Ratman197 (15204) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014 grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby brown color with light tan head. Wonderful roasty aroma with light sweetness and little wisps of smoke. Sweetish initial taste, but not too sweet, complemented by a round and nuanced nutty maltiness. Some light hits of smoke as well. thick, round finish with some warning alcohol and today graininess. Really a unique scotch ale, but I dig it.
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, tobacco and light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, earthiness and light fruitiness with a smooth lingering toffee finish. SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
bottle .. from behind .. . burnt plum black .. light head, lacing is christopher meloni .. . everything matches up- an on the point scotch, enjoyed this .. . . books. shit my grandma goes on and on about. shut it grammy and eat your delicous apple sauce! IainOg (75) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
dark with some garnet highlights. good head, and nice lacing. sweet and roasty aroma with very little hop presence. thick body nicely balanced with alcohol warming. prominent caramel flavors with toffee, roast, and hints of dried fruits, tobacco, and chocolate. very sweet, definitely too sweet for some. this one would be even better with a little age. Beaver (1828) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours brown with a smallish off-white head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves a little lacing.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2009
The aroma is chocolate and caramel malts, sweet molasses, nuts, leather and some smoky peat.
The flavor is lots of sweet sugary molasses with chocolate nutty maltiness. It has a smoky bitter finish with some alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation but still fairly creamy.
Overall, a nice beer. I like the way the sweetness plays with the smokiness. It’s still a bit too sweet for my taste.
(on tap at the brewery). Pours a very dark brown color. Medium tan head which diminishes quickly. Aromas of malt and alcohol. Light malt flavor with heavy alcohol. Avg duration. No lacing. Slick texture. Soft carbonation. User29624 (1683) - - MAR 19, 2009
22 oz bottle as a bonus from BeerandBlues2 in a trade. Pours a dark brown with no head. Nose of sweet malt, sugar, nuts, and caramel. Flavor is sticky and heavy sweetness. I thought the 8.6% isn’t as hidden as well as some other beers. Glad to try a beer so few have rated. drjay44 (3796) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 Rather too sweet for my palate, but it is consistant to the style and I rated that way. The immediately prior comment is right on for a more detailed discription .................................................. new batch has arrived as of 12/2008. Pours with minimal head, minimal lacing over a clear dark brown body....nose of malts and yeast, molasses, brown sugar....tastes of mild smokiness with finishing mild bitterness. Better to me than the last batch. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draught. Pours clear brown with a spare, fizzy, light brown head,
diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel,
chocolate, nutty), light hops (flowers), average yeast (leather) with
notes of brown sugar. Full bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation,
and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity
and bitterness. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
In my post-climb state, the deep-burgundy color was mesmerizing. The thickish texture felt good on my gums. Big malts were followed by a slight, curious note of smoke and wood. Syrupy-sweet underbelly gave it some substance. Lesser notes of burnt toast and dark toffee. Flavorful beer with decent balance.