bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours very dark amber with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is lightly smoky caramel. Near full bodied. Flavor is a bit thin, but there is some light smoke, some toffee aspects, and it’s got some bitter in it. Pleasant.
Tmoney99 (10411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Medium toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. An average brew for style.
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 (9400) - 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.
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent serviceable Scottish. A moderate smokey aroma, a little peaty taste. Dark yellow colour, modest off-white head. Creamy mouthfeel. Satisfying, spot-on style, though not terrific.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a medium frothy tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of toasted malts, graham crackers, caramel, butter. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, faint earthy notes, very faint hops in the finish. Medium bodied. OK.
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep caramel pour with minimal off-white head. Nose is Wheaties. Tastes like liquid Wheaties with some hops and brown sugary notes. Medium palate, not offensive, like a Celebrator light.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber color with a thin off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of malt, alcohol and cinnamon. Warm and rich malt flavor with a somewhat syrupy finish. Another foray into higher-ABV beers for Thirsty Dog, this is good stuff.
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Toffee malt and hay aroma. Clear brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt and light bitter hay flavor. Very nice.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewpub: Pours a clear dark copper orange with a frothy cream-colored head. Aroma boasts lot of sweet caramel and a touch of peat malt. Light salty smoke wafts about a viscous and syrupy sweet authentic tasting Scotch ale. Plenty of rich flavorful malt culminates in a somewhat gritty and floral sticky finish. A very enjoyable brew.