Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Holy crap ... I gotta get some of this for my dad, the Scotch drinker. This carries a bountiful nose of Celtic whiskey that reminds me of home. It drinks with a full-on Scotch flavor, riding high on an otherwise light, orange-amber body. If you like Scotch and beer, you will love this combination. (#4931, 1/22/2013)
thecp015 (2) - USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy straw color, thin off-white head quickly disappears, save around the edge of the glass. Smells heavily of scotch - peat and smoke prevalent. Taste is very heavy smoke, a bit of peat, and strong alcohol finish. Overall, good brew, aged very well, but Iíll likely tire of it by the end of the 750ml bottle since Iím not sharing.
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with small white head. The aroma is strong peat and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong peat and smoke. Good.
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big whiskey notes, earth, peat, wood, leather, toasty and nutty malts. The taste is pretty intense whiskey and smoke, leather, earth, sweet caramel malts. Medium bodied, lingering spiciness from the smoke, slightly cloying malts, low carbonation. Interestng beer but I fear it may get tiresome quickly.
Indra (2569) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, 2012 vintage. Nose of sweet, light, honeyish malt, smoky, briny scotch, oak, and alcohol. Medium golden in color, with a lasting, uneven head, some sparse lacing as well. Flavor profile is strongly peaty, smoky, alcoholic and full of scotch barrel character from start to finish, which is not a negative connotation per se, but scotch is unmistakably the dominant character here. Some oak, light tannin and alcoholic warmth, with a smooth, gently acidic feel and a full body. Not like anything Iíve had to date.
M82 (220) - 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 (11004) - 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 (1640) - 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 itís good and warm. A pleasant surprise.
jtclockwork (7107) - , 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 Johnís 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 (1281) - 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 (1204) - 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. Thereís 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, itís chewy and coating with moderate carbonation. I like this beer a lot, Iíll have to see if I can find another bottle. Definitely worth trying! $10.99 a bottle.