shigadeyo (3566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/13/2009: Silver City Fat Scotch Ale... Aroma: Orangy dark carmel, salty backend. Appearance: Beautiful deep ruby color, mostly transparent. Flavor: Sweet sugary caramel, hints of orange; not really much else. Palate: Medium-light, thin and a bit watery! Overall: OK to decent, but nothing to write home about; a bit disappointing overall.
22 fl. oz. bottle (Alc. 9% by Vol.) from bitbucket via trade. Thanks Bob! Rating #88 or less for this beer.
sebletitje (8615) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of BA trade.
pours brown, beige head.
aroma, raisins, figs, dark sugar, malt, hints of chocolate.
flavor, caramel, malts, raisins and figs are upfront with hints of toffee, dark malts / sugar.
highly drinkable at 9%.
slitcher (267) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botle courtesy of Denise in Tacoma; thank you! Pours a beautiful dark brick red with a thin tan head. Suprising aroma of Bananas Foster on the nose. Deliciuos caramel and brown sugar sweetness with a nice peat-smoke backbone and slight alcohol. Very creamy mouthfeel. A decadent Scotch ale to be sure!
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours amber. Nose is banana, booze, bubblegum, caramel. Flavor is full of fig, raisin, dark fruits, booze, sweet caramel, molasses. Decent body. Warming.
markwise (5081) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours red-brown with an off-white head. Nose is sugar, brown sugar, dark malt, molasses, caramel, fruit, and spice. Flavor is similar with all manner of sugar, toasted malts, caramel, spice, alcohol, and a lingering sweetness. Medium-bodied and slightly boozy, but enjoyable nonetheless.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 2009 bottle poured on 3/3/10. Pours dark ruby with tan frothy head. Beautiful lacing. Aroma of peat, pine and treacle. Great rich brown sugar sweetness, then a dry earthy finish. A bit boozy even after 6+ months, but still an incredible scotch ale.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Noog Four-0 5/31/08 courtesy of unclejedi: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of some toasty caramel with some light fruits, honey and oxidation. Body starts with decent fullness and rich, sweet caramel and floral fruity honey notes before a slightly drier toasty bittersweet finish. A nice brew, but could use more peaty notes to be a true Scotch ale. Tastes a lot like a braggot.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle an extra in a trade. Pours a dark amber body with a tan cola like dissipating head. Tawny chewy dark fruit, a light woodiness and some scotch and butterscotch notes. A modest etoh warming amongst dark fruit and full body. Nice brew.
PilsnerPeter (3037) - 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 (3722) - 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.