omhper (23320) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle. Clear nut brown. Viola aroma. Sweetish with near full body and a strange, pungent root beer flavour. Solid body, low bitterness. Quite interesting, but more odd.
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th October 2008. GABF. Clear brown beer. Crisp palate. Sweet malt - in fact remarkably sweet malt. Crisp dry finish with a sweet malt aftertaste.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2007 The first time I had this was at Brouwer’s and I hated it. So a complete re-rate was conducted at the brewpub in Stevenson. Bright tawny amber. Rich muscovado malt aroma with light wood, earth. Very chewy and dense body. Rounded character with a complexity of dark sugars - cane, dates, muscovado. There isn’t much else here but the beautiful purity of these sugars reminds me of El Dorado 15y.o. rum from Guyana.
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Wow this is an amazing beer. Had a tulip of this at Walking Man and it just improved so well with a little warmth. Started out as a resiny, oversweet Old Ale or English Strong Ale, a style I don’t really enjoy, but it develops into a complex mixture of plums, chocolates, smoke, rich alcohol malt sweets, barley wine like at times but then resembling a belgian, imperial stout and of course a scotch ale. The alcohol is very apparent, but doesn’t dominate this one at all. A gem in the PNW.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe: Amber hued orange, lighter than others, fairly strong carbonation, moderate off-white head, foamy, fairly nice lacing.   Sweet malt, peaty, slight biscuit, smells like a Scotch Ale alright.   Sweet, smooth, viscous and biscuity on the tongue.   Yeah, this one isn’t as smokey as others, or perhaps as peaty, but its solid and very palatable.   Superb mouthfeel, moderate to full body.   Sweet malt finish, very slight peak of dark pitted fruit to accompany the peat aspect.   I could drink this over and over...
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fat off-white head dominates the hazy orange-copper shade. Malt complexity in its grand glory reaches the nostrils through a symphony of caramel, nuancing its song with paragraphs of cerealic, biscuity and chocolate notes. Well toned rhythmic herbal hops blend into the vast fig and prune fruitiness to create a vanilla-sweet and efficient refrain. And the chief, that shapes itself into a medium to full body, naturally creamy and gracious doesn’t have much to do but peak its smoke instrument here and there to capture the unison. A fabulous scotch ale that ends with a mouthful of goodness.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bubblegum and fruity esters are prominent in the malt forward aroma with plenty of carmelization. Clear burnished copper coloured body is topped by a low but long lasting, fine bubbled, off white head. Bubblegum, caramel and maple tones all blend in the sweet flavour with a light finishing bitterness that takes the edge off. Plenty of fruitiness especially in the aftertaste along with subtle but important notes of roast or smoke. Medium light body with lively carbonation that engages the tongue. Sampled at GABF 2005.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Belmont Station... Poured deep ruby/brown with an off-white head. Buttery and toffee-malt aroma. High carbonation with candy-like flavors of butterscotch and toffee while the malted grains stopped the bitterness in the finish.
BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany-scotch colored with a minimal head. Rich caramelized malt and aged cherry nose, with lovely flares of wood, and perhaps, peat. Wonderful malted grain layers. Rich caramelized, sweet grainywort flavors infused with aged wood, and some cherry notes, with perhaps a touch of other stone fruits and dark muscovado sugar. Thoroughly delicious and perilously drinkable for the high ABV%. I’m enjoying every sip from this growler.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2006. The beer pours to a hazy brassy body with a white head. The aroma is peaty, sweet, smoky. The flavor is sweet with honey, smoky. Sweet smoked palate.