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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4787) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2009
Deep amber pour with a thin cream head. Nose is heavy with malts, caramel, peat and light fruits. Very nice on the palate with a creamy peat flavor that finishes with a slightly sweet note.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2009
Pours a deep amber into the glass with a white head. Aroma is deep malt with some brown sugar and alcohol. Flavor is an extremely smooth and rich caramel malt flavor with great rum and vanilla notes. Really impressed at the body of this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
(Draught, various samples) Pours a dark brown body with a tall beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, sulfur, roasted malt, nuts, and brown sugar. Flavor of molasses, raisins, boozy, and roasted malt with a somewhat thin mouthfeel and a dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2008
On tap @ Denver Logans Pre GABF Bomb Factory Tasting. Pours clear brown with an average, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of pear, apple, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, oily texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
On tap @ Denver Logans Pre GABF Bomb Factory Tasting poured a clear brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth warming malty finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3371) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a dark amber color with a medium frothy light tan head. The aroma is a sweet malt and raisin. Decent lacing on the glass. The taste is a rich malt with a dark fruit finish. A very easy to drink scotch ale that hides the alcohol well. Really enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours a dark brown red. Nice thick white head. The nose carried with it notes of dark caramelized fruits. The taste is what you would expect from the nose a very sweet flavor of dark fruits, maybe plumbs. The alcohol is well hidden this beer, it is one I will need to be careful because it goes down so easy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2008
Draft at Draught House. Tasted of sweet caramel and sugar. I found it enjoyable, maybe it would be more so during the cold months. I couldn’t taste any alcohol but I felt it afterwards.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2008
draft at Flying Saucer while waiting for KAggie to show up. Pours a dark amber/copper color with a reddish tint. White head. Couldn’t pick up much smell at first because they served it cold in a cold glass. After warming some, the scent became more apparent. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some dark fruit and hint of alcohol. Taste was of same dark fruit and sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thick and a little sticky with alcohol well hidden. Although it didn’t have an alcohol feel in the mouth, I sure felt the buzz afterwards. Not a bad first attempt at a Scotch Ale by Real Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2008
Tap at Flying Saucer, suffered through with that danged t-sip Zinister. Pours a deep amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is a curious blend of banana, suigar, and bubblegum... um, is this a weizen or a Scotch Ale??? Flavor is Autumn leaves, stale sugar-coated malt, and a slight hint of peat in the finish. Thick palate. Good, but by no means great; I’m looking for more peat in the finish. Perhapsh the next batch (the sophomore effort) will be better? I"m expecting nothing less. Stay tuned.


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