hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from bocky drank on 2/9/10.
auburn colored pour with an off white head. a small amount of lacy foam is left behind on the glass.
it smells quite woody and damp... also, burned sugary caramel, earthy richness, toasted nuttiness, spicy prickly hops and an umami note.
the palate is dry throughout which is a plus. the flavor is the same as the aroma mixed with a slight spicy finish and nice woody caramel aftertaste. actually, awesome aftertaste. it is a safe scotch. not bad just not tops. it is not as rich or sweet as it’s counterparts but with it’s easy drinkability and prickly carbonation it is very easy to put away. in fact, i would drink a lot of this if i could buy it. 7/3/7/4/14/3.5
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Brownish copper in color with a whispy sand colored head. Nose is rich with malts, caramel, and peat. Lightly earthy. Flavor is malty, again more peat. Sort of woody and smokey too. Just a faint vinous fruity element.
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Todd. Pours a dark, yet clear coppery amber with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of candied malt and light smoke. Taste of candied malt, caramel and smoke.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Bottle at nimbleprop DC tasting, 6 March 2010. Amber colour. Sweetish, malty. Caramel and a touch of smoke plus a little soft, dried fruit. Smooth but firm mouthfeel. Not too sticky. Decent but unspectacular. A little more body and depth than the Summit Scotch ale sampled immediately before. Good to see us Brits don’t have a monopoly on embarrassingly crap beer names based on sexual abuse of farm animals.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber body that is slightly hazy. Wonderfully inviting aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and brown sugar. Smooth, oily texture with a nice punch of carbonation. The flavor is as good as the aroma. Sweet caramel and burnt sugar give way at the end for a earthy, peat finish. The fairly high ABV is not evident. Delicious brew.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice copper/amber color with a medium creamy beige head.Wonderful caramel malt aromas that are backed by deep roasted malt aromas and a hint of peat in the background. Flavor is of roasted dark caramel malts that fades into a slight earthy/hop bite. Nice tingle on the tongue thats goes to a sweet malt finish.Very good brew!
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a mahogany with a small white head. Lots of peat and caramel in the aroma, with some faint maple syrup. The flavor is similar. Not a usual scotch ale thanks to the "special malt", but I think it’s too sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2011 Bottle. Pouts to a nice chestnut colored body with a nice coating off-white head. The aroma is caramel and light peated malt with a dash of corn silage. The flavor is sweet caramel, rich but not over-powering peat smoked malt, and the Golden Promise is nice. Kind of like a good Maris Otter. Clean mouth feel with a lingering deep malty flavor.
argo0 (11972) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Hazy dark amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light cherry, peat. Sticky medium body, low carbonation.
nimbleprop (5569) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, transparent copper with a milky white head. Smokier aroma, peaty, sweet, caramel. Finish is a little thin. Caramel flavors, rum, crystal malts. A little harsh.