Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the brewery. Poured a dark brown with a moderate, thick beige head. Aroma is sweet, a little butterscotchy, with dried cherry notes. Flavor has those elements as well, and starts out not too different from the regular version of Fat Scotch ale: caramelly, raisin, dried cherry, smokey peat, but these characteristics are more subdued next to the dry woody finish. Nicely balanced and a little easier to drink continually than the standard Fat Scotch ale.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a dark cola brown with a thin white head. Caramel and chocolate, dark plums and stone fruit. Medium bodied, nice light carbonation. Chocolate and caramel. Smooth. Finishes up with some light caramel and chocolate booze notes.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber- Pours a clear deeo woody copper with a thinning head. Aroma is very sweet- somewhat 1-dimensional- just lots of sugary and sweet malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, maple, with hints of phenols, earth and light oak. Flavor is sugary sweet as well- toasted malts, brown sugar, molasses, cane sugary sweetness, raisin puree, thinning with some alcohol and light vanilla toast oak- finishes a bit thin with some heat.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a clear dark brown with a red tint when held to the light, a small beige head that goes away quickly, and just a little lacing.
smell is of malt, caramel, and butterscotch.
taste is thin but oily, very buttery, malt, and caramel, ends thick on the touge and with too much butterscotch.
kramer (4358) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany brown body with a small beige head that completely vanished. The nose is coffee, toasty malt, nuttiness, and a touch of alcohol. Smells kinda like Hershey’s syrup. Nice full and thick malty flavor with some chocolate, nutty, and sweet dark fruits. Just a little light peat and light raw oak. Pretty nice, but I couldn’t help thinking that it wasn’t very woody.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Aroma is fruity and oak with some light vanilla notes. Flavor is fruity as hell, lots of malt sweetness and vanilla. Damn fine beer.
ruffhauser (28) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 on tap at Naked City Anniversary Party last night. Real surprised, complex flavors, super interesting. Boozy, yet sweet with caramel.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. i think from kan, probably from kan. pours ruby off white head. nose if peaty, ripe fruit. flavor is peaty, red fruit, doughy, sweet caramel.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet fruity aroma with strong oak notes. Pours deep brown. Very oaky flavour, very rich and malty. Slightly nutty a nice mouth feel and a slightly boozy finish. You can deffinatly taste the bourbon cask.
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A full bodied, rich amber colored ale, this smells of brown sugar, molasses, spice and strong notes of the bourbon barrels. A creamy mouthfeel, almost feels like a liquid marshmellow. Tastes sweet, and again the barrels are quite evident.