jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark copper with a small light tan head with little lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruit and bourbon. Taste of caramel with prominent vanilla, some toasted malt and moderate dark fruit. A little smoke and good amount of warming bourbon. Finishes with some vanilla/caramel malt and that warming alcohol. Light/ medium bodied with moderate/high carbonation. Clean and prominent flavors with a nice taste.
alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 liter flip top bottle from backlog notes. Pours a dark amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has caramel malts, dark fruit, and some oak character as expected, but also has a tart sour character like something has gone wrong, I wanted to like this.
matthewjk (1069) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 Hmmm.... interesting brew from a brewer not know for their heavy stuff. This wee heavy is not great, but it does pack a nice balanced punch. Considering this thing weighs in at 11%, it is dangerous. serving size: 22oz bottle. Re-rate::: 4.27.15 Damn thing is a killer and I love it.
djd07 (10038) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rey. Pours a cloudy amber with beige head. The aroma is oak and peat. Medium mouthfeel with sweet raisin, caramel, oak. Very good.
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep copper color with a modest off-white head. Aroma has a light caramel malt nose but is quickly followed up by a musty dark fruitiness and a modest amount of vanilla and light bourbon imparted from the barrel aging. Flavor starts off with a smokey, caramel note first which quick transitions to a bourbon and vanilla character. Finish is slightly hot with alcohol creeping in. Body is modest with sharp alcohol bite and a bit of tongue puckering from the high alcohol. Overall an okay beer. The bourbon in this bottle is drowning out a lot the scotch ale flavors you would normally find.
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with a medium body and thin head. A very nice, malty brew. Sweet with some vanilla and oak.
nearbeer (4881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Pours clear copper-brown with a lasting thin film of cream. Smells of chocolate, raisin and vanilla. Taste is earthy chocolate, lightly tart berry, vanilla and red wine. Finish has some toasted oak and peat that help to provide balance. Medium body has a mostly smooth, low-medium carbonation. A little boozy, but not overly so.
Headbanger (3851) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle 5/14/14 (Discount Liquors-Waukesha)-43° in Shaker-Pours a murky brown with a small ring for a head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malt, and dark fruits. Taste of malt, toffee, bourbon, oak, and caramel. This full bodied brew has a lot going on but is a nice sipping kinda brew on a cold night.
Beerman6686 (6329) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a mruky light brown with a biege head. Aroma was of caramel, dark fruits and bronw sugar. Falvor was lightly peaty and caramel, typical scotish ale.
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at DLD. Pours a copper color without much head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet and syrupy. Pretty good stuff for a wee heavy.