ChainGangGuy (4897) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with an off-white head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma with an expressive malty character and a fair amount of peatiness.
Taste: Starts sweet with a bready, earthy dark caramel flavor. A subtle peat taste perks up midway and remains into the aftertaste. There are some hops in there, but they remain light and only provide a hint of bitterness. There’s simply no denying it, this beer finishes sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight stickiness.
Drinkability: An enjoyable Scottish Ale. Yeah, I could go for another one right NOw, in fact. The only thing that marred the drinking experience was being stung by a bee! SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 24, 2013
bottle. clear amber/brown with no head. lots of nutty caramel aromas. pleasant maltiness with a light body. flavorful and sessionable. hints of that signature earthy smokiness in this 80+ schilling. one the better beers from depot street. decaturstevo (6253) - 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. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Brown orange pour with an almost orange tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel, won’t let on to the smoke. The taste is awesome smoky, campfire, ash, caramel malt body. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2006 Re-rate... my previous rating from 7 Nov 2005 was 6/3/6/3/12... It’s been almost a year since I’ve had this, and this is obviously a different, and better, batch. Pours brilliant red with dense khaki head. The aroma is berries, smoke, some caramel and chocolate, and bagels. The flavor has a lot of cherries, toast, and faint caramel, with a somewhat smoky finish and a level malty aftertaste. There is some ambient tang from the hops, and chocolate becomes more noticeable farther down the glass. I enjoyed this much more on this go-around. I’m bumping it up a few points.
fluffy (2472) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2008
sunset red color with a thin head. flavors are hearty and tangy, so caramelized maltiness with some yeasty mild aftertaste. better than some scottish ales ive had. nearbeer (5461) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2011
12 0z. Chocolate with some red tints and a ring of bubbles. Nose is chocolate, caramel and earthy char. Flavor is sourish chocolate, earthy leaf, char and light cherry. Medium body is tingly, lightly carbonated and well-balanced for the style. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured ruby with a tan head that settles to a ring and left light lace. Aromas of toasted malts, musty, and hints of smoke and earthiness. The flavor found smoke and toasted malts. Light body and slightly tart. SudsMcDuff (8438) - .....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?? Suttree (6415) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
because i don’t have a 1000 bucks!!!
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.