J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Holy foam-over, Batman!! This thing burst from the bottle when I opened it and foamed up like crazy when I poured it. Sometimes that's a bad sign, but not in this case. Deep, dark brown body with a (wait for it) *very* foamy tan head. Loads of cocoa, molasses and brown sugar in the aroma. More molasses and dark brown sugar in the taste with a bit of dark roast coffee and toasted wood. A bit of smoky wood peaks out after this but not in a campfire way. Some more cocoa powder and a little root beer come later. Finishes with a milk and dark chocolate flavor and a creamy body. Excellent Scotch ale! sebsky (340) - ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2017 Can,one pint (American,so no proper one). No code date. tommann (3977) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2017
Dark brown,beige head,no lacing.
Aroma - chocolate,caramel,nuts.
Taste - sweet,chocolate,malt,traces of smoke.
473ml can. Pours very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and molasses. Taste has toffee and caramel. Some cola. A bit one sided. Fatehunter (2624) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body. Aroma is rich caramel, bread and toffee. Taste is deep caramel, a little lemon and brown sugar. Texture is thicker. badhack (571) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2016
Tastes like rich chocolate, dark chocolate, smoke and all are present through a long, smooth finish. Very strong nutty/roasted nut flavor. There is some sweetness, more fruity than sugary. I like the flavor profile quite a bit. Herbal bitter hops to balance, maybe stronger than I would have liked. This reminds me more of an imperial stout than a scotch ale. Dark brown/red, clear, tan head that dissipates. Moderate to thin palate.
dwyerpg (6454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 6, 2016
A solid scotch ale. Some thickness and sweetness but a good balance. Not really my style but nice nonetheless. olio (10601) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
65 cl bottle (no label on the bottle). rosenbergh (11871) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Nutty aroma, malty, some grain, faint smoky notes and wood. Flavor is also malty with caramel and sugary sweetness, grain, bread and subtle chocolaty notes. A bit high carbonation, decent.
22 oz bottle. Courtesy of olio.
Dark red brown color with a small tan head.
Malt, sweetness, nuts, wood, marmalade and sugar in the aroma.
Sweetness, nuts, malt, some sugary notes and mild coffee in the aroma.
Fizzy. Quite nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone robertjm (896) - Albany, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
(22oz. bottle) - Big rocky off-white head, which collapses. Dark reddish body when held up to a light. Malty aroma. Flavors of grain and a bit of light brown sugar. A tad of bitterness on the tail end for balance. Very nice job! Jyrsa (972) - - MAR 19, 2016
Pours brown with hints of red and a small white head. A complex nose malt, dust and peat. Peat with smoke and just a hint of coffee. Smooth with medium body. Sweet and just a bit salty. Very nice.