GarrettB (1409) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 28th, 2014 - We shift quickly from the lighter, fruitier beers to the darker, stickier stuff, when we go down the line to Peter Bís Scotch Ale. Dark, but not impenetrably so, itís easy to catch touches of labrador brown color where the beer meets the glass. Heavy and sweet, the aroma leads with malted milk ball and a light wisp of Guinness, creamy and soft, and very fragrant. And it is by this beer (the fourth or fifth in the line of tasters) where I recognize how fragrant Peter Bís beers are, all powerfully scented, even when handicapped by the dimensions and shape of the taster glass. The flavor also has a great deal of depth, chewy with chocolate, oatmeal elements and plenty of malts - very satisfying for those of us with a predilection for dipping our heads in buckets of raw malt and inhaling.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Bronze beer with a dark cream colored head. Malty aroma. Malty, light caramel flavor with decent smokiness and faint hops. Medium bodied. Lingering malt and smoke in good balance (of course Iíd have liked more smoke, but itís well balanced).