chef201atc (261) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby red pour. Nose is a bit difficult to discern – a bit of sweet fruitiness. Palate is slightly thick. Flavor is nice – lots of peaty earthiness and residual sweetness.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle from recent trade. Home in snifter. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown with almost no head. No lacing. Aroma of peat, smoke, dark fruits, barrel and scotch booze. The taste was first smoke and peat and then a sweet dark fruit and booze finish. You also get some toffee and caramel. Medium to full body. Finish is oak, booze and caramel.
raradel (314) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wildly mature and deep at this point. Great nose of tobacco and leather, lightly malty. Murky red color. Flavors are sweet malt with a full finish.
dphillips0709 (13) - - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aged 2-3 years, pours light brown caramel color lots of sediment haha, sweet butterscotch, caramel slight smoky flavor. Great scotch ale, above a Rahr Iron Thistle any day... wish it wasn’t just a limited brew...
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from ericandersnavy- thanks again, Eric! Pours a hazy amber color with a tiny off-white head that settles into a lasting ring. Aroma of dust, cardboard, wood, peanut brittle, brown sugar, dates, and earth. Flavor of caramel, brown sugar, peat, wood, earth, figs, and dates. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, boozy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A bit past its prime, but solid.
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
never had a scotch like this but i was blown away when i first had it. slick was the word i first uttered. wish i still had some
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from my backlog: Deep hazy amber with a creamy tan head. Richly malty. Some toasted toffee, almost chocolaty with a sweet vanilla hint, tobacco and ginger snap cookies. Complex nose. Creamy body- richly malty. Toffeeish and toasted spices flavors, mild tobacco and dries out with a graham cracker note and biscuit. Nice malt depth. Awesome.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mar- Pour is dark with no head..Nose is smoke, wood, peat, alcohol, caramel..Taste is toffee, caramel, smoke, boozy, peat. Palate is alcohol and smoke
kbutler1 (1345) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish color with a light tan head. Chunks and floaties abound. Rich aroma of caramel, slight apple, and spice. Medium mouth feel. Sweet, slightly smokey flavor. Lots of caramel in the back end. No real evidence of the alcohol at this point. Smoke note lingers slightly.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Amy! Dark reddish brown pour with thin off white head, aroma has notes of smoke, caramel, toffee hints of dark fruits, touch of molasses and more fruit, very rich. Taste is sweet caramel, molasses, burnt sugars, dark fruits, slight smoke, hints of grass and earth, finishing fairly sweet.
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from Rudolf. Peaty rich malts with some booziness notes in the aroma. Sweet malts, rich, smokey peatness, light booze. Very nice Scotch ale