Cavie (3553) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours an amber color with a slight white head. Aroma is slightly smoked with peat moss and wood. Flavor is also woody with big sweet notes. Not bad.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Santa(JCB). Pours hazy brown with some rent tints and a small tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, and dark sweet malts. Flavors of oak, vanilla, caramel, some sweet dark malts, and bit of chocolate and dark fruit in the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. Nice sized wee heavy that is not dominated by the barrel. Pretty solid.
blutt59 (5915) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, amber colored with a pastey, smoke aroma, flavor is buttery sweet brown sugar, vanilla, maple
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
transparent nut brown, thin beige ring. Sweet malt, bubblegum, dirty roast and cocoa. Moderate sugar and milk body, sugar hangs on palate, apple sugar in the back.
GT2 (7117) - Riverslime, California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL. Poured a clear, deep red amber with a thin, yellow head with big bubbles and spotty lace. Nose is raisin and date heavy with deep, sweet malt and toffee along with meat and spice. Taste is maple, buttery bourbon, spicy alcohol. Full, spicy, warming palate. Viscous and full. Very nice for style.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by MrChopin. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with no lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (toffee, cookie, caramel), no hops, light esters (apple/pear) and notes of dates and vanilla. Flavor is heavy malt (toffee, cookie, caramel), no hops, light esters (apple/pear) and notes of dates and vanilla. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at CaptainCougar’s local tasting, thanks! Bright and clear amber. Aroma of very light scotch. Taste is pure whiskey, over the top.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to hophead82. Pours with a small tan head and a hazed brown body. Aromas of light smoke, alcohol, a bit of wood, earthy, caramel. Flavors of dark fruits, raisins, red apple, dates and light smoke. Very light wood contribution. Medium to light bubbles. A bit warming.
thirdeye11 (5343) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2011 (Bottle, party downstairs at Falling Rock) clear copper, lasting creamy tan head. Nose of caramel, bit medicinal, funky, artificial cherry, and a used dish rag. Taste of artificial cherry, cereal grain, syrupy, wheat and rye. Well carbonated, syrupy body, cherry linger. Original rating: 6-3-5-3-12
Re-rate (22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) rich cherry brown pour with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose is dripping with caramel, oak, maple syrup, quite decadent. Taste of oak, a bit metallic, caramel, maple, and medium sweetness. Tingly carbonation, excellent linger. New Rating: 8-4-7-4-15.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is dark amber in color with a nice amount of carbonation and an off-white head.
S: Fairly decent scotch ale aromas. Quite a bit of bread and toffee with some nice toasted malts and bread. A fair amount of vanilla along with mild smoke and oak notes.
T: Things are pretty much the same flavor-wise. Sweet and malty with lots of toffee and caramel, toasted bread is there too. Perhaps a bit more vanilla than expected and some peat/smoke and oak flavors.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: Not really going to knock your socks off, but it was a good beer.