udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with brown head. Nice aroma of malts with hints of roast and caramel. Good taste of medium bitter flavor. Pretty thick Scotch Ale. good beer.
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Guess this isn’t retired any more as I just had it on tap at Mad Mex Cranberry. Aroma was pretty weak. Some roasted caramel malt with a hint of chlorine. Pour was a nice dark amber with a one finger off white head. Taste was average. Cold seltzer water with burnt caramel, dark malt and that distinctive Scotch ale maltiness that is hard to describe. Nice carbonation. Not bad but nothing great
polishwarrior (19) - USA - APR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is not retired and can be found at the brewery in the form of keg or growler. Poured a reddish copper with a light head. Aroma was sweet with caramel and a hint of malt. Flavor was much the same, very smooth, with a hint of a fruity malt, which I think throws the flavor off a tad bit. Overall a very tasty beer.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Winking Lizard Crosswoods location. Light brown pour with no head. Caramel malt aroma with some fruit. Overly sugary flavor with a lingering berry aftertaste. I wonder if maybe the tap wasn’t clean when they tapped this. Either that or it’s just a bad beer, which would be hard to believe from Thirsty Dog.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one on tap but it has supposedly been retired for years. Pours a dark amber with a nice beige head. Smokey flavor with hints of coffee. Syrupy malt flavor. Unique beer that I wish I could get a sixer of.
Beerman6686 (3536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
POured a nice cloudy brown color with a big off white head. Aroma was really roasted and nutty. Flavor was sweet caramel, nutty and some spices also. Very impresed with this brew.
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2008
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
(USA) dark amber / brown color with a very thin head. slight caramel aroma with flat soda / burnt toast taste. Wow, this brew was really horrid !!! I can see why it was retired.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
draught. why I was charged $4.75 for a glass of this stuff is beyond me because it was terrible. tapped a deep garnet-brown color with zero head. smell is of super glue and vanilla. it tastes very freezer burned with notes of vanilla and almond. the mouthfeel was almost non-existent, very flat and syrupy. YUCK!
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dayton location. Aroma of caramel and toasted cereal, signature Thirsty Dog mixed berry-ester profile. Copper color, slightly hazy, beige head. Flavor is sweet and malty, caramel and toffee, pleasant alcohol notes, hint of smoke. Very full bodied, slight warming. Nice Scotch ale, sweet and malty with a touch of alcohol complexity.
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, caramel smell with a beery smell evident. The beer was amber dark amber color with a creamy white head. I detected some raspberry in the flavor, but malt and caramel taste was there as well. Overall, a good beer.