jerseyjohn71 (261) - corsicana, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, bread, nuts, toast, roasty, floral, herbs, dough, earthy, alcohol, banana, butterscotch, clove, raisin, cough drop, vanilla, smoke, woody, amber, golden, orange, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
degbert (1376) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy red-brown with a fine-grained, creamy, sticky, lacy off-white head. Nose is port wine, bourbon, tomato leaf, smoked meat, roast nuts, and vanilla. Sweet and boozy up front, with a definite smoky note; I might almost think this was a rauchbier if I hadnít seen the label. On the back of the tongue, it dries out a bit, moving more into dried fruit, roasted nuts, and a mushroom/earthy element. Finish is long, herbal, and less sweet. Itís good, but the smoke is very dominant; if you like that, then this is for you.
ethanTHEtrill (43) - - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap to the Hay Merchant. Poured into a tulip. Nice dark goldish brown appearance with a terrific 2 inch white head. Aromas of caramel and slight booze. Taste of sweet malts hits you first then deeper malt with a slight boozy sweet finish. Solid rendition of a wee heavy going to cop a 6íer when I can find it.
TXBadger (1926) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Caramel malts, dark fruits, and a scotch note on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice warming scotch note.
dfinney23 (2257) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma and taste of caramel malt and dark fruit with a wonderful smoky peat undercurrent.
Errl (2115) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark brownish red with a thin tan head...Nose is sweetness, burnt sugar, caramel, brown sugar...Taste is caramel, sweet, spice, brown sugar, toffee..
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red brew with a sparse head. Nose of smoke, caramel, toffee, slight burnt odor. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, peat.
rougeau13 (2192) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Flying Saucer. Dark, hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma is toasty caramel, slight fruit and very mild booze. Taste is lighter than most scotch ales; malty and sweet, but lacking sharp flavor or booziness. Full bodied. Mild for a scotch ale, but more easy drinking than most.
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2011. Slight hazy burnt copper with a thin white head. Aroma of toasty scotch ale malt, light peat. Flavor actually had a touch of bourbon but without any warming booze. Dark toasty malt, no bitterness till the aftertaste. A delightfully different and delicious full bodied scotch ale!
mmmbeer (1328) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served a transparent dulled maroon color-almost like a sunfaded mahogany wood now that I think about it. Lively light carbonation, creamy thick tan head formed and tried itís best to lace. Aroma- caramel malt, yeast, freshly cut 2nd cutting alfalfa, and fantastic memories of home. Hits the mouth with a body wide enough to fit all of Obamaís lies (the dollar died) clean through, malt slaps you around and makes you answer to BITCH, faint sweetness in the middle with still apparent strength of the malt, finish has a small cloying toffee and candi sugar sweetness to it with only a faint amount of alcohol to it. Iíve been waiting 2 years to try this brew-Iím kicking myself in the ass that I didnít have it sooner.