msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2009
750ml from Beerman I believe. Pours murky ruby brown with one finger tan head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugar, caramel, sweet malts, booze and some smokeyness. Flavor is sweet malts, toffee, caramel, smokey, some earthiness and some booze. Medium body and decent carbonation. Finishes sweet and smokey. Pretty solid scotch ale. jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle - thanks changeup415. Pours a rich chocolatey brown color with a small, creamy beige head. First sniff gets some breadiness, follwed by a little peat. Maybe a hint of rye? Taste is rich with an earthy and smokey maltiness. Lingering bits of peat and caramel. There is a little sweet before the smokey, ash, and peat thing, but I can’t put my finger on it... Nice mouthful, thick and coating. Finishes a bit dry and smokey. travita (4992) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is brown to red in color with a beige colored head. The smell is malts, sweet, scotch like, alcohol, and good. The taste is sweet, malts, good, and caramel. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a very dark reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, spice, a little peat moss. Flavor is very much the same with some sweetness.. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, not bad at all and kinda warming. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2010 bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured a dark amber/ruby with a beige head. aroma of caramel, dark fruits, alcohol and cinnamon. flavor was caramel, dark pitted fruits, cinnamon, and some alcohol. body was heavy with low carbonation.
Re-rate-bottle thanks once again to kiefdog. poured a mahogany with a beige head. aroma was a big blast of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of alcohol. flavor was caramel, lots of toffee, raisin, and maybe a little peach. body was heavy with medium carbonation. Awesome!!!
mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
bottle thanks to ericanders. deep, deep amber with a cream head. nose is sweet malts, smoke, caramel and not much else. not bad on the palate witha nice smokey flavor tagged with peat and light caramel. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Thanks to FlssmrBrewAlum for sharing this at the Flossmoor Station Oktoberfest. It poured a dark brown body with a bubbly khaki head and laced the glass nicely. It had an aroma of dark stone fruits, toffee, and toasty malts. The flavor was sweet with a touch of treacle added, still fruity, with an underlying roastiness that suggested smoke. For a big ale, this one is dangerously drinkable. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
dark brown pour, tiny tan bubble head, respectably lacy. nose of chocolate, sweet malt and roasty malt. flavor follows the nose with chocoalate with sweet and roasty malt notes. medium bodied, oily mouth feel, mildly bitter, roasty finish. a touch too sweet for my palate and the alcohol is too well hidden. tip of the hat to FlssmrBrewAlum for providing the bottle at flossmoor station’s octoberfest. JK (6095) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Dry and earthy. Moderate malt. There is some earth and green plants. The alcohol is well hidden. Slightly roasted. Good, smooth palate and full mouthfeel. A well made beer that could use a little more complexity. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2009
750 ml shared at Flossmoor’s Oktoberfest. Pours a nice dark brown raisiny pour, red ad brown and near opaque, a good tannish head that dies to a thick film that laces, bubbly. Not bad looking. Aromas are a good dar fruit, cherry and raisin, with caramel and toffee malts with a creamy sweetness, a touch of peat, but dark fruit dominant over any peaty smoke, a touch of vanilla. Fairly sweet. Body is moderate, a good underlying sweetness, caramel and dark fruit, a bit syrupy and sweet in the finish and lingering on the palate, light bitterness, a touch of vanilla. Raisin, faint peat, roasty malts. A thicker, sweeter beer. Decent balance, a little big for me. A good candidate for Barrel Aging it seems, to kill a little thickness/sweetness. Not bad. A solid Scotch Ale overall.