UncleKorm (898) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear amber hue w/ medium frothy lasting beige head. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are smoke, peat, caramel, peppery rye and malt. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel.
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islay (1258) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-14-14. Pours a moderately effervescent, clear, dull copper with a moderate amount of short-lasting, rose-hued beige head. Produces sporadic lacing. Looks pretty good, but I’ve seen many a similar-looking beer. Dry, lightly tangy, malty aroma features scents of chocolate and bran muffin. Malty flavor is mostly toffee sweet but does have some dryness in both the start and finish that I suspect comes more from peat smoke than from hops. That said, I wouldn’t call it smoky, and I certainly wouldn’t call it peaty in flavor. Long, dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Somewhat lively and somewhat frothy in the palate. Ordinary palate effects. Pleasant flavors but not outstanding. Nice and pleasant overall. I feel like I’m being too hard on it when giving it a 3.2, but I don’t see any area that merits an increase in score.
dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad but would be better with a touch less sweetness and a touch more peat. Maybe two or three touches.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a light cream head. Nose is sweet, caramel, fruits, and toffee. Easy palate, toffee, caramel, fruit, sweet finish.
JK (4615) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2014. I’m not sure what I made me want to try this beer; maybe the description of smoke and peat. Light golden color; it could almost pass for a bitter. Dry, with an earthy finish.
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle form Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger of light tan head, great lacing, copper color, clear, head lasts as a film. Aroma: light roast, earthy, peat, heavy caramel and molasses, light grassy hops. Palate: medium body, cloying sweet, light alcohol notes on palate, soft carbonation. Taste: sweet caramel that grows and goes into light roasted malt/peat taste, with a light grassy hops taste on the finish. Overall, enjoyable earthiness, and booziness is subdued for style, a bit too cloying sweet for me.
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in the hotel. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is light peat smoke, bread malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, light peat smoke, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, hotel tasting, Warwick. Clear amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of candied prunes. Taste has sugary brownies, lightly toasted. Not bad.
badgerben (4504) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2014. Brown color with no head. Light peaty aroma. Malty and caramel flavor. Very light smoke.
DiarmaidBHK (3582) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from Utah liquor store Park city. pours brown with little head. doesn’t leave much lacing. had a bit of malt on the nose. a little smoke on the tongue. finishes clean. Eh!