solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Pretty good for style. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Some musk and oak. Light mash malt. Some sweetness in finish. Tap at Giant. kidobutai (682) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Ahhhhh. I have come to really enjoy a good Scotch ale, and this falls squarely in that category (and at a reasonable price). Poured from a bottle, great color and lacing. Not overwhelmingly syrupy, good caramel notes jgb9348 (6187) - 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. HellesBunny666 (243) - Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Caramel and brow sugar aromas. Sweet. Malty. Lighter body. Caramel, vanilla, slightly woodsy, sweet, smooth. hopscotch (11043) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and new penny-copper with a small, white head. The aroma presents caramel and traditional tea-flavoring roots. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is sweet and rich, boasting tons of caramel and toffee. Short, crisp, moderately sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94!
guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 20, 2014
Clear, strong tea appearance with a small beige head and decent lacing. Earthy aroma of caramel, smoke and ripe fruit. Flavors are sweet malt, brown bread and dark fruit. Unassuming spicy hop presence. A hint of wood in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, modestly carbonated mouthfeel. Finish is cleaner than many Scotch ales Maverick34 (3206) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Deep scarlet brown pour from bottle. White head. Malty nose. Bread, caramel, malt light smoke. JStax (6346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle pour into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear ruby with a beige head. The aroma is wood, vanilla, caramel, coffee. Taste is pretty sweet. Big body and moderate carbonation. Eberndt (235) - - OCT 25, 2014
Sweet and malty flavor with a bit of a wood and licorice in the finish. Pours a dark red color. c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish amber with a small tan head. The nose is malt, caramel, and sweet cherry. Tastes of caramel malt, butterscotch, plum, and chocolate covered cherries. A little boozy but comes through creamy on the palate with nice carbonation. A hint of bitter balances well with the dark fruit and sweeter tones. Excellent and different wee heavy!