scarletfire65 (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub. Advertised as a cask pour, but came out ice cold. Good smoke in the nose and taste. Plenty of dried fruit nuances, and also oaky flavors. Truly reminded me of scotch whiskey. The best offering of the 7 I had there.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild smokiness, sweet malt in the aroma. Scorched malt dominates midway through with a sweet almost raisony finish. How is this 9.5%?
decaturstevo (5395) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Medium malt and abv on the nose. Sweet maltiness, light abv, a decent building bitter finish. Slightly thin but a very nice beer overall.
nickd717 (3602) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Princeton brewpub. Clear copper color with a nice beige head. Aroma of scotch (whiskey), caramel malt, and mild hops. Flavor was more of the same, with the scotch really standing out even though I know scotch whiskey and scotch ales are not supposed to be similar. Must be the peat smoked malt. Body medium.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Philly. Served into a snifter. Pour is dark brown/purple with a two finger caramel colored head. Aromas of piney hops, caramel, sweet fruits, and some candy. Flavor is well balanced with hops up front, sweet fruits, warming alcohol, and nice vanilla in the finish. Outstanding brew with the 9.5% hidden very well.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Chestnut Street location. Pours a dark semi clear coppery amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of plastic(contact paper), candied malt and dark fruit. taste of candied malt, caramel, papaya and dark fruit.
craftbeerdesign (2238) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at the Philly location on 1/19/08. pours a deep red with a bit of head. nice malty presence with a bit of an alcohol warmth... overall very nice body over the palate and smooth finish. some caramel as well... would order again for sure.
Braudog (5978) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft pint at the Philadelphia brewpub. Red-tinged brown with a fizzle of head retention. Very sugary aroma. Likewise, rich roasty sugars come out in the drink. Almost too sweet. (#3184, 11/8/2007)
keepersj12 (2888) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good attempt at a largely forgotten style. Nicely sweet and malty. Not a lot of hops. Well hidden alcohol content.
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Pours a cloudy redish-brown, aroma is slightly hoppy, taste is roasted malt, caramel and a touch of hops. Solid brew.