snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2009 On tap at Naked City. Pours reddish brown with a frothy off-white head. Malty nose with some oak and cinnamon. Very tasty. Lots of vanilla and malt, sweet and a little nutty. Would never guess this is 9.2% abv. So thick and creamy it lingers like a milkshake. Excellent way to end the night.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep copper mahogany tone with a mild head. Oaky, vanilla, bourbon robustness makes this a nice desert brew. Share with a friend because this one is special.
OldMrCrow (2119) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle sampled 3/19/10.
What a treat! The age seems to have done this one some favors. Splendid oak and caramel aromas, lovely mellow mouthfeel with no heat until long after one downs each big lovely sip. This one is super-dangerous because I can drink it so fast and barely can restrain myself from just downing great gulps of its lovely caramelly oaked goodness. Mellow on the carbonation, but enough to keep it alive and provide a nice head upon an aggressive pour; oak is very present but balanced; slight sour hints that mellow as one’s palate acclimates. Frickin’ world class!!
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2006 It pours a deep copper color with a one finger dirty yellow head. The aroma is malty and oaky. The flavor is slightly sweet and warming with nice malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is smooth and velvety. I really like it. A v ery nice brew
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Uber Tavern. Body is a nice dark amber with brown and a nice off white head. Aroma is very malty, with a light hint of alcohol, a slight nuttiness, and earthy. Taste is vanilla, oak, malt, alcohol, with light caramel. One of the better oak aged beers. Bravo!
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - APR 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
again thanks to WeeHeavySD for bring a sample of this gem. Wow. great aroma. Very sweet. Dark brown color. Lightly smokey. Very good.
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.
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.
kemoarps (23) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark hue that turns out to be kind of a deep chestnut mahogany, that’s consideraly more ruby when held up to the light.. Small creamy tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, but enough sticks around to coat the top of the liquid, though not the glass itself.
Aroma is primarily boozy dark fruits. Raisins and bourbon. Some smokey peat, some sweet fruits, a lot of rich languid colours.
Taste takes all the promise of the aroma: the dark fruits, the boozy, peaty, scotchiness, and makes it dangerously smoothe. 9.2 is almost uncannily well hidden. The taste is quite sweet and creamy, with less of the bitter finish commonly found in the style. Brown sugar, peat, boozy raisins, smoothe vanilla... actually exceeds my expectations, and I was optimistic about this one. Unbelievably smoothe.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ collins pub - can i get a hell yea?!? this was one tasty brew; ruby amber with soapy tan head; a slight haze to it; lots of sweet vanilla from the wood, but to the point of dominating the base brew; thick and creamy and just a delight to drink