bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
Ratman197 (11068) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BeerandBlues2 (10688) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BMan1113VR (7902) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Pours with an ever so slightly hazed amber with a faded khaki, creamy head. Aroma of caramel, peat, alcohol, bread and light fruit esters. Taste is plums, prunes, caramel, alcohol, smoke, raisins and sherry. Strong bitterness for the style. Creamy and silky mouthfeel with light bubbles.
alexsdad06 (6873) - Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from Spec’s El Paso split 3 ways. Pours a hazy caramel brown color with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel, toffee, some dark fruit and tobacco. The flavor is big malty, caramel, toffee, a light peat, dark fruit, I did get a mineral note, this was ok.
SudsMcDuff (6752) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
so are you chinese or japanese? .. . pours a dark mahoganey .. . has a big beutiful head .. . very light cognac/molasses in the nose .. . easy drinking but honestly muddled and wrong turn-ish .. . needs more backbone .. . kinda disappointing.. . get offa my propatee! .. scoob dub was there!
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio. This was the 2009 version.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malt with some alcohol. The flavor is caramel, dark cherries, brown sugar and a little of alcohol. I remember this beer being more boozy so I think the year of aging helped mellow the beer out, which is good in my opinion. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
djd07 (5885) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5771) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Dallas Gingerman) Pours a decent looking dark red color, almost no head, and no lacing on the glass. Smell is a little molasses, toffee, roastiness, and some other unidentifiable sweet smell. Taste is way too bitter/burnt and the sweetness was there to "balance" it but it wasn’t balanced at all. It was really just gross. The roast was like burnt toast and I didn’t enjoy this one at all. I paid for it, but I drank only about 20% before the waitress took it away at my request. Carbonation was a little light, could use more creaminess, but overall solid.
onceblind (5307) - 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!