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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An rich reddish amber beer with a smooth malt character, low bitterness, and a slight smoky finish reminiscent of single malt scotch. Good with steaks and other hearty meals.

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2.7
Travlr (25496) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Draft. Clear brown color, tan head. Aroma of lightly smoky caramel. Taste is singed toast. Light body.

3.2
Tmoney99 (14747) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth flavorful brew, my expectations where met.

3.3
Drake (14033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, peat, green apple and other fruity notes. Taste is caramel, toasted malts and a fruity finish. Medium bodied.

2.9
jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
12oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks unclejedi–pours a disappearing off white head and copper color. Aroma is peat, medium malt, cherry. Taste is peat/smoke, medium malt, cherry, wood, faint/some earthy hops.

2.6
slowrunner77 (12451) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"courtesy of bluesandbarbq - nice looking cloudy ruby brown ale. smoke in the aroma with some fruity maltiness. smooth body as well, but the flavor was a bit of a hybrid of styles, although i’d guess unintentionally. the fruitiness from the malt was cool, but there was the (sometimes present in scottish ales) lemony astringency that took away from the flavor of the peet and smoke. the aftertaste was both scottish ale and a weak attempt at a sour. possibly oxidized?? i’ve had occasional bottles of Sacsquatch & Kilt Lifter’s that had a similar aspect as well-but never on tap."

2.7
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 09/23/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville

clear blood red, frothy tan head, nice sweet carmel malt aroma blended with earthy hops, light body, good carmel malt flavor and nice earthy hops and smoke to balance but lacking the depth that you can’t get and be within the 6% limit, disappointing, touch of sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
SudsMcDuff (8462) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
... and i was going to buy that ivory back scratcher .. thanks for the bottle Mr Lou K .. . Pours a dark prune, low foam .. . as i poured noticed quite a lot of sediment, so i just through back the last 1-2 inches of liquid .. . light cola, sweet malts, molasses, and dimoxinil .. . delicious playful sweetness with a slight brown tartness, good stuff.. . why don’t you just call the pharmacy??
because i don’t have a 1000 bucks!!!

2.7
chriso (7583) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2011
On tap (I think) at the Preservation Pub (I think - notes a bit of a mess), Knoxville on 9 July 2006. Have to say this didn’t make too much of an impression on me. Unsurprisingly, sweet fruity malt and caramel dominate. Mouthfeel is mellow, tending towards soft, and quite thin. Not much hop in evidence. OK but unremarkable. Not a style I’m too keen on anyway.

3.3
Suttree (6466) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Dark brown, with thin tan head. Huge malty, bready, veggie aroma. Very smooth, rich palate. Hints of coffee in an earthy, smoky finish. Not bad. Sampled at the 2005 Music Ciry Brewer’s Fest.

3.6
decaturstevo (6339) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2006
On tap at Barley Knoxville. A dark brown/amber pour. A taste of roasted malt and a slight warmness. A sweetness in the taste with a wisp of bitter. Good carbonation and palate. Maybe I enjoyed this beer because it was my first of the day, but I enjoyed it and was surprised at the difference in my rating and the score. What the hell I liked it.


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