Cybercat (3304) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a dark, rich, warm, barely transparent mahogany with a decent pale tan head - very appetizing. Lively, spicy aroma has hints of caramel and wood. Strong flavor is spicy, malty and nutty with tones of cloves and caramel and a woody hint. Smooth, fizzy texture leaves behind a nice tingle, while spicy and nutty flavors linger.
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Belgian Style Scotch Ale, really? Wouldn’t that put the brewing country in the North Sea somewhere? Anyway, on with the show.
The pour was similar to a quad, with deep reddish brown color, and not much carbonation. The smell was different than most beers, with a high concentration of ripe fruits and vanilla, a brett like wild streak, and then whiff of hops. The taste was exceptional. The richness of the malt shine through but avoided any sort of cloying tendencies. The ripe fruits were present throughout the sip, and finish was actually quite dry. There was a significant warmth in the finish. The body was soft and creamy and not very thick. This dis not exhibit much in terms of the Scotch influences, but the Belgian Yeast strain made you forget all that. One of the finest American interpretations of Belgian style brewing.
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed at a special release party held at Barley’s in Greenville, SC. Served from tap into a tulip. Pours a dark dark brown with a one finger off-white head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma is comprised of spices, citrus, and a nice sour note. The flavor was of spices, alcohol, fruit, and sweet malt. It was light on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a very nice brew that was very smooth with a spicy kick. It was very light on the palate but still maintained bold flavoring that were quite nice. Looking forward to the actual release of this one so I can snag up a few bottles.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear wood stain brownwith very little head. nice Chely mats with significant fruit. Cherry. Slightly tart in the finish. I really dig this one.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours opaque copper – amber with thin loose off white head. The aroma has a rich prune, cherry and red apple wedge fruity sweetness rolling into lesser amounts of earthiness and caramel. The taste is bold and rich with dark fruit such as plums, cherries and mildly earthy sweet dates. By midway I get thin ribbons of caramel, malts, earthiness and yeasty spice joining in. It ends sweet and dark fruitiness with a faint sense of roasty malts dryness. Pretty cool brew where a pleasing earthy note grows as it warms.
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Pours a nice auburn color with off white head and nice lacing. Smells of abbey yeast, toffee and some dried fruits. Tastes of some vine here. Good sweetness. Not sure how this is a Scotch Style Ale, as I do not taste the normal characters of a Scotch Ale...no peat smell...this is trappist nose through and through.
jjgmd (1435) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish deep red. Nose is oak, wood and fruity. Taste is full of
flavor, sweet with raisins and fruit. No appreciable bitterness, finish is dry, sweet and short. Alcohol masked quite well. Nice SA. Quaff Score 8 / 10
beernovice39 (3124) - Montana, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a hazy red/brown with traces of a light tan head. Sugar and vanilla in the nose big time but the taste is mild sweet fruitt with a dry finish.
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours amber brown with a small tan head. No retention or lace.
S: Dark fruit, light spice, molasses, black cherries, and yum.
T: Lots of dark fruit, spice, and molasses. Strong Belgian esters as well.
M: Medium in body, smooth, damn good.
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of caramel, chocolate and nougat. Appearance is dark red\brown with tan head. Flavor matches the nose, with some black grape and liquor. Palate is creamy and bubbly. A very underrated Scotch Ale.