BeerdedDave (1184) - - MAY 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewpub;beautiful, deep red-copper color; sweet, caramel malt aroma; smooth; lots of sweet, malt flavor with alcohol notes; warm, alcohol finish
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce scotch ale here. Pours brown with a red hue. Thin brown head on top. Aroma was full of toffee, caramel, oak, and alcohol. Flavor was very rich, a little on the sweet side but they made a pretty good attempt at balancing the sweetness. Full bodied with a bitter finish. Definitely a winter warmer!
cole45 (21) - USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this as part of an 8 beer flight. Good mix of malt (more) and hops (less). Definite alcohol flavor in spite of the heavy malt, which does a lot to mask it. Very enjoyable brew.
ElGaucho (2376) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Some chocolate notes in the nose with strong alcohol evident. Tastes oak aged. High alcohol profile. Very nice. Smooth. May be Steelhead’s best brew.