jkwood04 (2948) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a thistle. Pours brown with a light beige head. Aroma of a lot of caramel and toffee and nuttiness from the malts, plus a nice floral hop note and hints of alcohol. Flavor about the same, with the malt character what it should be for a beer of this style. Smooth texture. A pretty good beer, but the alcohol could be hidden a little more.
Dogbrick (6859) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. The beer is a clear ruby-brown color with a medium thick beige head that diminishes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of earthy malt, fruit and caramel. Full-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, ripe fruit and figs. The finish is peaty with a burnt malt and dark fruit aftertaste. Decent all around.
dwm1034 (548) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at brewpub with Gerry and Lindsay B. pours a darker copper color with minimal head. Taste is minimal hops and touches of toffee, chocolate and smoke / peat. Not too boozy. Will try another.
Alphadelic (1732) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An incredibly dark brown. A properly smoky but unfortunately coppery nose. Strong, rich and almost peaty but that overwhelming mouthful-of-pennies lets it down.
trujahwarrior (401) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours a dark brown/red color with a light tan head that leaves ok lacing. Smells of smoked and roasted mats, and a hint of chocolate. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a sweetness in the back end. Mouthfeel us medium with good carbonation. Overall this is very smooth for a 9.2 abv scotch ale. Silver city never disappoints.
Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This a cause of much debate. Was it supposed to be sour? probably not. Was it bad that we kind of enjoyed it anyway/ Smells like a good balsamic vinegar, Lighter bodied than I expected. Notes of apple and an earthy note, as well. Hints of Balsamic vinegar. Odd and very enjoyable. Thanks to curly for the trade.
boFNjackson (3918) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Shelter in Seattle... Poured dark reddish/brown with a thin, light khaki head. Picked up a strong sweetness, dark fruits and eaters, with a touch of wood and smokiness. Mild bitterness with worty malt and a chalky, ashy, charred character.
killjoy966 (676) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pint @ silver city. big robust and easy to drink. big fat beer with a big fat name.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with amber edges, thin head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, mostly raisin and plum, pretty sweet overall. Taste is pretty sweet, wish there was some more roast, or bitterness of some kind. Too sweet, reminds me of a doppelbock but without the yeast character.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Brouwers. Pours a very dark brown with an offwhite head. Smells of brown sugar and spice. Tastes very sweet with almost no bitter. Finishes cloyingly.