jcwattsrugger (11278) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@GABF-on tap-pours a foamy tan head with copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, earthy. Taste is sweet medium malt, earthy hops. Medium body, easy.
Aubrey (3454) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany hue. Inviting nose. Malt forward with rich elements of toast, peat and toffee. Wholesomely sweet, but not cloying. Hops are earthy and herbal, delicate and balancing. Not overly exciting, but tasty and well made.
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2013 Can @ home. Pours a bit hazy, red orange appearance with a cream colored head. Sweet, toffee, caramel malty, slightly citrusy, sweet creamy aroma. Somewhat cloying, sweet caramel, toffee flavor. Seems a little unbalanced to me. Grassy. Kind of weird.
bluejacket74 (1428) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a clear copper/brown color with a half inch off-white head that went away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing left behind on the glass. The brew smells like toffee, nuts, and toasted malt. It tastes like toffee, nuts, peat, and caramel/toasted malt. Mouthfeel/body is low/medium, it’s smooth and has moderate carbonation. It is pretty easy to drink. At $11.49 a 4-pack I wouldn’t buy it again at that price, but I do think it’s a brew that’s worth trying.
b79turner (237) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber color with a small head, slight lacing. Medium carbonation. Nose is slightly sweet. Taste is malty, with a typical scotch ale flavor, but very subtle. The mouthfeel is very thin. Not a bad beer.
JoePeesie (886) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an earthy brown with off white head. Nose and taste is mellow, unassuming, notes of dark malts, caramel and chocolate. A bit muted. This is not a big beer in ABV or flavor. Worth picking up if you come across it, but not a must try.
pacond (187) - Muncie, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, smooth and not as much malt as I expected. Light caramel and sweetness too.
Roonai (245) - - SEP 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich mahogany brown with a thin off-white head that dissipated quickly. nose is light malt and chocolate. Taste is similar. Debating if the palate is ’thin’ or ’clean’. Though not a challenge, the beer is enjoyable with the pleasant roasty malt that isnt too intense.
deyholla (7154) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can thanks to Josh! Pours a clear deep red with a bit of brown and a near white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of bread and hay with a bit of must and toffee. Flavor begins with bread and toffee but has a bit of an odd musty finish. Pretty average.
That1Guy (1988) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown that some light gets through. Malty sweetness on the nose and in the flavor. Some subtle roastiness in the finish. Very easy to drink and pretty tasty.