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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Dark brown in color. Candy sugar in used when brewing this beer. Available in September.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Lightly hazed dark orange/umber color with a small diminished off-white head. Smoke, peat and caramel aromas. Nothing to strong, just pleasant. Malt flavors with some brown sugar. Fairly sweet throughout. Light acidity and some biting smoke and roasted malt flavors. A lightly toasted bread linger. A touch light in feel for me at times, but still a lot of good stuff going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Pours dark, hazy copper with a small white head. Sweet caramel/toffee aroma with a surprising amount of smokiness. All the malty sweetness I expected is there in the flavor, but alongside of it is a very odd plastic/metallic taste which lingers for what seems like hours after a sip. It might be smoke, but it comes across as nasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2007
bottle poured mahogany brown with a thin white lace aromas of smoke , peat ,heather and malt . Mediun body to it. A very smokey flavor. Then some sweet malt ,somewhat earthy finish. Not a bad Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1663) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
Deep mahogany pour, reasonably clear, with a thin but resilient skin of beige. Thick and peat-heavy aroma with a raisin and gingerbread disposition. Quiet, pleasant, and softly sweet, imbuing a tender campfire impression. Smoky flavor with rich heather honey, rye whiskey, and a thorough density of chocolate and caramel malt; well-constructed and rustic. Medium bodied and proportionately rich. Black cherries and licorice rub gently before a kind and smooth finish; this adopts a floral dryness on the ending smack that suggests lavender and thyme. Lingers with a pulse that straddles the medicinal edge, though not in an alcoholic sense. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Date: 07/10/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Vintage Cellar, VA

Appearance: dark brown with ruby highlights, whispy tan head,
Aroma: rich sweet malt aroma,
Flavor: rich dark malt flavor, good carmel sweetness, a nice touch of earthy peat mixed in with a short bitter finish, complex mix of flavors,
Overall: perfect balance of rich dark malt, carmel sweetness, and earthy character for a true scotch ale
-------- /> Date: 07/14/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting

Aroma: lots of earthy smoke and peat in the aroma,
Flavor: rich sweet dark caramel flavor has blended well with the earthy character

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ***+/4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Huge thanks to kp for making the long drive down to Orlando and bringing this delicious brew. Pours copper mixed with brown hues and light tan head. Big sweet aroma with caramelized malts, peatiness, brown sugar, caramel candy and hints of alcohol. The flavor is slightly less aggressive as the aroma with caramel, malt sweetness and bits of peat here and there. Into the finish the caramelness turns to simply sweet nectar creating a build up of sweetness with each sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle courtesy kp. Dark ruby-brown color with a thin white head. Mild peat character, some spice/pepper. Slightly sweet caramel and rich malts on the taste with a sweet finish. A nice scotch, good malt complexity, but more peat would be nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours a yeasty dark amber, with a small white head. Very fruty aroma, apples, plums, malts, and a little caramel. The taste is full of the caramel, some cinnamon, fruits, and dakr sweet malts. I get some alcohol, but this beer isnt that strong. Pretty complex flavors make this beer pretty enjoyable. Very easy drinking for a scotch ale, the finish was smooth, and the aftertaste was sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Bomber. Reddish brown with a thick khaki head. Earthy, sweet nose, caramel and light molasses. Rich toffee and earth flavors, lightly smoky peat. Body could be a bit more dense, but overall a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Bottle from mkgrenwel. LIght caramel malt. Super murk, deep brown body. Medium palate. Solid caramel malt up front with very light hops. Fairly one dimensional.

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