FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nutty and roasted malt taste with caramel notes. Medium bitterness. The palate lacks thickness, slightly watery mouthfeel. Dry, burnt, bready aftertaste. Great scotch ale with great roasted malt notes.
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Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a dark beer with creamy tan head. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate and dark fruits. The body seems thin for the style. Finish is bitter but the overall sweetness makes this hard to drink a second in one sitting.
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent scotch ale. Mild sweet malty aroma. Dark brown color with an average head. Lighter palate than most of this style and higher carbonation. Blend of sweet malt with raisin and molasses flavors with a slight smokiness. I also noticed a hops bitterness on the finish. Good effort.
ttutony (642) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep brown with a tan head. A little grainy aroma. Malty palate with toast, nuts, grain, a hint of cocoa. Not much in the way of smokiness which I consider a positive but may disappoint some people who are fans of the scotch ale style with a smoky malt character.
deyholla (6519) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2014 Untapped festival in Fort Worth. Pours a clear deep amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread, dark sweet grains, toffee and a touch of grass. Flavor has notes of dark breads with dark cookie, biscuit and some toffee coming through.
high_on_hops (591) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid black with a tan head and lacing. It has a rich, malty aroma with plum and some brown sugar. The flavor is rich, sweet malt up front with some dark fruit and a hint of chocolate leading to a sweet, smooth finish over a medium-heavy body.
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ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour, thin off white head. Candy sugar and malt in the nose. Middle is toasted malt and thin molasses. Finish is well balanced malt. Seems a little light in the mouth feel for the style, but very drinkable.
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank this a week ago, so I can’t remember all the details. This had a complex, dark flavor with a medium body. Not much bitterness which made it very drinkable.
jsquire (3402) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown amber color with only the barest of beige heads. Big malty, molasses and dried fruit nose. This is a very smooth beer with big malty sweetness, caramel, molasses, raisin, prune, faint smoke and rich peat. There is some sweetened chocolate in the finish, with a nice warming alcohol sensation to it. This is a very sweet, accessible Scotch ale.
schlitzfaced (54) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from bottle into glass. Pours a deep amber almost black in color. starts with about a two finger head which dissipates quickly. aroma is Carmel and sweet. Finishes very smooth. Not a bad ale.