chuckstout (165) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tons of oak in the nose with vanilla, pours a deep burgundy with no head or lacing. Strong oak in the flavor with vanilla and caramel a touch of dark fruit. Good mouthfeel with a nice warming character
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of peaty malt, oak and dark fruit. The finish is fruity with a charred oak and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
mrhoppy (1180) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap: Deep, dark burgundy with a thin head. Nice oak and wood tones with a toasted sweetness and a decent smokiness character. Definitely Scottish in character with nice depth from the wood aging. Very nice.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear reddish brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, plum, light peat and some fruit. Malty and caramelly flavor with booze and some peat before a semi-sweet and boozy finish.
SpringsLicker (2933) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, very dark brown body with garnet highlights under a tan head.
Malty, molasses aroma.
Sweet malty flavor that follows the aroma.
Full bodied smooth.
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 & 2006 22ozís. Sampled vertically sometime in 2008. Dark pour. Plummy nose. Thick and peaty body, hints of vanilla and oak. Woody sweet finish. Yum!
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is full of sweet malt, peat malt and dark fruit. Flavor is dark fruit with some nice toffee notes. There is also some peaty smoke as well as a good bit of alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
michaelinwa (533) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had my eye on this one for quite a while, despite mediocre ratings. Have not been impressed with the regular version of this beer. Pours medium brown, with a decent head, and an unimpressive aroma of malt with heavy metallic notes...not terribly inviting. Taste is big malt, moderately sweet, with straw, and unfortunately that odd sort of cardboard taste that occasionally shows up in beer. All flavor linger well into the finish. Overall, itís ok, quite drinkable, but a bit too odd to really work for me.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is of caramel, toasted nuts and minerals. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is a malty-sweet mishmash of toffee, caramel and cotton candy, followed by a whisper of lactic acid. Finishes tangy and moderately sweet. There may be the dawn of an infection here. Bottle courtesy of newcigarz!
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Tony. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Sweet cola aromas. Really effervescent with rum, cola, and raw oak notes.