LarryBeast (517) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brooklyn. Solid scotch ale with noticeable peat and liberal booziness. Malt-heavy, richly sweet.
Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Even, glassy red/black. Aroma is sweet, worty and alcoholic. Taste is a very suave, refined version of the aroma, with black cherry and bourbon notes. $6/22Oz
Menofthesea (4) - - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 This. Beer. Is. Amazing. Poured from a 22oz bomber I snagged from Trader Joes in Bellingham into a Innis & Gunn thistle, it is a beautiful deep red/brown with a small off-white head. Looks similar to a cola or root beer.
Aroma is full of malt sweetness, with toffee, caramel and brown sugar notes. A hint of smoke and slight spice and booziness, as well as sasparilla (maybe?)
Taste follows the nose wonderfully with big, sweet malts dominating the palate. Caramel, toffee, and brown sugar coming on all at once. The smokiness that appeared shy-ly on the nose is much more evident here, playing nice with smooth fruity characteristics of raisins and prunes. A slight bitterness is also present, and no hop flavor is detectable. The alcohol is exceptionally well hidden, if I had to guess from a blind tasting I would put it around 6% but it is a whopping 9.2%. As it warms the raisin, prune and alcohol become a bit more prominent, as well as another flavor that is hard to discern. (Almost a sort of nuttiness)
The mouthfeel is smooth and slightly sticky with medium-low carbonation that compliments the flavor profile nicely.
Overall, probably the best scotch ale Iíve ever had the pleasure of consuming. (And Iíve tried very many) It remains complex and flavorful in a style of beer where it is all too easy to become one dimensional. Definitely one of my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scotch being one of my favorite styles and Silver City being a local brewery... I really hoped I'd love this one! Unfortunately I only liked it. Probably won't buy it again as there are so many other really good offerings of the style out there.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, huge light tan head.
Smell big smokey licorice and caramel, brown sugar.
Taste big malty, lots of toffee and brown sugar on the finsh
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma malty, a touch of sourness and smoke. Taste initially quite sweet, almost a candy character, then mellows out to a more typical scotch ale maltiness with slight smoke. Palate slightly thick. Finish clean with slight hops.
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a dark brown reddish, carmel taste, a light smokiness and overall refreshing
mikedR (1276) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wee Heavy lite! Super nice Scotch ale. Incredibly dark copper pour. Malt notes are a little sweet and a lot caramel. Picking up some vanilla perhaps too. Lingering sweetness. Robust ABV at 9.2%, but not boozy, just warm. Recommended! B+/A-
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HKAndy (16) - JAPAN - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Devil Craft Tokyo. Itís a great attempt at a scotch.really strong brown sugar. Sweet aroma. Just is too cloying compared to its rivals. Starts getting really annoying within the pint. First beer: half pinter.
brokensail (11089) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a white head. Nose of sweet caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and toffee. Some butterscotch, vanilla, alcohol, and maybe a light nuttiness. Thereís a lot of malty sweetness to the flavor. Plenty of caramel, toffee, and butterscotch. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit, and chocolate. Toasted nuts, light alcohol, and a nice toast character.