Dogbrick (6824) - 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.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour, thin head and minimal lacing. Thick and syurpy feel, spicey and malty flavor. Warm, rich, well delevoped flavor.
vexorgtr (23) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and malty, Quite flavorful, and easy to drink. Itís certainly a winner for this region.
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.
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.
obguthr (3310) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark honey and hay aroma. Clear auburn, medium yellow head, poor retention. Slightly sweet barley malt, toast. Finishes with subtle toffee notes. Creamy and light mouthfeel. Alcohol not noticeable. Really quite nice in many ways. Very quaffable and a good American take on a British style.
shrubber85 (6505) - 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.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a big beige head. Sweet malt and spice aroma. Flavor of malt and caramel. A little syrupy and dry in the finish. Thanks to Dogbrick for the growler.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark amber with a beige head, rich caramel and toffee nose, smoked malts and a hint of hops, flavor is sweet, syrupy caramel and a bit of earthiness, nicely done.
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark , roast and ashy nose reminds more of a brutal dry stout or even an impy. Mild but buoyant fruitiness. Chestnut-caramel pour with a frothy, rocky tan head. Taste is very dry, roast malt with light caramel and toffee, light ash, medium pitted fruit, a little fig in with tobacco, some toasty earthen tones, no noticeable smoke or peat. Medium-full body. Has a good, intense taste, but noticeably, no alcohol burn or slow warmth, and seems to be a little more of a lighter, sessionable Scotch ale than is usual (Iíve found them to be for slow sipping, for the most part). Iím on board!