drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/16/12. 12oz bottle thanks to Walt! Deep, dark brown pour with no head no matter how hard I pour. Huge deep roasted caramel aroma with molasses and a definite meaty smoke aspect. Big caramel and lots of smokey meatiness. Not bad!
Errl (564) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mar) Pour is dark brown with no head..Nose is smoke, peat, wood, roast, coffee..Taste is smoke, peat, raisin, wet wood, licorice..palate is very bold
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to gunhaver for the share. Pours a dark brown-amber with a tan-ish head. Nose is smoke, peat, dark malts, and and bits of maple. Flavor is similar with a significant smoke and peat presence among the dark malt, caramel, maple, and smoke. Medium in body and interesting smokey scotch ale, especially for how old it is.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark murky brown, dirty and ugly, pours with basically no head... smells a bit oxidized to start, chocolate, peat and scotch, a bit past its prime... tastes like chocolate scotch, again its oxidized but a unique melding of flavors... wouldn’t have again though
Koelschtrinker (8480) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süßlicher Geruch, Rauchmalz. Füllend malziger Antrunk, wenig aber erkennbar süß. Im Mittelteil würziger (um nicht zu sagen sehr würzig), der Alkohol wird in noch nicht störendem Maße erkennbar. Sehr malzig, dabei leicht schokoladig sowie ebenso leicht hopfig im Abgang. Süßlich-vollmundig, sehr gut! Viele Dank an DerDoppelbock für das Bier! 7/12/11/12/12/11
johnnnniee (1496) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I received this in trade, but can’t remember who from, If you sent it to me thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a dark brown almost black in color with a decent tan head that fades to small lacing fairly quickly. Sweet malty nose that fills the senses with chocolate and caramel up front and a faint smoke and peat in the background. Taste of dried plums, raisins, a bit of chocolate, and some distant smoke. Medium to thin body disappoints a little. High carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Overall decent wee heavy, a tad thin on the body, but definitely one I wish I had more of.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a nice off-white head.
S: Plenty of sweet malts along with a nice note of vanilla. Hints of citrus, mainly oranges, as well as some mild peatiness. Some roasted malts and dark chocolate.
T: More roast and coffee notes than are present on the nose. Fairly sweet with some vanilla, and smoke/peatiness. The chocolate is of the dark and bitter variety, quite a nice flavor.
M: The body is medium with a smooth, medium carbonation.
D: One of the best Scotch Ales/Wee Heavies I’ve had. The peat is not overdone and plenty of good flavors going on.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to thirdeye11 for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights. Tan head. The aroma is chocolate, smoke, darker malts and dark fruit. The flavor is caramel, toffee, peat smoke, dark fruits and chocolate. Medium-thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. A great beer that has aged gracefully. One of my favorites from the Divine Reserve series.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, coffee brown color with smokey caramel and nuts aroma, flavors of walnuts, oxidized fruit, smoke, and whiskey with a smooth finish
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours really dark brown with no significant head. Smells of smokey dark fruit. Medium plus body with very mild carbonation. Flavor is earthy, peaty smokey and something pruney. Almost like barrel aged. Definitely not sticky. A great beer.