TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours brown and clear with above average size creamy tan head that last thourgh out aromas are a bit lite on the peat with caramel maltsand a slight aroma of chcolate taste is lightly toasted peats ,caramel malts and choclate a very nice malty ale
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Found this one bottled at the microbrewery in Plover, Wisconsin. Opaque, dark brown pour with very little head. Very nice smoky, malty nose. Flavor is peaty, soy sauce and and a touch of barbecue sauce sweetness, but not overpoweringly like many scotch ales. Finish is strong. Not bad!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Black Scotch
Date: February 06, 2010
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, smokey earthy peat
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, nice smokey peat, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
madvike (2734) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours deep brown with a foamy tan head. Smells of smoke, meat, charcoal, and deep, rich malt. Not quite like a campfire, but more subtle and earthy. Thereís something missing, but I do like that the smoke isnít overpowering. The taste has an underlying milkiness blanketed by some peaty smoke and roasty burnt notes. Not too much carbonation, but itís smooth and warming in the belly. Not bad at all.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, opaque, scanty tan head, some lace. Mild caramel malt aroma with grassy overtone. Initial sip is heavenly, nice harmony of sweet malts and wet grass, sequeing into a deep, lingering smokiness on the finish. But the glass is difficult to finish, as with each successive sip, the smoke takes over the beer a bit more until it is overpowering. Medium bodied, but borders on cloying by the bottom of the glass. Smoke fans would enjoy it more than I did.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours deep brown with red hue, small head that dissipates pretty quick, but still leaves a ring on the glass. Aroma hits me with a fair amount of smoke, which worries me a bit. There is also some caramel, a touch of toffee, and a earthy hop. Taste has more of the malts and caramels that I would expect from a scotch. The smoke comes through in the body and the finish, but in a good way. Very smooth, good brew!
hombrepalo (1828) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from a buddy of mine from work via Wisconsin. Light brown with red hue, little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly burnt toffee, a little peatish/smoke aroma, caramel with a slight American hop aroma too. Slightly smoky and caramel on the palate, again with a very slight American hop flavor of fruit and citrus. Some nice raisin/fruit cake flavor too. Medium to full bodied, well balanced. Good beer!
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Skyview. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a creamy medium sized offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee with an almost roasty note. Taste is very strong with the peat with an almost vegetal character along with caramel and toffee. Some roastiness as well. Medium bodied. Peculiar. Interesting. Decent.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from a trade awhile back... pours a dark reddish cola brown with lighter edges and a thin frothy creamy head... aroma of caramel, tobacco, and light smoke... flavors are somewhat sour upfront with a peat and smoke presence. sweet through the middle and then back to the aforementioned subtle sourness. thin to medium bodied with a light to mediocre carbonation level.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tastes more like a smoked porter. Pours dark ,l canít see thru, thick off-white head, some dark residue at the end of the pour. Subtle smoke and roasted aromas, porter-like aroma. Up front smoked malt flavor, subtle malt sweetness, no hops flavors. Medium body. I like it, but I think it is a smoked porter.