Gachupines (786) - USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoked peat with undercurrents of dark fruit. Flavor is bittersweet malt with a bit of smoke. A little earthy, but it finishes a little overly sweet. Not bad though.
jjgmd (1192) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Clover, State College, pours a reddish amber color. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and malty and a bit fruity. Finish is sweet as well and lingers with some subtle whiskey notes.. Descent ! Quaff Score 7 /
Kabonski (18) - - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a solid beer for the style. Easy drinking, great taste, and nice aroma. Very malty flavor. Smooth and flavorful. I would have no problem drinking this again!
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Justin in trade. Aroma is of toasted caramel and Grand Marnier. Flavor is similar with a toasted, orange rind hop element, which really adds depth compared to the typical wee heavy. Really surprised and happy about this one. Great beer.
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tcane7 (1519) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 3/29/2013 - Draft at Alla Spina. Pours brown with beige head and lace. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisin, and some roasted malt. Full bodied with a slightly hot finish. Good for a wee heavy. 7/4/7/4/15
12/12/13 - Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a slight reddish hue and thin tan head. Nose of cherry, fig, chocolate. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, light carbonation. Fruity and malty. Some chocolate and slight roast in the finish. A little sweet, a little warming but not much alcohol flavor. Really smooth.
Dodgrblu (550) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from timfoolery, minimal, disappearing head, ruddy dark red, crisp palate.
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jgb9348 (4438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, bananas, yeast, oak, malt and a ton of toffee and sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong alcohol flavour with a lot of nuts, earth, toffee and raisin flavour at first with a good grape-y finish and some smooth light hops. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol and somehow even more toffee and nuts - very nice. The toasted malt flavour and sweetness comes through nicely, but leaves the palate doused with a lot of taste. Overall, a nice scotch with the flavours you’d expect and a complex profile to finish off the beer. What you’d expect from this brewery - another consistently good beer for the style and one that everyone should sample. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-March-2013.
Lukaduke (1673) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep ruby caramel color with a finger of eggshell foam. On the nose its earthy sweet with traces of molasses, stale grass and dark fruit. The palate follows the nose nicely with a nice round warm mouthfeel that coats the mouth with balanced earthy sweet flavors that bitter out nicely and clean up with a touch of booze and raisin on the lingering finish.
Gregis (1279) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of theisti. Pours a hazy mahogany with a fluffy ecru head. The nose is of plum, red grape, black cherry, and a faint dustiness. The palate is medium-bodied and vinous, with a drying, tannic finish. Following the nose, the flavor profile is a bit tart and vinous featuring similar dark fruit notes to those in the aroma. This bottle is a couple years old. So, I’m not sure if it’s representative of a fresher batch (especially as it’s fairly atypical for the style), but it’s pretty damned good. Thanks again for the bottle, Tim.
ellolovey (423) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber with an off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, dark fruits, and caramel. Taste is dark fruits, hints of vanilla and caramel, and a bitter alcohol bite. Bitter/sour finish. Not a big fan of this one at all.