yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Carlsbad. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is dark roasted and malty. Sweet fruity and roasted toffee malty flavoured. Mild fruity and dark caramelish base flavoured into the finish with a smooth fruity accent. Nice.
brokensail (12519) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a dark amber color with a thin khaki head. Sweet malt, particularly toffee, on the nose with a nice bread and molasses aroma. A touch of peat and quite a bit of dark fruit. Mild alcohol on the flavor with lots of rich malt flavor in the form of toffee, molasses, and toasted bread. Good fruit notes, mild peatiness, perhaps just a hint of cocoa.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, peat, nuts, grass, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, peat, light fruit, and toffee.
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear tawny with a frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, nutty), light hops (grass, herbs), heavy yeast (dough, earth) with notes of brown sugar and dates. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Medium bodied, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
GT2 (9265) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at PPC. Clear deep reddish amber with minimum beige foam. Nose is cheap cherry coke, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste is very sweet, oily, rich, dense. Palate is thick, rich, maple syrupy. Not too cloying. Bitter chocolate would be a nice balancer here but it's absent. Still delicious. Dessert beer.
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BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as Reeds Wee Heavy Scotch Ale. Pours with a brown body and a thin off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is sweet with peat and dates. Taste is cinnamon, currants, peet and a touch of wood. Water like mouthfeel, light bubbles.
DuffMan (7633) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Pizza Port, Carlsbad. Deep copper colour, low almond head, no lace. Burnt caramel, medium sweetness, medium bodied, with a hint of woodiness and spices in the finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad: Pours a transparent copper amber with a small ring of frothy off-white head. Aroma of sweet toasty dark caramel with some smoky peat and a touch of earthy hops and light fruitiness. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramely sweetness with some light smoky notes and good authenticity before a drier, earthy semi-bitter peat finish. A nice Scotch ale.
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark red//brown color with a small grey head. The aroma is massive rich fruit and dusty tomes. A nice flavor of rich caramel, heavy sweet candied fruits, very dry. Enjoyable. Very big.
slowrunner77 (6761) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scotch ale all the way, which is a style that usually impresses. it was a good beer, but a slightly above average interpretation of the style...i wanted it to be a little heavier, and there was a distinct lack of smokey peat. oh well, otherwise it was malty goodness."