auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, 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.
tnkw01 (1535) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Single malt scotch in color. Not much head. Aroma is light caramel. Taste is caramel with a nice malty finish.
solidfunk (5948) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some peat and decent malt profile but not much here. Easy drinking and light on palate. Pours amber with good head. Tap at Churchkey.
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Not as strong as some scotches. Caramel, light malt, sweet flavors. Not as syrupy as some but still too much for me. I like my scotches too have more kick. Tasty and easy to drink though
metalhead0043 (174) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz at The Perfect Pour for 8 bucks. Dated 2013. Sweet malts, caramel, fruity flavors. A great scotch ale.
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botlle. Pours a amber - brownish body with a small but dense light tanned head. Caramelized malts and light fruity notes on the nose. Faint hint of grass and leaves. Taste is light fruity and sweet. Some light toffee notes as well. Body is medium-full and the co2 level is soft.
Padron4KM (736) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle.
Dark amber with a thin head amd minimal lace. Aroma is malty and sweet. caramel, candy sugar, rasin.
Flavor is malty caramelized sugar, smoke, roasty grain.
woodychevy (693) - - OCT 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at home- core 3. Thanks Cathy C! Pretty typical for the style but quality level I would expect from Smuttynose. Pours a nice amber. Definitely on the sweet side but pleasant enough. Caramel and fruity esters dominate. Decent.
Gluepot (239) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A candied nose with a touch of bubblegum and malt. The taste profile features caramel malt, brown sugar, and that hint of bubblegum. A heavy, fizzy carbonation blocks the potential for more complex tastes to emerge. the body is a bit thin for an 8% scotch ale as well.
WillRunForBeer (1694) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at the source. Pours medium brown with just a touch of off white head. Aroma is caramel, fruity esters. Flavor follows. Sweet caramel, raisin, fruity esters and just a hint of smoke.
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB. Cloudy, Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit,caramel and hops. Medium to full body with a nice bitter sweet finish.