Brewdog, Leeds. Clear, ruby red. Film of tan head. My notes read: Scotsmen fighting. Kilts getting flung. Hoppiness. Hmm. Very useful...