radio_nowhere (792) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into snifter glass, clear deep amber-brown with light tan head. Aroma of rich caramel malt, dark fruit and a slight hint of smoke. Taste is very malty adding hints of raisins, orange rind, citrus, nuts, alcohol with light hop finish. Heavy body, low carbonation, malty, syrupy, fruity with lingering caramel fruit finish. Very nice scotch ale.
Jabic (416) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ar: Caramel and deep toasted malt - clean rosy alcohol - sherry-like oxidation.
Ap: Amber with a bright red color - slightly hazy - small light tan head with moderate retention, leaving a thin ring of foam and some big bubbles.
T: Sweet caramel, with a roasted edge - sherry and nougat, somewhat sharp - a warming, but clean and well-aged alcohol - clean yeast profile, with a touch of apple sweetness - rich melanoidin flavor on the finish, which lingers - very low bitterness.
P: Medium-full body with high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: This beer aged pretty well - the caramel, nougat, and malt flavors are very dominant, but come off as a bit sharp - overall, pretty solid.
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of rich caramel, dark fruit, and had a hint of peat. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel malts, toffee, peat and some dark fruit with a nice dry malty finish.
Gachupines (873) - 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 (1400) - 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 (24) - - 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 (1124) - 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 (1660) - 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 (601) - 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 (4689) - 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.