mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Draft at the Arundal Mills location. No head as usual. Medimu brown color with toffee and caramel notes. Body was thinner than normal. Nice chocolate in the taste. Some peat as well., Very smooth with little to no bitterness. NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Aroma is sweet but very subtle - almost nonexistant. Color is clear brown with no head. Taste is whiskey-like with peat, caramel, smoke, wood, and a touch of alcohol. Finish is smooth and short with little hop flavor or bitterness. Low carbonation, but mouthfeel is a bit thin. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
Aroma was subltly smookey with lots of carmel in the backround. Very rich aroma. tawny color and quite transparent, with a head that lingers on the middle of the top. flavor was very good, smookey, carmally, with a touch of rumminess from the alcohol. medium palate. good, but couldn’t drink more than one at a sitting NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2007
The aroma was caramel with a nutty note and a bit of a winey presence and some alcohol. The beer arrive crystal clear medium amber with a long lasting tannish head. The flavor was lightly smoky coupled with caramel sweetness. No appreciable hop bittering nor flavor was notable. The flavor was nutty and lightly toasty. The finish was dry with lasting light impressions of smoke into the aftertaste. The beer exhibited some alcohol as it warmed and was quite creamy on the palate. A decent Scotch ale, but not a favorite. dlovell2 (2381) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Malty aroma. Amber color, foamy head.
Sweet malty taste with a alcohol burn at end.
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Draft at Arundel Mills. Pours a deep copper brown with a dissipating head. Medium bodied but with a distracting carbonated texture. Aroma of nutty malts and pancake syrup. Flavor of rich caramel, nuts, chocolate malts, and dry peat with a very tame amount of sweetness ( I would prefer more). However, the carbonation is really fighting with my ability to detect the complexities in the malt profile. The finish has some type a flavor or phenol that reminds be of a belgian. Weird. I did not pick up much smoked malt. Not terrible by any mean, but this is probably my least favorite of the Duclaw beers. Sorry Jim! kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Draft, Bowie. Pours a clear, dark amber-red color; tannish head that quickly disappears. Poured very cold; aroma shows light, one-dimensional maltiness; dried fruits and sugar. Relaxed carbonation. Medium-to-full, chewy mouthfeel: dense caramel and toffee, very drinkable, with a pleasant earthy/citrus note balancing things out; pleasant, chewy scotch ale; medium, dried fruit and candy sugar finish. There’s a metallic note throughout this that fades as it warms. biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Tap @ Bowie. Nice amber color with a smallish head. Aroma is caramel, earthy notes and some smokiness. Flavor is made up mostly of the caramel malts, some smokey qualities and some fruits. Fairly well balanced with a medium mouthfeel. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2006
ABC 06. Pours a nice deep amber slight haze and a thin lasting head. Aroma is thcik sharp caramel malts, ligth smoke, earthy, and tobacco. Sweet caramel malts upfront with dark dried fruits, toasted and chcolate malts, and dries out towards the end with a smokey finish. Good solid mouthfeel and well rounded. Good Scotch ale. themadmumis (347) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Whoa! Way too much sweetness going on here. Tone it down and you might have something. Can’t get over sweetness and bitterness of this brew. Too much. Had it during the sampler and saved it for last. Finished it the first time, couldn’t do it the second time. Maybe the next batch will tone it down some.