mfhennig (281) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bomber, pours a dark reddish brown with a beige head that faded quickly, nice lacing. Aroma is smokey peat and malts. Flavor is toffee, caramel, raisins. Needs to be a bit thicker, maybe kick up the ABV a bit. Another solid brew from Pig Minds!
kaser (5685) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from draft at World of Beers in Evanston. Black with off white foamy head. Sweet fruity and malty aroma. Taste is fruity - no smoke. I wonder if he poured the wrong beer. It's good tho
Frank (4025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice, malt-accented brew w/ just a touch of smoke. Itís clear garnet brown color w/ a long-lasting head of white bubbles. Its nose is mild and very slightly smokey but some sweetness in the taste really brings out some roast and chocolate notes. This is a full bodied brew w/ nice, creamy carbonation. It finishes w/ a full lingering sweetness and a touch of dark chocolate bitterness. This is definitely worth a gander if you are a fan of the style.
nuplastikk (5796) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pig Minds. Brown body, respectable beige head. Smoky caramel toffee aroma. Rather mild, almost undercarbonated. Dry on the palate, maybe a touch of roastiness. Very smoke forward, the body is a little hollow though, doesnít back it up much. Fresh vibrant flavors nonetheless. OK. Sessionable and clean.
rubbishystuff (2334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2016 At the brewpub. Malty smooth with some smoke but not like drinking a campfire. Peat flavors as well. Nice. Serving: Tap
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub. Arrived black with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma of mild smoked peat and chocolate. What a great combination! The flavor is the same great marriage of smoked peat and chocolate. Smooth on the palate and very well rounded. Mild bitterness at the finish. A delicious and excellent ale.
zebra (1801) - Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
on tap @ brewpub. part of the most generous sampler iíve ever had. wish it were more smokey and more Scottish.
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, pours a clear dark brown with a thin white headm, the aroma has a good amount of caramel and fruit notes, kind of like the Ester, the flavor has a ton of malt and caramel with a nice big sweet finish, the abv shows in the finish some, really not my style but still well done. I donít think Iíve had a bad beer from these guys, nice.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Another great beer from these guys. This was my last beer of the night and my actual rating is unreadable, so ill have to come back sgain to give it another go.