glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 Re rate: Smooth mix of smokey, caramel malts and light sweetness. Big aroma and just a nice drinking beer all around. No hot alcohol, but could still smooth out a bit with time. Truly a fantastic beer.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005 (I poured this one as a volunteer). Pour is dark brown with off white head. Aroma of malt and sweet sugars, mild hop. Flavor of sweet maltiness, caramel, touch of smoke on palate. Decent scotch ale.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub.
Dark brown ruby-tinted beer. Very sweet malty aroma, fat caramel, brown sugar, strong warming peppery alcohol in back. In the mouth it has a nice sweet complex maltiness, toffee, caramel, bread, light treacle. A touch of herbal hop character. Light sweet whisky flavour in back. Lots of malt make it a bit sticky tasting. Very similar to their regular scotch ale, with a bit more of both heat and peat.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
ruby brown with a khaki head. nose is alcohol grapes and moss. sweet flavor that is chocolate raisins in a good way.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, courtesy of Nuffield) Pours a murky brown body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of raisins, toasted marshmellows, and brown sugar. Flavor of raisins and malt.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent head production, creamy. Sweet, malty, caramel aroma, rather strong alcohol puffing throught he nose, and hitting the palate as well. Roasted edge is very subdued, opening up with warmth to more raisin and fruit. Not bad. Cool bottle and name.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nose is excellent-sweet and malty. Body-dark almandine with thick film of bubbles. Tatse-perfect sweetness and bitterness. Notes of apple, raisin, some chocolate, some alcohol, spice. Very nice and well done. I canít fully articulate why, but this beer has alot going for it.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby colored. Good khaki head. Sweet, scotchy malt nose. Slightly syrupy. Sweet. Some decent fizziness. Alcohol well hidden.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy copper, unfiltered, light beige head. Surprisingly hoppy example, developing limey and citrusy notes that give a tart edge to the candied caramel maltiness. It compensates these eccentricities thanks to a vast juicy banana, apple, mango, grapes etc. fruitiness that becomes the focus point and aptly blends with the peaty smokiness. Perhaps a bit too vinous and tart at that, but the alcohol is well masked and if youíre into fruity scotch ales, start planning your trip to Silver City.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light wood, brown sugar, bubblegum sugar
Appearance: dark reddish brown, small head, lacing
Flavor: dark fruits, wood, cream, some carmel, some bubblegum, and brown sugar
Palate: sweetness with a sweet oak aftertaste