Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Poured into a thistle, the appearance was a dark copper color with a finger’s worth of eggshell white foamy head. Mild stringy lace.
The aroma had some notes of clean caramel/toffee malts, some dark fruit, damp wood, sly smoke, earthiness, some grassiness, light herbal qualities and a little bit of cherry.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side with a rolling smokiness coming in underneath. Malty to smoky sort of aftertaste, but super light. Finish was moderately sweet with a touch of smoke.
The palate was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine, fairly low but expected. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, really nice scotch ale that I would have again. wlajwl (7291) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2017
Aroma is caramel malts and smoky/slight scotch notes. The flavor is caramel/toffee, malts, very slightly spicy in the middle and a smoky/sweet/sour finish. zoucrew102 (2320) - - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle, 2015 vintage. Rich caramel malt aroma with notes of toffee, dark fruit and cherrywood smokiness. Pours dark caramel colored with a thin tan head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with sweet, rich caramel and toffee malt flavors. Finishes smooth with dark fruit and nice cherrywood smokiness that linger wonderfully on the palate. Excellent scotch ale! Drake (14360) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Wauwatosa, 9/26/16. Murky rusty red, small dense creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, earth, caramel, apple skins, vanilla. The taste is apples, strawberry, caramel, vanilla, toffee. Thin-medium bodied, low carbonation, hints of spice. Solid. Ratman197 (15770) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2016
Bottle courtesy of IrishBoy (Thanks Richard!) poured a hazy reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of caramel, dried fruit and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, toffee, dried fruit and a hint of earthiness with a smooth finish.
IrishBoy (4259) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Nose is bubblegum, toffee, and raisins. Lightly hazy rusty brown with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet and very malty and nutty. Nice. crossovert (14233) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
650ml bomber. This is a real treat form capital, one of the few in the bomber series that is real good. The cherrywood smokiness is great. DArk fruits, leathery. Great stuff here. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Brown with red hues. Sweet caramel with cherry and dark fruit, light prune, nutty toasted malt, and faint smokey roasted malt/chocolate. Flavor is sweet cherry and dark fruit cocktail with more nutty toasted malt and faint roast. Touch of sweet smoke. Syrupy mouthfeel, yet drinkable. Trailing grainy, nutty cocoa. Despite being sweet and very Americanized, this is very good. kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2015
From notes on 3/7/15
Pretty good. Sweet grainy and some lite spiciness. Nice amount of roasty caramel taste. Liking this new Capital Brewery stuff. madvike (3308) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle - Pours rosy brown with a filmy light tan head. Nose is malty, a bit sour, with some caramel sweetness. Taste is better, with a doppelbock malt sweetness, candi sugar, and a touch of dry smoke on the finish. Real thin and watery with just a bit of carbonation.