Jow (1863) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Snuck out at lunch to grab quick beer and since can’t make Thirsty Dog event tonight at Jeffrey grab this brew from Draught 55. Pours deep purplish brown. Nose is candy and dark fruits. Tastes of burnt cocoa, biscuits, plums, caramel, brown sugar and flag cola. Thin palate and watery finish.
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Beernutz. Brown (almost coffee color). Aroma of big roasted malts, nuts, and caramel. Light sweetness. Light bitterness. Niced toasted malts with caramel flavor. Decent mouthfeel. Ends a litttle weak and slightly watery. Not bad.
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle served in a glass mug
Pours dark brown, clear, with a well proportioned and very durable tan head.
A load of smoke in the nose but more subdued in tasting where more molasses and dark fruit notes come out. High levels of roasted barley in both the nose and taste.
Good carbonation and adequate body.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, plum, brown sugar, nuttiness, light chocolate, floral, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, fig, plum, brown sugar, light chocolate, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Scottish ale. All around good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a deep dark ruby cast. Fair head with little lacing. Light nose of sweet and toast malt. The body is light medium and the mouthfeel is smooth. Well carbonated. The flavor is rather subdued - not bad, just not much there. It has an underlying tartness against a weak malt background. The finish is crisp. Since TD doesn’t bottle date, this one may be old. I was expecting more than what was delivered.
bigtaster (526) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper red mostly clear head dispersing quickly. Nose has caramel. Light body sweet, balanced easy to drink.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at OU Inn. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of nutella, chocolate. Taste is burnt cocoa. Light body.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Ohio University Inn. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee malt, dates, light earthy hops and smoke. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and light carbonation.
gruberm (315) - - NOV 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ehh. Good. No aroma. Nice red brown color. Taste isn't too unique and the palate isn't spectacular. Good session ale.
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BlackWarrior (203) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany, fairly clear and very little head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel and some dark fruits. Mouth is smooth and bit low in carbonation, though whats there is crisp. Flavors are sweet caramel and roasted malts up front with a hint of candy apple and some earthiness. Overall decent brew. Improved carbonation might help.