Scopey (14708) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle thanks to the ever generous madmitch76. Best before 18/12/09....... It pours hazy golden orange, with a thin bubbly white head. The nose is dominated by islay whisky character, deeply smokey, hay, TCP , permanent marker and peat. The taste is initially sweet orange, peach and marmalade, then the whisky sets in: smoke, peat, hay and floral notes, with a bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation. This tastes a lot smoother than it did when I had it fresh. Considering how old this is it’s actually pretty alright. cpost (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012 does not count
The time spent in the scotch casks can clearly be tasted and while I find it great in concept, I found it lacking in the final product. -still worth trying but not necessarily worth repeating. kewlhand (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Pale golden color, no head as this is a still beverage. Definitely taste the scotch but perhaps almost too much. It tastes like a watered down islay scotch. beer_by_bp (1) - - JUL 25, 2012 does not count
Wasn’t exactly what I expected. Don’t care for the flavor of this one but to each their own. Do not like the smokiness background of it. Had much better from brew dog. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
11.2oz bottle poured into a tulip. Best before 2/2/10 Pours a lightly cloudy weird brownish color. Aroma is watered down whisky. Taste is whisky. Like watered down Johnnie Walker Green. Light bodied with a thin watery texture. Zero carbonation and a long finish. Overall, wow. This is not beer at all, but watery whisky. Not sure what to think about it other than I’m pretty sure I like it.
jsmerig (1584) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Pours a light cloudy yellow. Aroma is strong with single malt scotch overtones. Taste is minutely sweet in the front quickly overpowered by the smokey and stinging scotch flavors. The finish shows the ABV through some subtle burn.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog.com. The first time I had this, I was utterly confused and horrified. After a while though, I grew to quite like, I think if the base was hardcore it could have been pretty special. reebtogi (6267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild pine and hints of oak and whiskey. Taste is malty sweet with some piney hop bitterness as well as some oak and whiskey. Does not quite taste like a traditional IPA, but who cares, this is quite a tasty beer. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle from Whole Foods. Cloudy gold pour with a neglible white head leaving no lace. Nose is ripe fruit and peat. Medium body with light carbonation. Smoked peat, apple, pear, tobacco, walnuts and oak. Finish is lighter, shortish, smoky, bitter and umami. This is the ale that YB’s Rex Attitude would be if it were more balanced. A scotch ale for those who don’t really drink scotch. I like it, but it’s not an IPA by any stretch. Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle from iron abbey beer dinner. This was advertised as "hard to get" but I don’t understand why. The aroma has some spice notes, but it reminds me of a watered down whiskey. This is not good. As a side note, the word I was looking to describe this was creosote.