PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 Tap at Barcade: Pours a nut brown with a decent tan head which leaves a light lacing. The aroma has some dark fruityness, anise, and a light chocolate touch. It’s medium in body with a roasty caramel malt touch. A bit sweet and slightly viscous. Some oakey perfumy notes leading to an earthy light resin finish. A simple Scotch Ale.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Draft. Light brown and clear with an ivory head. Very faint fruit and malt aroma. Nice fruity flavor with some figs and chocolate. Dry finish. Very nice.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Cumming Summits: Clear chestnut color with a small off-white head. The aroma was pretty simple made mostly of sweet malty caramel. Malty flavor of caramel and nutty. Semi-dry. Moderately bitter finish. Some warmth. Light to medium bodied.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a thick tan head. Nice appearance. Weak aroma of smoked malts, caramel and nuts. Not much there. Kind of weak in the flavors too. Descent caramel and smoked malts tastes but not much else. Where were the fruits? I thought this was pretty average.
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light peat, nuts, and light roast. Taste of caramel and smoked malts, nuts, light alcohol, and faint citrus hoppiness. Did I have the same beer everyone else had?
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve had this on tap at a few places in the NY metro area so far, and I must say that it is a rather weak attempt at a scotch ale (the description at Barcade listed it as 6% alcohol, if that is any indication) - some chocolate and caramel make themselves present in the rather thin body, but otherwise this is a bland effort at an otherwise flavorful style.
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Collins Bar. Deep copper in color with tan head. Roasty chocolatety aroma. Coffee like roast. Little or no peat character. Flavor is sweet. Caramel notes. Ok.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Collins Bar. Some chcolate roastiness and light carbonation. No peat
flavors are apparent. some sweetness thats like lollipops. No real roastiness. A wasted effort.