bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Served in a thistle glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like whiskey, peat, caramel, oak, bready/grainy malt and some pears. The flavor starts off very peaty. There’s also some bready malt/grain, oak, pears, candied fruit, iodine, honey and toffee noticeable too. I think the peaty and sweet flavors mesh well together in this brew, it tastes better and better the longer I drink it. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s chewy and coating with moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, I’ll have to see if I can find another bottle. Definitely worth trying! $10.99 a bottle.
tgncc (2749) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Savor NYC 2013. This beer reeked of scotch...cheap scotch. The aroma was peat smoked malts, booze. The appearance was red/brown, off-white head. The flavor was like the aroma, like Johnnie Walker Red poured into a beer. The finish was boozy. Not good, in my opinion.
csaso (1304) - Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - fair size foamy head, nice dark copper color, sweet and woody malt aroma and flavor, pretty strong alcohol notes, definitely a sipping beer but good
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DrSilverworm (6006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared by phaleslu. Totally hazy golden amber color. Nice white head, some lace. Bigger body. Lighter carbonation. Light chewiness to the body. Definitely peaty. Light to moderate amount of smoke. Light caramel malt. Some vegetable and smoke. Sweeter taste. Interesting, big, but pretty intense stuff
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via local STL trade. Pours a hazy old gold color with a finger of foamy eggshell white head. Hoo boy. The aroma is all Scotch barrel; peat and oak, with some dough and earthiness. Flavor is equally Scotchy but has more balance to the oak and peat, with sweet dough, dry grains, and dried fruit. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a peaty mouthfeel. Really unusual. The base beer must be fairly weak, as it vanishes when compared to the barrel. But I like Scotch.
niday2288 (115) - - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is sweet and malty. Color is cloudy copper. Taste is malty and sweet with more bourbon notes than scotch though there is a hint of peat smoke. Very good.
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freeofthoughts (647) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden with minimal off white head. Smokey peat aroma dominating most. Sweet pale malts are covered in Smokey scotch notes with a light fruitiness. Very solid stupid smooth and peat scotch centric.
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a dark abmer color with a small off white head. Aroma was very smokey and peeaty, lots of scotch, really not much else to be honest. Flavor was similar, almost all schotch, with light toast and caramle sweetness in the background. A bit one dimensional but different and unique.
DocLock (7721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 shared at Craft Ale House courtesy of a PUB’R acolyte. Poured hazy gold with fizzy white head. Nose was pale malt, scotch, oak. Tasted of noble hops, pale malt, peaty scotch and oak. Overall got real close to the elusive Scotch/Beer boundary, and I found this one to be enjoyable.
bhensonb (10736) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 750 from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very hazy orange with a foamy/frothy off-white head. Aroma is peat and wood. Kind of opens up the nasal passage. Cause there’s alcohol there too. Full bodied. Flavor is peat smoke, wood and arguably something fruity. This is not the overwhelming Brewdog approach, but it is really, firmly smoked. Coats the mouth. Finishes that way, but it seems fair to say that the level of smoke is strong, but not annoying like a Paradox. Oh, did I type that? How gauche.