caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Pours medium red-brown with a quick light brown head. Nose is strong and a mix of sugar, herbs, wood, and good ol’ funkiness....and a little hops. Flavor hits with alcohol and oak hard on the front, without much of a change as it tapers off. Some peatiness is left after the swallow, but there’s no stickiness or bitterness. Very smooth for a Scotch but it doesn’t have the depth I expected. skibumma70 (31) - USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is surprisingly FANTASTIC!
Aroma is of sweet burnt caramel with a hint of toffee.
Appearance is a reddish/tan color, with a creamy tan thick head that makes me want to guzzle this beer.
The taste is absolutely delicious and has a butterscotch caramel coffee taste that is smooth as he** for a scotch ale.
Overall, it’s great.. It is a thick, syruppy, caramel, sweet beer that is pleasing to drink. I didn’t think I would like this big beer, because I am normally not a fan of strong big ales.. But this is really good. A must try.. finol (3524) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Pours redbrown with a yellow head when given a whirl.
Buttery aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with a taste of butter scotch and some hops. benpickens (544) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Dark brown light tan; peat aromas; hopped up palate for a scotch ale; nice. hirigalzkar (3294) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011
Bottle. Pours beautifully red-brown with a small golden head. The aroma is too buttery to be really enjoyable. Taste is sweet of toffee and has got a warming finish. Smooth.
574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Now this is one hell of a nice beer. Just sitting there it has this kind of dark stained wood appearance, but then you hold it up to the light and it magically transforms into this beautiful crimson. It has a quickly settling mocha head that leaves little smiley faces for lacing. Aroma is caramel and bread with hints of dark fruit. Taste is very sweet, yet there’s a bitter hop element back there keeping it together. Palate is full and rich with a wonderful finish. Just what these old creaky bones needed. burg326 (5630) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Poured a dark red/amber color with a nice maly, chocolate, boozy aroma that blends well when you drink it. Each sip left me wanting more. fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
A dark reddish brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is very malty with hints of chocolate, pine, and butterscotch. The flavor is equally malty, with a strong smokiness, earthiness, and a growing bitterness in the finish. The alcohol is a bit pronounced and it is overall just okay, but scotch ales have never really been my thing. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - AUG 5, 2011
5 Aug 2011, bottle. nose is cerealy malt, raisiny alcohol but not a big nose. med body, slightly fizzy, a little watery consistency. taste is much bolder than aroma. rye bread, raisins, alcohol. bigger than most scottish ales but very nice. uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2011
12oz bottle - Dark brown ruby red pour. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and cherries. Full body beer. Tastes hoppy and sugary. Warms you up pretty good. Wonderful beer. You can taste the booze pretty well, but thats not a bad thing. Everything seems to blend well. This beer is perfect for sitting in your basement while your wife cooks dinner.