mk70 (64) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2008
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours brown. Looks like a watered down cola. Nose is unique, but not pleasant. Has a sweet malty smell(too sweet). Scotch is barely evident in it’s flavor. Overall it’s flavor is not something I enjoyed and have poured it down the drain 3X now. While I enjoy Ale and multiple versions of scotch(Islay is the favorite), this isn’t palatable to me. Definitely an acquired taste. After three tries, I can honestly say this one is not for me.
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter bottle. Pours a dark semi clear coppery amber with a medium sized light beige head. Aroma of candied sugar, malt and bourbon. Taste of candied sugar, malt and watery bourbon.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at chelsea brewery cask fest.- Nose is spicy, pours cloudy brown ints of red, little head with small beige bubbles, some wine in the nose. bourbon, vanilla oak. tastes like watered down single malt scotch. a little bit watery very good overall.
tastes a little like a thanksgiving dinner. very full bodied. loads of whiskey. the last drop was like a watered down speyside.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, oak, peat, and malts. Poured copper/deep amber in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished slowly. Clear. Some medium-sized particles. Sparkling. Tastes of bourbon, vanilla, peat, alcohol, and smoke. Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Smokey bourbon finish.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Greasy corn syrup, butterscotch, peat. Lacks carbonation. This would be overpriced even if it didn’t taste and smell bad. Pathetic. To put this on the market shows this brewer has lost integrity if it ever had it.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours turbid deep brown with frothy, 1-finger off-white head. Aroma is malty, with nuts, brown sugar, raisins, and earthy peaty oaky notes. The flavor is rich, malty, with defined oaky, earthy, some vanilla, fig, raisins, and brown sugary notes. It does get a bit hot as it warms, and the carbonation is a bit low, and technically this doesn’t fit the scotch ale profile, but I still found this to be an enjoyable libation on a cold winter night.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark amber pour with a ring of offwhite lace. Unpleasant aroma and flavor of bourbon, butterscotch and corn syrup. The body is light to medium with a liquorous texture and low carbonation.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flat, oxidized and buttery, heavily bourbon influenced scotch ale. Almost 20$
Genuine caramelized notes. Vanilla notes.
Cheap bourbon smell – exuberant. Butterscotch abundance. Corn oil. Greasiness. Fading head. Growing alcohol blast. Absent carbonation. Lifeless pour. Oxidation. No smoke.
beerbill (3404) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 litre bottle with a flip-top. Pours a cloudy brown with a very thin, sloppy, soapy head that completely disappeared before the first sip. Pleasant aroma of malt, bourbon and oak. The flavor is very nice with malt up front with just a bit of peat followed by strong bourbon and oak along with some notes of vanilla as well. The finish is kind of flat and dull, which I believe is due to the fact that this beer is undercarbonated, as evidenced by the nearly lifeless pour. Overall, there were parts of this beer I enjoyed and others that were disappointing.
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Gillard (the man, myth, legend, who else sits for weeks and weeks with Black Hole as they’re only rating. Gillard rocks!!). Also Degarth has one of these from Santa so I need to see what that’s all about. Pours a clear amber-ish brown with weak off white head. The aroma is big with an inviting oakiness and mild bourbon mixed with roasted malts, earthiness and toffee. The lack of carbonation gives it a soft start to the flavor with bourbon and mild wood. Then tasty caramel, toasty toffee, toasted wheat bread and a vein of earthiness move the experience toward the finish. The taste lingers for a long while and shows mild oxidation.