Leighton (21086) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013, thanks to Daniel. Pours clear amber with a light, beige foam head. Huge sweet aroma, doughy and meaty bread. Big sweet flavor, heavy malts, toffee, light leafy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sticky sweet finish, semi-dark fruits, light alcohol, some toffee. Decent. Big boned. Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle - Caramel sweetness and a nuttiness that rounds it out nicely. Cloudy amber with a rich beige head. Almost Pecan and caramel with a rich sweetness that follows through to the end. The smoke is very mild if there at all and I think that is that nutiness I get. Nice beer, matly and sweet but not enough smoke characteristics. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom L’s place. Thanks Ory. Amber. Malt, caramel, a cookie hint, some fruitiness, light smoky hint, a bit of oxidation, sweet. djd07 (14366) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2012
On tap at Xmas in July. Pours a cloudy amber with a small beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel butterscotch and smoke. Thin moutfheel with a sweet caramel malt and light smokiness on the finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well a very impressive scotch ale from Buffalo Bayou. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mar) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, nuts, and butterscotch. Flavor of caramel, toffee, banana, and honeycomb.
Dogbrick (12932) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Sample at Petrol Station. The beer is a slightly murky brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that dissipates slowly to a wispy film. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and fruit. Medium-bodied with flavors of smoked malt, toffee and hops. The finish is peaty with an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Brown pour, cream colored head. Smoke and caramel up front. Toasted cashews, bread, brown sugar. Decent brew. onceblind (9425) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
Clear deep Amber with a fast fading head. Nice nose with some sweet earthy caramalt and gentle smokiness with a touch of sweet boozy ester, and slight candi sugar notes. Big sweet flavor with berries and candi sugar and a bit of earthy sweet booziness. There’s a slight berry and citrus flavor with some gentle winter mulled spices. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and earthy aroma with light toffee. caramel and light peat flavor with backing dark fruitiness. Medium bodied. Caramel and toffee linger with darker malts, light dark fruit, and light peat. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2/22/13. Bottle during RBWG thanks to djd07. Deep amber pour with a small khaki head. Sweet malts, caramel, butterscotch, and dark fruits on the aroma, with barely a wisp of smoke if you really search for it. Rich malty flavor as well with plenty of caramel and butterscotch again, some fruitiness, not hardly any smoke at all. Not bad.