ganache (6087) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2017
Can from State Line. Nose richly malty, smoke, earth, plum, red berry, caramel, touch mineral, all luscious. Pour dull copper-caramel but darker in the glass, opaque with a short tan head. Taste fully sweet, low bitterness, extremely thick malt, rich and syrupy, some alcohol showing in the stars before my eyes, caramel and sugar but stronger red berry, subtle black pepper and hoppiness, faint tan. Just huge fruitiness for the style, clean, lighter carbonation, avoids the sludge. Light cola, raisin. Need a few more cans before I’d think about picking this over Old Chub, but it’s not too far behind -- needs something to round, like must, tobacco, roast, etc. [2017.07.26: 3.8] argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2016
12oz can. Small beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some plum, light Cognac, peat. Taste is sweet, plum, some caramel, light raisin, Cognac. Sticky medium-full body. jnkor (477) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2016
On tap at brewery, nitro and co2. Poured a nice deep brown with an off white head. Taste is sweet and malty. Lingers with a little bitter and a bit boozy, but all round very nice. brownaler (742) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Mild coca aroma with a bold scotch malt balanced by brown sugar with a peaty finish. Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Can from a trade. Poured into glass. A huge light tan on a murky reddish brown beer. Nose is immediately medicinal and phenolic. Moderate caramel sweetness in the nose. Taste is a weird caramel male bomb followed by a burnt coffee bitterness with metallic off flavors. This is horrible. Dumped.
jcos (1855) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Can in October 2015. Pours dark caramel color. Light roast aroma, very malty sweet taste. Does what it says it will. jkwood04 (5472) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12oz can in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and nutty malts, some light notes of chocolate, hints of hops, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A solid Scotch ale. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Big bold scotch ale that has a thick oil like pour and mouthfeel. Nice alcohol percentage and taste of bog. Took me a long time to get through a six pack. drowland (9184) - Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2/20/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Nice amber pour with a good khaki head, great lacing. Okay aroma, muted caramel, a metallic note, biscuits. Great flavor, rich, complex, toasted caramel, toffee, dark fruits, biscuit. Tasty! Armadill0 (362) - FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
Can. Dark brown, cloudy with a smallish light brown head. Aroma has malt, wood, nut and tobacco.
Taste has nut, tobacvo, wood and malt. Smooth overall. Bitterish aftertaste. Alcohol.comes through a little. Like a light porter.