kramer (6908) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Tap. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small wispy light brown head. The nose is sweet with some chocolate malt and light roast with a little caramel sweetness. Rather sweet flavor with lots of caramel and light coffee and roast. Minimal hoppiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little sticky and clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Decent beer, but it’s a bit overly sweet. Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a beige head. aroma was bourbon, oak, dark roast, and chocolate. flavor was pretty much the same. light body with low carbonation. zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11) Black with dark brown highlights. Smells of coffee, molasses, earthiness. Taste has more coffee grounds. Dry in the mouth. Burnt wood and ash. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, herbs, light chocolate, and dates. Flavor of dates, roasted malt, burnt grain, caramel, and raisins. nickd717 (4901) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle via trade. Pours darkest brown with a small tan head that leaves a film. The aroma has loads of cocoa, sweet caramel, and roast. Slightly smoky, and pretty nice. Sweet on the flavor. Chocolatey, but a little fake tasting. Burnt caramel, toffee, smoke, and roasted malts. Pretty good, but too sweet. Medium-bodied and smooth with long finish. Overall, well, I’d like to homer this up, but honestly it’s only decent.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 3, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2010 Pours dark brown. Aroma is chocolate with mild bitterness and roast. The bitterness is very uniform and nondescript with no associated hop flavor; certainly not harsh, but a bit dry feeling, and more significant in magnitude than is usual for the style. Mild chocolate and sweetness comes through, not overdone, but definitely present. Medium body and carbonation. NOTE: This is actually not a blend of porter and scottish ales. It is a dark strong ale that originated from using all of the leftover grain and hops to make a beer. It also has a lot more abv than 6.6%. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Thanks to the good folks on BA for this one from the Minnows BIF. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is malt, some cherry, maple syrup, and some earth. Flavor is similar with lots of scotch ale character fighting through the porter to be heard. Medium-bodied and earthy, yet very malty and pleasant. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas and tastes of chocolate, light roastiness, and caramel. Sweet. Lacing on the glass. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark ruby brown with cola highlights under a medium sized tan head. Gentle smoke, soft candy. Sweet, smoke and caramel. Chocolate and toffee. Cola, chocolate, coffee. Smooth. Long slow finish with light coffee, chocolate and bitter roast. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2010
(22oz bottle via trade with BA StormKing47) clear rich ruby with few oily bubbles. Nose of melon, rhubarb, sweet turnip. Taste of chocolate malt, fudge, rich, brownies, with a creamy body and rich finish.