jandd1983 (1574) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at the taproom. It poured a hazy reddish/copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was bready and caramel that starts sweet and creamy with a hint of caramel. It was a medium bodied brew with a nice full and round mouthfeel. The taste was similar to the aroma and it finished smooth and clean with a lingering sweetness, very good.
SPDickerman (698) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the Tap Room. Pours copper orange with a finger of off-white head. Smells lightly malted, hints of toasted biscuits and toffee. Taste is a little sweet and a little bitter. Light-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Schlafly 80 Schilling finishes with a touch of sweetness.
jmagnus87 (1385) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Tap Room. Very good beer. Iíve seen this here several times and always wanted to try it, but never got around to doing it. Now that I finally have, I wish I would have got a growler of it. Something Iíll have to do next time.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the Tap Room. This pours clear and coppery. A one plus finger off white head. Thevnose is fruit from the hops, grain, and soggy malt. I taste the fruit first. The hops are subdued but nice. Malt is multi layered and includes a tiny dash of cocoa. Cinnamon is noted and is also light. Alcohol seems ablittle higher than listed. This is tasty, subtle, and nice. Very enjoyable.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
draft... medium murky amber... light nose, taste is strong and peaty, too much smoke, not very good
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 9/17/2011 at the Hop in the City Festival in a clean half-pint taster glass. Two versions on tap: standard keg and cask-conditioned. Clean, malty, moderate residual sweetness. Fairly attractive and tasty amber ale, but not completely true-to-style. A bit too watery, too much residual sweetness, and zero Scotch peat smoke aroma/taste. To Schlaflyís credit, peat/smoky characteristics are optional and tough to nail outside of Scotland. Surprisingly full-bodied and complex for 4.15% ABV. I could easily drink a couple of these over dinner.
With regards to the cask-conditioned version: Compared to the standard batch, this one demonstrated a more complex fermentation, hence more yeast aroma, less translucent body, smoother carbonation, and great lacing. Iím convinced this one climbed higher than the stated 4.15% ABV. Recommended.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 6/23/11. Pint from the Tap Room. Pours filtered with a bronze hue. Off white head. Malty caramel aromas. Medium bodied with a good malt roast. Faint hops. Solid effervescence. Crisp but smooth. A nicely rounded palate leaning towards the sweet and tangy. Good malt bill and fresh and tasty!
rader58 (695) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Hopfest 2011. Pours a burnt orange color. Aroma of peat, grain. Flavor is peat, molasses. Very watery. Not that impressed.
andyhwcinc (1136) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on tap at Schlafly Tap Room in St Louis, MO as part of a sampler. Appearance a slightly dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma Iím not really getting anything, if anything a faint English yeast. Taste is explosive with the English yeast, very much prevalent and mixes well with a rich caramel/bready malt backing. Mostly crisp, just has a really nice flavor to it and I can definitely see myself drinking many in a row.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Hop in the City 2010. Pours a clear copper color with a small eggshell white head. Aroma is mostly malts- caramel, bread, and toast- with some citrus and leafy hops. Flavor of citrus and earth complement the slate of malts. Light-bodied, with mild carbonation and a malty mouthfeel, albeit a light and almost watery one. Because of that super-light body, none of the notes are particularly strong here. Definitely sessionable, and very drinkable.