auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Provisions - Northampton, MA. Vaporizing toasted bread aroma, with some herbal oak-y qualitites. The maltiness in this beer is very nice. Toasty and bright, kind of like a stout without the roasted barley. There’s a polished calvados-like edge to the finishing warmth that adds an air of refinement. The downer for me is that harsh ashy edge that the peated malt gives the whole overall profile. That malt doesn’t belong in any beer, in my opinion, and reminds me of old cigar ash, leaving an acerbic, dry bite on the tongue. And the biggest bummer is that you wouldn’t think, hey Smoked beer, you just get this grimy, industrial smear on the roof of your mouth, which isn’t exactly pleasant. This is a somewhat sad experience, because I’ve been waiting so long to have this beer and think so highly of Smuttynose that this was quite a downer.
Bacchus66 (17) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, pours deep amber. Faintly sweet aromas, toffee, caramel. Taste adds smoky notes, malty sweetness and herbs in the finish
ClubGonzo (3936) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep copper-hued brown body, small white head. Aroma is caramel, mild smokey tones, raisins, hints of bread and toffee. Taste is burnt sugar, roasted bread, toffee, caramel, mild smokey tones and hints of grains. Medium body and carbonation. Rich and balanced with lots of flavor, I like it.
cheap (3971) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not sure ow I missed this one. On tap at Hollywood Gardens. Some sweet aroma with a little chocolate in the smell. Quite strong with personality up front. Very little co2. Could be flat. Yes, quite medicinal on the palate. On stylke I guess. Could have afew more manners.
jcr (2187) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, toasted bread, toffee. Some overripe fruit and alcohol also in the nose. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium, watery texture, lively carbonation. Big alcohol finish. Thin body for a Scotch ale of this abv.
gyllenbock (4432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Dark amber with a medium head. Sweet with caramel, light roasted malt, some fruit. A bit anonymous to be honest.
SirLimpsalot (2067) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@Basunen:ingen större doft. Ek heller någon större smak. Lite lätt malt, annars inget.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
---- Soberness not garanteed!
jrodooo5 (946) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good deep copper pour w/ a tan head that leaves a ring of lacing. The aroma is primarily dominated by sweet caramel. The taste is quite different from the aroma. It’s smoky & dry w/ the caramel kind of a soft undertone. A little bit different than the previous scotch’s I’ve had before but still a good beer!
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 year aged bottle, consumed while watching "The Naked Spur". Sweet toffee malt notes, light peat smoke character, mild bitterness in finish. Somewhat dull and plain, though not bad.
HULK777 (335) - - JUN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramelized sugar and alcohol aroma. Dry taste of coffee and dark bread. Hints of smoke in a mild and dry palate, with very moderate fruits/hops aftertaste.
Defreni (2509) - Husum, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske: Ravfarvet klar øl med et stort flot skumhoved. Ekstrem maltet duft med en stor maltsmag. Fin øl men lidt ensformig i længden.