gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep mahogany red/brown colo. Small beige head. Rich dark fruit malt nose. I smell prunes, soy sauce, burnt wood and autumn leaves. First sip brings notes of burnt sugar, licorice, spruce and wood. Complex bittersweet malt and hops in midtaste and finish. Very noticable alcohol taste. Sticky treacle aftertaste lies long on the palate. This is a big brew and very tasty. Worth seeking out.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from capones shared with Joe and Stash last yr. Pours a murky brown shade with very tiny, creamy head. Aromas were caramel, butter, burnt sugar, raisin toast, chocolate. Taste was much of the same with a good bit of malt and coffee coming through. Smooth mouth but the finish had some heat to it. Would be good if I laid her down for 6 months to a year and a half.
deyholla (8034) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with a bit of dark grain and some earthy tobacco underlying. Flavor is smooth with sweet grains with a bit of tobacco and earthy grain.
DialSquare (3355) - 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 (316) - - 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 (4160) - Snohomish, 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 (5897) - 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 (3695) - 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 (4172) - 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