DialSquare (2856) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Crescent Moon Cafe in Hickory: caramel bread, peat, maple, tobacco, nice balance - good lively medium texture - sweet tang - strong. 7.6
bconch (295) - - NOV 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, caramel smell. Almost has a barley wine nose. Sweet taste with a but more hop presence than "normal" scotch ales. Clean finish with a malty aftertaste.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think I got this one from bulbman in a trade, can’t remember. Anyway, the first thing that struck me about this beer was that it was lighter in color than most wee heavy beers I have had. This was not brown but more of a light amber color. Smells very malty and then the taste backs it up, malty and good. The alcohol was very well concealed so I had no trouble polishing this one off in a short amount of time.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-26-2011 21:35:11
maxwelldeux (3763) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate off-white head. Sweet and malty nose to this. A little bit of the malty bitterness to it, but it has a light and clean feel to it.
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a strong caramel and sweet chocolate with nice sweet finish. Easy to drink a very impressive Scotch ale from The Duck-Rabbit.
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours dark brown with a practically nonexistent khaki head that doesnt leave much lacing. Not much on the nose. Has a slight maltiness on the tongue. Has a bit of an alcohol burn on the finish. Not as awesome as I’d hoped it would be.
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Sessions. Pours cloudy red brown with a small beige head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate malty burnt sugar toasted and nutty. Flavor is sweet malty in front, coffee and chocolate with bitter and in rwasing maltyness. Finishes dry yet sweet malty and bitter
crajun (990) - , Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle to glass; good example of this style - a little too much alcohol aroma taste for me, but all good otherwise
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12z bottle cant decipher te dake but not a freah bottle. copper color w/ minimal head. caramel, hay, and doughy flavor start off sweet with a bitter finish/ aftertaste. Ok but nothing special . Love the adR label though.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 1/21/09. Pours a dark burnt rust color with very little head. No lacing at all either. I’ve definitely seen better. Smells of banana’s, caramel, plums, and malt.
Nice crisp mouthfeel that sits in the mouth well. No burning sensation. Taste is of roasted caramel, licorice, slight nuttiness, all capped off with a touch of metal! I love the offerings from DR, but looking back on my experiences with them, they all seem to have this weird metallic twang to them. Oh well. Easy drinker. Recommend.