AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
love this brew for the scotch, cherries, and dark rich chocolate flavors. truly delicious!!
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber pour with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and some smoke. Taste is smoked malt and sweetness. Nice beer. Nice lacing.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth peated malt, phenolics, caramel. In mouth, a smooth smokey sweet candy malt, light cinnamon and faint hops, medium bodied. Bottle at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a quickly receding off-white head. Notes of toffee, peated malt, chewy caramel malt, reduced wort, plums and spice. Full bodied, sweet with soft carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@GABF-12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma and taste are band aid. Gotta rate this again.
rubbishystuff (1688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the outlet in Glendale. Smoke and peat taste and aroma. Some dried fruits. Rather sweet. Serving: Bottle
freekyp (1449) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pipers pours cloudy deep reddish brown and smells of leather, smoke, and caramel. Thick bodied with a strong tan head, this brew’s earthy malt showcases everything that makes a great scotch ale. It ain’t from the hightlands, but Pipers will have you donning the wide paint and hollering battle cries until you pass out. Just...plain...hearty.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(16oz bottle) clear ruby pour with a ring of fine white bubbles. Nose of caramel, bit smoky, sweet grain. Taste is metallic, dry grain, a bit astringent and a tiny bit of caramel and alcohol.
shrubber85 (6509) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Prune malt and light alcohol aroma. Cloudy medium orange-brown color with small head. Sweet prune, sour milk, and alcohol flavor. Okay - on the rough side.
BVery (5134) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Sprecher tour/reserve tasting. Clear amber pour with a fluffy cream head. Light smoke, caramel, peat, and malt nose. Flavor is smoky, malty, earthy, and terrific - much better taste than aroma. Medium palate. Paired with smoked swiss cheese - great synergy here.