arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, rich molasses, toffee, hints of grass, spice notes, nice dark fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of lots of sweet molasses, toffee, dark fruits, hints of spice, slight grass. Pretty tasty and well done wee heavy, though a bit sweet.
Sarlacc83 (1610) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Belmont Station. Split with my wife.
A: Solid brown color with a red tint. A thin line of foams. Sticks to the glass with some decency.
N: Malt,, red grape, caramel sweetness. Cordial cherries and brown sugar. Smells very much like brandy and grappa.
T: Loads of malt and more of the sugar soaked grapes. Lots of candi sugar and some hints of prune. There is a little smoke. This is some fairly sweet stuff.
M: Really light. I donít remember it being this watery at the pub.
O: This was one of my favorite Pelican beers, but maybe itís just the setting in Pacific City that gave it its charm. Ah well.
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22 ounce bottle. Dark caramel and toffee notes with a thick candied feel on the finish. Sweet, robust Scotch ale.
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Dark mahogany color, beautiful; but the head, medium sized, is fizzy and short lived. Mild aroma of caramel, some wood, light toffee, and a wiff of roasted nuts. The caramel flavor is well developed, moderately sweet, with a touch of sweet nuts; the bitterness level is quite low, while in the final there is a pleasant alcohol warmth. After some minutes in the glass and with a bit higher temperature, it starts showing a rounder body and more malty presence.
It could as well be a malty and good English Barley Wine, but with a Scottish nuttiness.
Squizzle (204) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good beer. It had a sweet little head when I poured it into the glass which didnít last long it gave the illusion that it was flat but not so, it was actually really good.
jstraw (1951) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker copper with creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of spun sugar, red grape, and coffee / Medium to full body, sweet and syrupy, some chew, decent hop balance / Flavors of toffee, coffee, spun sugar, chocolate, peat, and lavender / Another solid brew from Pelican.
riversideAK (5944) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee sweet sugary syrup dark fruit alcohol. Pours amber thin gead fades to.nothing. flavors of dark fruit alcohol sugary syrupy notes toffee residual sugar. Thinner bodied rather boozy. Meh.
bhensonb (13232) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very ruddy dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of pretty roasted malt with hints of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. Thereís a suggestion of smoke, thereís very smooth heavily roasted malt, and itís sort of like sucking on a Sugar Daddy. Bits of medium dark fruit are present - not dates - but in that direction. Incredibly smooth. Finishes darkly fruity, roasted caramelly, and certainly less than dry. Drinks way too easily.
marcus (8304) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a rich smoked malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: † Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing. † Huge malty aroma, caramel, a little peaty, with gobs of dark pitted fruit sweetness. † The caramel malt is big and sweet with this one. † Heavy on the tongue, very malty, sweet, toffee, caramel, dark pitted fruit, slight peat. † This is tasty! † Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. † Very slight sour tinge on the backside, but its minor. † Overall, malty, sweet, caramel and toffee, bready, slightly peaty, and just plain yummy.   Malt bomb!