Darkmagus82 (1024) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-3-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a mahogany color with a small just off white head. The head faded fast to give very little lacing.
Smell – The smell is largely of roasted malt mixed with an ever so light sweeter dark fruit.
Taste – The taste matches the nose quite well. A very nice roasted malt base is upfront and present throughout the taste. More towards the middle, a sweeter cherry flavor begins to develop and at the very end the malt and cherry flavors mix with very light spicy and earthy flavors.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. A little thinner then desired, but not off putting in any way.
Overall – This was an aright brew. On the positive side, it has a very nice color with a great malt flavor and smell. While the malty flavor and smell are very nice, they make for a rather uni-dimensional taste, as the other flavors are really quite light in comparison to the malt flavor.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tarrants on 06/06/2011. Clear reddish amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. sweet fruit, caramel and light bready flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.
PhillyCraft (3190) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap, pours a light bodied amber color. No lacing or head. Aromas are light as can be and almost undetectable. Taste is jalapeno, wood, pepper malts. Weak bodied and flavored. Not my favorite scottish ale.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cherry cough syrup, enchilada sauce, tomatillo, and subtle peat/smoke. Flavor of tomatillo, green peppers, brown sugar, earth, smoked anaheims, and caramel. Odd.
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown from tap with an inch of foam. Nice caramel notes on the tongue as well as a touch of molasses. There’s something about the aroma which wafts up through the nostrils. Smooth peat like taste on the tongue. Clean finisher. Very nice.
Drake (8505) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 7/1/11. Pours a clear dark orange-red color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel and berries. The taste is citrus, toffee, berries, faint notes of earth and candied citrus. Medium bodied.
bth122 (1261) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, bottle poured. Not a huge aroma; maybe some caramel malt. Med-lite sweetness, slight bitter. Med-lite body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Man is this smooth! Great palate. Creamy caramel malt flavors punciate this beer. Well done
Velkyal (296) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep russet topped with an inch or so of light brown head. The aroma is sweet malts, caramel, a touch of chocolate and a tiny hint of roast coffee, just lingering in the background is the merest hint of earthy spice. Tastewise again the malts dominate, sweet caramel and chocolate mainly, though without being overly sweet. Nice medium body and good to drink.
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet malt aroma. Dark drown color with a small tan head. Sweet beginning with a light licorice finish.
vtafro (3256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Hulmeville Inn. Dark brown pour with tan head. Fruit, spice and light woody scotch tones with a touch of warmth. Light scotch brew, nice flavor, thinner body than anticipated.