hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Clear dirty-orange ale with a small, fizzy, white head that’s gone in a flash. The nose is a malty, earthy swirl of caramel, wood, tree nuts and funk. Full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor provides a good measure of lactic acidity, moderate praline sweetness and light bitterness. Tangy-sweet finish - a touch more tangy than sweet. Thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class oddity with the south Florida crew!
Caskalefan (142) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Remarkably complex, smooth and balanced sour with lots of red wine tannins, sour cherries, and figs(revealing its Scotch Ale beginnings),and the requisite horse blanket and funk. I would have rated this a bit higher, but it needed a tad more sourness to make it a truly world class effort. Still, a really big surprise and delight from Silver City .
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Chuck’s. I dunno. I guess I’m kind of cheesed at the fact it is $22.59 for a bottle. No traces of the scotch ale present, yet also not quite as tart as I’d like. The 10%ABV packs a wallop, so that’s nice. Reminds me of red wine more than anything else.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown, tea-like appearance. Cherry and oak influence on the nose. Medium bodied with healthy tension between the Belgian yeast and the scotch ale makes this completely unique. Some plum and fig kick in on the back of the palate and into the finish.