ngeunit1 (1533) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Served a clear red with just a touch of orange mixed in and a thin finger of frothy slightly off-white head. Head fades slowly with some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of rich sweet caramel malts with a touch of earthy hops coming through.
T - Starts off some rich sweet caramel malt with a bit of a syrupy taste. Through the middle a bit of earthy hop comes through with some more caramel malt. The finish is a mix of rich caramel malt sweetness with some light bitterness.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a lightly syrupy feeling and a sweet and lightly warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Fairly rich and sweet, but still well balanced and not overbearing.
thetmaxx (662) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, aroma is mildly malt and caramel. Flavor also follows this, but with a sweetness.
DYCSoccer17 (3012) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8 ounce sample on tap at the brewpub. Very sweet caramelly aroma with some hints of peat. Light roastiness, and minimal smoke present. Nicely aromatic. Transparent garnet-amber body with a medium off-yellowish head and good lacing. Starts sweet, sticky, and caramelly. Becomes a bit peaty and a little smoked in the middle. Some buttery diacetyl seems present late, which is mildly off-putting. Long-lasting roastiness late. Scantly burnt.
joeneugs (2138) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with an off white head. The aroma is very smoky and grainy with a touch of peated malt. The flavor is nice with smoke and caramel. Very silky and smooth on the palate. The finish is smoky and and bitter with a touch of roasted malt. Big flavor and mouthfeel for a smaller beer. A nice treat for Scottish ale lovers.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours with a mostly clear amber hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are malty, lightly smokey, raisins, caramel, bready and slightly sweet. Clean, no hop aromas or fermentation character. Flavors are lightly smokey, raisiny, and caramel. Very noticeably bitter for the style. A bit too much, but still enjoyable (ratings are not to style anyway). Medium bubbles, smooth finish.
Ungstrup (26193) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and straw.
JaBier (3729) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Pours clear reddish copper with a medium tan head. Caramel malt nose with peat, roast, chocolate and a bit of metal. Toasty caramel flavor with chocolate, peat and a roasty bitter finish. Nice.
Aquilo (488) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and cream soda. Flavor is moderately bitter with lots of residual sweetness. The sweetness isnít so bad, but I think they should try barrel aging some of this. Decent overall.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the brewpub. Itís a clear dark amber pour with a minimal head. Nice malty, peaty flavor, enjoyable.
marcus (4989) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor wiht a dry bitter finish.