malrubius (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Save On. Clear amber with nice lasting head and lace. Woody sweet cherry aroma. Roasted caramel sweet cherry sweet fruityness with woody hoppy roasted bitterness. Medium full smooth body. Very good.
Jow (1821) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Jeffrey. Pours deep ruby brown. Nose is light peat and caramel. Tastes of bacon, tobacco, peat, caramel, prunes, malt, with hopping bitterness on finish. Smooth mouthfeel.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks stfun! Dark brown pour with thin white head. Intense aroma of tobacco, dark malts, molasses, and caramel. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Taste dominated by flavors of raisins, and dark fruit. Sweet throughout, with a molasses, and tobacco finish. This does thin after the first taste or two making this surprisingly drinkable. Great example of why it can be bad to prematurely make assumptions about certain beer styles; I had convinced myself that I didnít like Scotch Ale/Scottish Ales, but damn this is really good.
salvaticas (350) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown amber, clear at the bottom. Subtle notes of beans and coffee. Solid scotch flavor, a little weak on the balance. Smooth though.
Boomersmancave1 (15) - Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber and ruby color. Nice lacing. Heavy malt aroma and flavor. Awesome smooth texture. My favorite Scottish Ale Iíve had to date.
alexsdad06 (4366) - Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at E8ght Ball. Pours reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma and flavor has some caramel, toasted grains/nuts, mild peaty smoke, and has a nice layer of hops. The body may be a touch thin. Easy drinking and a nice example of the style.
DrunkSanta410 (137) - Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown. Strong caramel malt and rasin aroma. Taste is biscuity caramel malts. Moderate sweet rasin flavor. Palate is well carbonated with sweet almost Chocolatey aftertaste. Very smooth. Very good. Note: as this warms the fruity, raisiny flavors really come out. Must try.
Sikash (229) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear dark amber color with a light tan fizzy head that doesnít last too long. Aroma is nice and smooth of some of that good clean malty caramelness with some bread/yest character mixed in. There seem to be some underlying sweet fruits as well. Flavor is nice of malt, bread, spices and maybe some fruit. Once you let this warm up the fruit and caramel really starts to come out. The mouthfeel is nice and sweet and malty with a little fizziness. Carbonation is maybe above average. Overall this is an great beer.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to tat2dhllblly for this as an extra.
Poured to NB globe.
A: Brown ale with superb clarity. Little to no head formation. Wait, I just poured more, with the bottle completely upside down...there we go. 1/2 finger peanut head dissipates quickly.
S: I have yet to be less impressed with the nose on a beer. This smells like malt and vomit. Horrible.
T: Thank you lord, the taste does not match the nose! Roasty, toasty. Reminds me of freshly baked dryly salted pretzels. Nice. Good.
M: medium body with moderate carbonation. Would prefer a little less carbonation on a beer of this style. Leaves mouth slightly dry, but not too bad at all.
D: So long as I was not smelling this, and just drinking it liberally, I could drink this all night, quite drinkable in that regard. Otherwise, I would only purchase this once in a blue moon to try and recall if this is no good. I will, however, likely try this again once I get another bottle.
Serving type: bottle
indianabeerman (15) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at black dog pub. full body beer, not much to the nose. light sweetness up front with mild hoppiness in back. good beer. easy drink