joelfaber (37) - Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark with a thin tan head. Smels slightly toasted. Tastes is smokey and sweet and finishes slightly bitter and earthy. Has medium body.
ZacM612 (297) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with thin beige head. Aroma is sweet and roasted, almost burnt. Smoky flavor with a slight toffee finish with a little alcohol burn. Not bad.
TXBadger (1881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown with tan head. Nuts, dark fruits, some peat, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. One of their better beers.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to crajun for the trade!
Pours clear dark brown with a thin off-white head.
Nutty roast malt aroma. Little/no hop aroma.
The flavor is sweet and nutty with a bit of bitterness in the finish.
dfinney23 (2235) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Caramel malt and peat smoke with a surprisingly light finish. Conveniently shows up every year around my birthday.
jgb9348 (5061) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a rich three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, raisins and pit fruits with a lot of earth. Medium-bodied; Assertive alcohol and bourbon flavours up front with a definite earthy and rich malty flavour coupled with loads of caramel, toffee and pit fruit sweetness right behind. Aftertaste shows a lot of complexity with some honey notes, bits of smoke and toastiness and a lot of pit fruits coupled with earth. Overall, a nice very rich beer with a good profile and an even better depth. I sampled this pint on draught here at the Hilton Austin Airport for US$7.00 on 06-May-2014.
gnoff (8377) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Very dark brown color, white head. Sweet, malty, toffee taste. Toffee aftertaste. Sweet, malty, toffee scent. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
umich03jm (2699) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Rightcross55. Pours very dark ruby red with a small foamy head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is thick caramel candy and dark fruit mixed with some light chocolate and peat smoke. Taste only slight sweet with a dry finish. Caramel and dark fruit mostly and a very light smokiness in the finish. Medium body with a nice chewy mouthfeel. Solid scotch ale. Nice and smooth.
tdubesq (14) - - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark chocolate with a thin cream head. Faint aroma of malt and smoke and earth. Tastes of malt and alcohol with a wood and peat finish.
Ferris (7532) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Caramel and light grains. Dark clear amber with a beige head. Light and sweet whiskey notes, with grains and a bit of sweet caramel. Nice and spot on for style.