ARH (1118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. The aroma is roasted malt with some toffee sugariness, and some raisin / fig notes. It pours a lightly hazy caramel color, dark, with a thin, white ring that disappears by mid glass leaving an oily looking surface with no lace. The flavor is a medium / medium-high sweet with a medium bitter. It’s smooth with a light fizz and a medium malty body. Notes of raisin, fig, toffee, and chocolate are most present, and it finishes sweet and smooth with notes of nuts and caramel and just a light roasted coffee bitterness. The aftertaste is reminiscent of baker’s chocolate with nuts and caramel as well as an interesting mineral water late that cleans everything up leaving just a light roasty aftertaste.
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy caramel color with very little off white head. Nose is some roast and caramel. Taste is caramel with a little scotch. Some lasting bitterness. Good.
nilloc1204 (16) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a really good beer. Hard to find any flaws. Drink ability puts it over he edge for me. I want more!
slowrunner77 (10228) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"intriguing sweet aroma. complex and unique. no smoke in the nose, but it’s there in the flavor. smooth feel.toffee sweet flavor. very nice ale...barreled version next up."
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of biscuit, malts and toast. Taste is malty and biscuits.
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hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-18-2011 at JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House in Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer pours a small smooth ivory head with a lengthy retention, transparent copper body, very little carbonation observed, and a generous amount of lacing. The aroma is toffee, roasted malt and dark fruits. The taste is roasted malt, semi-sweet and dark fruits. The mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this beer is medium bodied. This beer has an enjoyable flavor as it is not abusive in any way. It is worth trying and a beer I would definitely drink again.
gopherfan99 (1248) - Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour (Happy Gnome Beer Dinner) amber with a white head, slightly sweet taste of toffee, malt, and caramel, light bitter at the end, good beer
illiniphil (148) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Color is an orangey amber with a very thin off white head. Minimal carbonation. Flavors of dark malts, biscuity, slight peat and dark fruits. Very good scotch ale that really is at its best when served at the proper temp.
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b3shine (8175) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good; a transparent deep amberish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells solid; semi-sweet and malty with a bit of roast as well. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style.
Brentv (657) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Dark copper color. Aroma is malty with notes like coffee. Flavor is caramel and fairly dry. Little to no hoppiness. This beer is understated and gets better toward the bottom of the glass. Delicious. I could drink this every day.