NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from a friend. Pours deep brown with a frothy head. The nose is toffy and cocoa, no real hop notes to speak of. On tasting, quite chocolatey, rich and malty overall, Very clean, medium-low carbonation. Light bitterness. Pretty nice overall.
574deadzone (1342) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a deep amber brown with a fluffy, creamy beige head. Nose is dark caramel and earthy, grassy hops, with a slight peated note. Taste is tingly bitter with some stronger sweetness appearing underneath there. Palate is bright, lighter, active, and refreshing. Not heavy at all. Nice flavor profile, very easy to drink, and great for pub food. I liked it.
JaBier (6503) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by another patron at the Smuttynose tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/27/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight peat and alcohol. Malty flavor with caramel character and light hops in the finish. Was told this was a scotch ale and was underwhelmed. When I read that it was scottish, that made more sense. Not bad.
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 04/27/2012. Deep mahogany color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Spotty lacing. Caramel malt and citrus in the nose. Light to medium body with a sweet malty character and flavors of caramel, fruit and slight hops. The finish is sweet with a caramel and toffee aftertaste. Pretty average overall.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish amber brew with a ring of off-white head. Nose of dark fruit, some smoke, and nuts. Flavor is nutty as well with some peat, caramel, and raisin.
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the brewery. Pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Malty aroma with subtle floral and citrus notes. Big malt and caramel flavors with a hint of citrus at the finish. Medium carbonation and body. Nice session beer.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Pours deep amber with a small white Froth. Aroma slightly fruity some chocolate and a light smokiness, plenty of sweet bread and caramel. Flavor starts sweet with caramel and some fruitiness, bread finish and some lingering chocolate and sweet caramel. Medium body and a sharP carbonation. Middle of the road
BU_journalist (1) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth cocoa and caramel aftertaste. Looks beautiful in a pint glass. Very smooth, but still flavorful.
ryanfolty (2334) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Scottys on January 17, 2012. Translucent light brown with some head and spotty lacing. Aroma was mainly malty caramel but had some chocolate. Taste was similar to aroma but was mild and maybe a slight dry finish.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Rich Os. Light brown body with a fizzy, off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Raw grain aroma with notes of caramel, roast and toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and moderate carbonation. A sight tartness in the finish, along with some vinegary notes. Flabby, unclean malts. Lacking the richness of a Scottish ale. Disappointing.