TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cherry/ruby-red with fizzy foam that quickly vanishes. Lovely aroma of dried dark fruits and slightly molasses-y malt. Flavor is dry and biscuity of light toasted grains at first. Malt starts to sweeten, then leafy hops add a clean, modest bitter touch. Notes of dark fruits are considerably less pronounced in the flavor as compared to the aroma; in fact the flavors on the whole were a bit muted. Thinnish, watery palate with bready, slightly dry aftertaste. Disappointed that the flavor didn’t quite deliver on the aroma’s promise.
jtclockwork (9064) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice dark brown pour. Nose and taste is very sweet malt followed by more sweet malt followed by more sweet malt. Rated 7/1/02
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a copper toned body with a thin white head. Sweet woody and caramel notes, some light peat and smoke. A bit nutty and chewy with some caramel etoh tones. A nice scotch ale.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of sweet malt, some peaty hints, spice, earth, peppery. Tastes sweet with some fruity hints, pepper, and smoky elements on the finish.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up in a darklord day trade with beerman8668 dan hooked me up with a bunch of great beers poura a meduim to dark caramel with a thin off white to tan head aromas of sugar like cotton candy,caramel malts and the taste is of the same with a littel alcohol kick this is my 2nd brew from weyerbacker and I have a lot of respect for the brew master
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle served in a stem glass. Pours dark ruby topped by a thin but lasting off-white head. Smells sweet and syrupy with a touch of earthy hops. Flavor is toffee, earth, and brown sugar. Very sweet, full bodied, low-medium carbonation. Finishes just as sweet as it starts, slightly cloying. Not really a fan of the style but I guess it is alright.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to Johnykat. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a nice off-white head. Nose is of dark fruit and malt. Taste is of dark fruit and malt. Quite tasty. Mouthfeel was medium-to-thin with some carbonation.
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rating #4300... Bottle... SMAACMSM O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... Clear copper ale with a large, frothy, white head. Incredible retention. Metallic, meaty, vinous aroma with a note of toffee. Medium to full-bodied and oily with lively carbonation. A touch metallic, meaty and sweet. Lingering, lightly bitter, mostly sweet finish. Big THANKS to johnykat for shipping these bottles down from PA!
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a clear, amber maroon, with a small off white head. The smell is of big sweet malts, and alot of dark fruit. Apples and plums mostly, as I seemingly get in most scotch ales I try. The flavor is much the same, with the fruits being the most prominent, and gives it a nice crisp bitterness in the finish. It was a touch maybe overcarbonated wihich was a flaw, but overall not bad.
Lothore (557) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Pours a deep reddish brown with a small fizzy head that dissipates rather quickly.
S- Smells sweet, yeasty, with hints of lighter fruitiness.
T- Taste is much darker than expected, almost dubbelesque with strong tones of dark fruit throughout the middle, a hop bitterness at the end but with a bit of a weak beginning.
M- Thick and a bit too carbonated for my taste.
D- In my opinion this is a good brew that misses the mark a little. I like it but I couldn’t session it and it just seems like it doesn’t come together cohesively enough.