Chudwick (2767) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from the Cabin Pack - nose is biscuits and grass. Sip ads a little smoke/peat, caramel and light citrus. This is pretty good for being a little light for the style. I mainly like it for the peat.
obguthr (5488) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky wood, toast, and cherry nose. Clear tea, medium yellow head, good lacing. Leather, peat, elderberries. Bitter tea finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Nice peat character, but the texture is empty and fizzy.
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - JAN 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a normal style for me, first one I’ve rated. Seems to be wide variety of opinions on this looking at the comments. Light oak and a hint of booziness on the nose. Malty but not to thick with a hint of smoke and a clean finish.
malvrich (221) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle from Cabic Pack
Box stamped Enjoy By May 2016
Actual bottle stamped 3455 so bottled on Dec. 11.
Poured into a Chalice.
A: Very cold pour left next to no head at all. Just a collar around the glass. Crystal clear jewel toned weak tea color. 2nd bottle poured a bit more of tan foam.
S: Lightly sweet malt and a little dark fruit/prune note on the nose. A little stout-like but very light. Again the beer is very cold.
T: Roasty English hop bitterness with a hint of toffee sweetness at the back. Not getting peat nor smoke to speak of. Balanced and decent taste.
M: Slick and a bit oily. Medium bodied and almost flat. Shorter finish than I expected. Fairly clean and very softly carbonated.
O: I remember having this back in the ’90s and finding it good but cloying after a short while but perhaps due to the cold temp It’s fairly crisp and clean. Still pretty good although probably not something I’d seek out unless perhaps I have a nice bottle of Scotch on hand.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jan. 9, 2016; 12 oz. bottle from SA sampler 12-pack. Copper-dark pour; minimal head. Smoky, vaguely-herbal, malt-laden brew that’s a bit of a challenge to get through.
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cabin pack Clear copper brown pour with decent soapy sudsy sticky head. Malty old biscuits and moldy peatiness. not all that great imho. didn’t care for it. Blah.
Carlisle (469) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper with some reddish hue; thick off-white head and substantial lacing. Peated malt aroma. Rich, smoky malt flavor. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Patrickctenchi (5870) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, bubbled-copper with a tall, yellowed-beige head.
Caramel, toasty scent.
Flavour is caramel malt, vanilla.....just a hint of smoke and peat.
A very mild scotch ale.....a slight herbal bittering towards the end.
hauxe (337) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated from old notes. A rich brew with a heavy malt preasence. Hints of fruit and woodsmoke. Well bodied with a lingering, not unpleasant aftertaste in which the hops comes to the fore. Not a light, easy drinking beer, but a nice digestif.
PartyFowle (954) - - JUN 23, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dirty white head dissipates quickly, leaving suds. Pours a medium-dark amber, with just a few bubbles. Aroma isn’t too strong, but what I could get was wheat bread and some smoky firewood. Malts control the flavor, with a sweetness balanced with roasted charcoal flavors. Medium carbonation; light body. A little gentler than I’d like for the style, but drinkable.