Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma brings out sweet toffee with hints of dark chocolate and dried fruit. Roasty malty flavor starts with chocolate cherries and finishes with hints of coffee beans. Finish is chewy and dry that is very flavorable and enjoyable. I didn’t realize I like Scotch Ale’s so much until I tried this one. Well balanced and well done! Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Quite quite lovely. Rich toffee, chocolate and feint raisin malts Maybe a little smoke, but a lovely rich crystaline note. Sweet, rich. Dark hues, with a ruby tinged edge.
I think this is a classic interpretation of what is understood to be a scotch ale. And, a great drink displaying an alternative to the persistent hop barrage that fashions have us in. magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 23, 2011
75cl bottle, thistle glass.
Pours a dark brown, with a dissipating off-white head.
Smells of sweet malts, toffee and cherry.
Tastes of sweet roasted malt, cherries and coffee. Finishes with a slightly bitter funk.
I think I’m in love with this rather complex beauty. mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 10, 2013
1 pint, 9.4 fl oz bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours a cola/coffee color with almost no head. Big, malty, cola aroma. Taste is lightly toasty, sweet and syrupy with a finish reminiscent of sassafras. Unique and enjoyable. NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is awesome! Notes of toffee, caramel, and a touch of smokey malt and slight coffee. Taste is just as good as you’re hoping for! Sweet malt, toffee, brown sugar, and wonderful roasty undertones. So smooth and drinkable. Delicious!
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a murky brown/black. Thin tan head. Nose is initially boozey then roasty as hell. sweet caramel nose. Flavor is a wonderful alcoholic malt bomb. Roasty, dark fruits, some charred flavor. Mouthfeel is very full, slightly oily. Very very smooth. Drink this one on the warmer side to let the alcohol come out. Beautiful. Incredible scotch ale. LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
Appearance: Pours a midnight, reddish brown. Starts out with a big frothy head that subsides to a quarty inch of tan froth.
Aroma: Peaty malt, cocoa-cola, resinous earthy hops, vanilla, old medicine chest and oiled leather. Finishes very roasty and semi-sweet.
Taste: Bitter cocoa, woody booze, fresh made drip coffee, earth, and spicy hops.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, not thick or syrupy what-so-ever.
Overall: A unbelievable Wee Heavy, now in my top 3 (Alesmith, Great Divide being the others). Big complex, but not overdone and not underwhelming. Drake (13741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2009
750 mL bottle courtesy of Joey. Thanks! Pours a dark slightly hazy reddish bronze color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, green apple, red apple and other fruity notes. Taste is toffee, caramel, leafy and bitter hop notes and a fruity apple finish. A hint of chocolate. Full bodied. This is a damn good beer. ChurchLady (19) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
It’s sweet. It’s bright. It’s a swirling cacophony of toffee, coffee and autumn spices. It is full bodied beer with a smooth and mellow after taste Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
Huge thanks to ericandersnavy. Not a strong aroma, but very pleasing. Good malts, coffee, cocoa, biscuit. Aftertaste is warm and malty. Great stuff.