maxwelldeux (3052) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with effectively no head on it at all. Nose is extremely malty with what seems like a little bit of toasting and caramel in there. Taste is actually sweeter than I would have thought, with the toasting coming through after. Not a huge fan of this.
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz pint can purchased at Keg Liquors in New Albany, Indiana. The pour is a darker brown with some golden and a noisy one inch tan head. The crackles down somewhat quickly. The aroma is caramel malt, some apple fruit, and earthy peat. The taste is sharp malt sweet, the caramel, along with toffee and brown sugar. In addition to the sweet, there is some grass, along with earth and a touch of the peat from the nose. The palate is medium to light bodied, a low carbonation level, almost flat, and a decent amount of alcohol heat in the aftertaste. Not totally my type of beer, though solidly made.
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can at Dark Lord Day in Munster, IN. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose of ripe fruit, some earthy notes, vanilla, and chocolate. Medium body. Flavor is malty with ripe fruit. Finishes with ripe fruit. Good.
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Pint can from Eric - thanks! Murky deep amber pour with a smaller head. Full aroma of caramel, slight smoke, and a little dark fruit. Slight alcohol sweetness as well. Smooth full palate. Very nice beer.
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet fruit and malt. Taste is the same with a caramel finish.
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Rayl101. Pours clear mahogany with a khaki head. Aroma has smoke, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet with some alcohol. Sticky. Good stuff.
Patrickctenchi (3075) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep, red-brown with a whipped tan head.
Scent is richly malty, nutty.
Taste is sweet....nearly sticky.
Bread, caramel, vanilla chocolate, nuts....
Very tasty.....dessert-level sweet.
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown with thinnish head. Aroma is fruity some malt notes also. Taste is fruity, some vanilla, a bit bready, nice mouthy feel. Some spice notes in the finish. This is a very nice Scotch Ale.
Jethro6191 (399) - Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky brown with a thin wispy head. Fruity aroma with some earthy vanilla, chocolate notes. Sweet malty flavor with chocolate, peat, vanilla, and dark fruit notes. Rich creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. Very enjoyable Scotch ale.
craftbr00_d00d (1) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had the 2011 GABF gold medal winner; been cellared for a little over a year...amazing.