bmerz (739) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really a comforting beer and it screams scotch ale to me except for a bitterness that appears at the end and more so as it warms. Dark clear brown with amber edges and disippating head and nice lacing. Smell at first is of delicate grassy field, light toffee a caramel malt. Taste immediately sweet, then fruity esters, and then a dry malt and familiar scotch ale something, the mouthfeel is really full, creamy and gentle corbonation. It ends with a little butterscotch then a bitterness that appears out of no where but calms down to a satisfying and complex linger.
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was my first beer enjoyed at this attractive brewpub on Washington Street. The ale was served in a 10 oz glass. The deep mahagoney color and small head were very inviting. The aroma was of burnt malts and some toasted chocolate. The toasted notes do not last. The ale has a thin body and no taste of hops. This was a fun drink to evaluate.
BucannonXC5 (1062) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a pint at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, Minn. Color was malty and dark looking. About ¾-inch of head.
Smells included amber, malts, caramel and bitterness.
Tasted immediately like caramel or toffee. Malts came in there, too. Smooth taste.
Nice mouthfeel. Very low carbonation and a smooth finish.
So glad I picked this beer after being a bit disappointed with the West Bank Pub Ale. Check it out if you are in the Twin Cities area.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 On tap at MTHB. Dark red/brown appearance with a creamy light tan. Sweet dark caramel malty, scotch ale aroma. Slightly nutty, quite sweet caramel malty flavor. Pretty tasty beer. Update: tasted again at GABF and it was still fucken chill.
crossovert (9092) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Decent, had a 5 oz pour. They really made a point not ot have hops in here, it is roasty, caramally, and rasiny, but it could have used a hint more smoke.
nickd717 (3629) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Clear deep reddish brown in color with a small off-white head. The aroma just jumps out of the glass - big and malt-forward with caramel, toffee, mild toast, and an ever so slight peatiness. Maybe a hint of fruitiness. The flavor is excellent, with caramel, peat smoke, toasted notes, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Sweet, as the style should be, but not too much so. Medium-full bodied with lower carbonation and a smooth, somewhat slick mouthfeel. Very good overall.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a nice lightly hazed dark brownish hue amber sunset edges, a small frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, peaty malts, cherries, and a faint cocoa waft. Initial is cherries, sweet cocoa, toffee and caramel is bigger. Vanilla, toffee, sweet malts. With touches of toast, cocoa, fairly sweet cherry appeal with no smoke. Finish is lingering sweetness, touch of bitterness. Ok. A bit sweet for my palate with that whole sweet cherry and vanilla thing, toffee, maybe even some cough syrup
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Town Hall. Pours a deep amber with fluffy white head. Nose is rich and full of cocoa. Very clean fermentation, light fruity esters. No hop notes in the nose. Some light caramel and soda bread as well. On taste, more of those roasty hints with a full malt profile and again, clean fermentation. Light fruitiness and finishes pretty dry. Very solid.
wilnatp (632) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark amber pour. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of caramel, toffee, and butter. Smooth palate. Flavor is a bit thin.
nuplastikk (5035) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Town Hall. Stained glass brown-amber color. Thin oily head. Malty, caramel laced aroma. Mellow carbonation. Lots of subtle brown and caramel malt notes. Faint hopping gives it some character. Pretty nice. A subtle beast. Soft on the palate. Orange caramel finish.