brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Very nice taste, much different from a normal ale. Very dark, very malty, not much hops. The alcohol is hidden very well. There is some brown sugar taste, it is very good and differnet from a normal ale. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2007 bottle....apperance: poured a dark amber-brown and very toffee-like along with a thin off-white head...aroma: lots of malt and caramel....taste: follows suit. mouthfeel is smooth with a medium body. a slight hint of bitterness thrown in for good measure....alesmith has yet to let me down. this one surely does not disappoint. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Bottle. Pours with a brown color and a nice head. Aromas of nuts, malts and crak fruit. Flavors of malts, caramel, nuts and a bit of smokiness. Very smooth and a fairly substantial body. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Bottle from HiTime; poured a ruby tinted brown; with a large off white head. Aroma is sweet, earthy, smoky; hints of dark fruit and yeast. Very good mouthfeel; creamy and a bit chewy. Alcohol was completely hidden for me. Flavor was complex, yet subtle. Main flavor of caramel malt, peat and some smokiness; some sweetness, chocolate and hops as well. An amazing version of the style. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Bottle (9.5%) poured a dark brown color with nice light brown head. Aroma was big caramel, smoke, alcohol, roasted malts and some chocolate. The taste was very well balanced with a smooth alcohol finish. Nice caramel flavors mix with a touch of smoky malt and balance by just enough hops.
jake65 (3979) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Dark ruby pour with a big, creamy biege head. Good lacing. Nose is malty and of sweet, dark fruit. Taste is dark fruits, malty, caramel, and winelike. Some woodiness present. Very enjoyable scotch ale, thanks padrefan98 for sending this in trade. IndianaRed (4871) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle Pours a hazy deep chestnut with a dense light tan head and sheeting lacing. Malty light roast aroma with some woody peaty notes. Flavor was slightly sweet and malty, with brown sugar and woody malts. Low on bitterness, and big on malty flavor. Very nice.
Thanks to Jake65 for this one. pinkzambia (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle: Brown color with red hues and a tan frothy head and sticky lacing. Tangy aroma and smelly armpits, but the flavor is rich and full of sweet malts and lots o’ alcohol. This is real tasty. Thanks jake65! BuckeyeBoy (8204) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle 750 Pours out a dark amber almost brown topped with a light tan head. A nice sweet aroma along with a sweet tast. This is a great Scotch Ale. AleSmith O YA. Thanks Jake65 badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
750 mL bottle. Pleasant sweet aroma of malt with a wonderful earthiness. Buttery malt and alcohol taste with a dark bitter smokey earthy finish.