PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep ruby pour with a tan film of head. Sweet malty aroma- a bit buttery- diacetyl- dark fruits, maple, candied plum and vanilla. Fairly thick bodied with low carbonation. Big malt sweetness but no depth or nuance. Some toasted maple- dark fruit/plummy notes. Some light fruit skin bitterness with sweeter notes of raisin followed by vanilla and mild butterscotch. Just big sweet and toasted with no depth. Didn’t detect and peat character. Eh.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep scotch colored with quickly faded head. Musty wood barrel aroma, then sweet honeyed scotch wafts off the glass. Sweetly malty flavor with bubblegum bursts that aren’t so flattering. A bit too much on the sweet side. I question the alcohol content on this batch as the sugariness bespeaks an under-attenuated beer.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to thethrone sending me this bottle it wasn’t till now did I recognize it was on my want list dam them for changing the name me. So a huge thanks goes out to him for another want knocked off the list
The bottle PC correct label and all poured into my DFH snifter produced a whopping two fingers worth of tan head but she didn’t last long. The body on the brew was a darker burgandy when held to the light.
Aromas coming from my glass reminded me of a great Scotch, rich caramel, some peat, a hint of smoke, along with some dark fruits
Flavors are right up there as well a good malty sweetness with enough smoked peat to keep it from being to coy. Again I got some darker fruits in it as well. This brew is heavy enough in the mouth to make this a great sipper with almost no carbonation to it at all.
A great drinking Scotch ale, thanks again for sending it my way. I would drink it again but I probably should have split the bomber the 9% caught up with me in the end
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep clear mahogany, sandy head. Sweet caramel and burnt sugar aroma, charred marshmallow. The sweetness carries most of the sip, though the alcohol creeps in for the finish with notes of cola and raisin. Velvety smooth highland malt qualities.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big sweet toffee and molasses malt backbone. Lots of earthy components with some sweet fruit notes. Tad nuttiness on the finish with some light roasty nites
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 heavy on molasses, creamy palate, very enjoyable. sweet taste from the malts and slight fruit/sugar notes.
re-rate. clear dark amber pour. mellow aroma with fruits and possibly dark cherry. very nice.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle from By The Bottle in Vancouver--Poured a brown-amber-chestnut body with a quickly dissipating fluffy beige head. Nutty, earthy, smoky, and sweet malty nose. Mild molasses and chocolate flavors mask a emboldened alcohol presence. Very good beer!
decaturstevo (5334) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. A bit of sour and brown sugar on the nose. Large brown sugar and malt on the flavor. A bit thin and watery. Drinkable but not hugely special.
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Uber Seattle (listed as ’Silver City Scotch Ale’.. I think this must have been the beer). Typical ’scotch ale’ look with deep off-brown color and rich head. Bright and robust flavor, I couldn’t get beyond how much peat flavor was in there .. more ’scotch’ in there than others of the style .. very interesting.
trevor211 (1392) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Pours a reddish brown with a smallish head. Very mild aroma - I felt like I couldn’t get a decent read on the beer from it. It has a great, very mellow flavor dominated by earthy malts and the kind of peat you’d find in a Scotch whisky. Slightly fruity, with a good hop presence to balance it out.