BillKismet (4137) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Rich scotch-amber with tanned, creme brulee foam head. Musky bouquet of malt and candi malt. Buffeted veins of fruitiness, some prune, caramel, and cherry chocolate. Rich, velvey mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Candi-malt at the front of the palate. A wave of varied caramel malts with some specks of cherry chocolate glides over the taste buds. Top-notch Scotch ale. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
I believe this was poured from a growler: Murky brown with a tan head. Chewy aroma- peat, caramel, dark fruits- creamy body. Rich yet balanced flavor of big caramel, vanilla notes, light peat, prune and other various dark fruits. Earthy on the back. A nice Scotch Ale. dogfish120love (1364) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Pours dark brown in color, caramel etc.. more notes to come once i can decipher through notes drenched in beer. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2009 Thanks to Markwise for the bottle! Dark brown pour with a slight haze. Fluffy tan head and rings of lace. Light coffee, toast, and woody notes. Finish is dominated by dark fruit, caramel, and big toffee notes. Not quite as peaty or as earthy as I would have liked for the style. larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
Bottled. Thx gnoff
Dark redbrown. Medium, orange-ish head.
Earthy aroma with licorice.
Vinous. Medium to high bitterness. Some salmiak.
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Bottle from TheCheeseMan. First CCB brew. Pours an almost black brown with minimal head. The aroma is malty, minty, spicy and smoky. Big, sweet malt flavor, mild smoke and peat and a minor hop balance. Some fruitiness, but mostly slick, oily malts. A solid scotch ale, up among the best I’ve had, though not in contention with Alesmith’s. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Bottle from Carlos, again! Seaoflament shared at Stone Sour Fest today! Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is super malty with a big bite. Taste is malty rich and yummy. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Multiple samples thanks to JohnC and
seaoflament. Pours with a small, tan head over a murky brown body. Aroma of leather, dark fruits, peat and pear. Taste is a bit of wet dog, caramel, scotch, chocolate and dark fruits. Light bubbles. adrian910ss (2594) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUL 30, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky dark toffee brown with a medium beige/light brown head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruit, malt and bread. Taste of toffee, malt, dark fruit and earth. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Brown amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, peat, nuts, roast, and some cocoa. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, wood, peat smoke, roast, and light alcohol and sweet finish.