obguthr (6433) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Barley nose with caramel highlights, hints of peat and cranberries. Crystal clear copper, thick yellow head, fair retention. Peat and elderberry flavor, evident, but not in your face. Dried leaves are ever present. Boozy, but light to medium body. Wonderful choice for an autumn beer jgb9348 (6324) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Rich deep caramel coloured body with a rich, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, toffee, caramel, nuts, earth and some light metal. Full-bodied; Strong very earthy malt flavours throughout with a lot of sweetness from nuts and caramel, but a ton of alcohol and malt presence and body. Aftertaste shows a touch of raisin, some grapes and figs, but the alcohol depth and hint of metal shows through. Overall, a rather pungent scotch with a very nice and full body, but perhaps showing a bit too much without regard for mellowness. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Trader Joe’s in Washington (West End), D.C. on 24-October-2014 for US$1,67 sampled at home in Washington on 01-December-2014. TheBeerGod (6233) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Glen Allen. Mahogany pour with a short tan head. Aroma is chocolate, toasted malt, caramel and soft smoke. Taste is smoky malt, caramel, chocolate and sweet malt. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation and is slightly chewy. Ends with more caramel, smoky malt, light chocolate and soft cocoa. sonnycheeba (6126) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Growler pour. Pours clear ruby/brown with thin, fizzy beige head; shirt retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, figs, dates, light grassy hops, and some sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle from Beer and Wine. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is malty, alcy, spicy. Taste is malts, caramel, strong ale and nice and sweet in the syrupy finish. Good stuff.
snoworsummer (5746) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
With Tim. Brought back in a growler from the brewery. Sweet, malty, and good. Delicious even when uncarbonated. nearbeer (5461) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Half growler. Deep copper-brown and clear. Thin film of creamy bubbles on top. Nose is earthy toffee with hints of coffee and ash. Tastes of rich dark toffee, smoldering hay, peppery green herb and a touch of over-ripe apple. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a nice balance. Not a stickler for style categories, but this really seems to have quite a bit of peat-smoked malt, so I’m guessing it should be a "Scottish" and not a "Scotch" as currently listed. stevoj (5275) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Giant. Easy going and smooth Scottish ale Medium brown, mostly opaque, minimal head. Robust arose , nutty, roast grains. very earthy. Taste continues with some sweetness, not out of place, nice bite. well rounded Scottish. tasty. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at Rustico during the Devil’s Backbone NoVA launch. Served in a taster glass.
Pours a decently-dark brown color with a good tan head. Spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some sweet caramel, and a bit of bread and toffee. Mild sweetness to the flavor and just a hint of fruit in the background. Body is medium. Good finish. ads135 (4727) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2015
A very decent Wee Heavy. Reddish brown appearance with a nice thick head. Sweet and slightly piney aroma and a great thick flavor of molasses, bread, and fruit.