M82 (410) - Kansas, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of oaky banana char beneath smokey bacon and bright citrusy notes; warming, interesting, and enjoyable.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by Jesterdeal-750 bottle-thin white-hazy gold. A-initially lemon, peat/scotch, med malt. Softens and sweetens as it warms. T-sweet med malt-caramel, scotch/peat, spice/earthy hops.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with James and John. Aroma is highland scotch whiskey. Peaty and scotchy and only missing the whiskey burn. Pours buttery orange with a good frothy head. Taste is that of a smooth scotch and soda with a nice buttery honey finish. As this warms, the malt back keeps getting tastier. I recommend milking this one until it’s good and warm. A pleasant surprise.
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Jesse at John’s house. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste is peat, scotch, peat, scotch and citrus. Kind of like a scotch cut by lemon water. Medium body. Gets better as it warms.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy copper color in the glass with a froth of white foam that settles down quickly. Aroma is light, clean whiskey with dry oak and sweeter malt with peat. Taste is heavy on the scotch but there is also a nice peat character with some touches of sweet malt and dry alcohol spice with oak into the finish. Relatively dry mouthfeel. Nice beer.
bluejacket74 (1570) - 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 (3020) - 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 (1736) - 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
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrSilverworm (8711) - 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 (7670) - 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.