Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle: Pour is dark brown with amber highlights - very modest off white head that retains fairly poorly, really. Nice sweet toffee, peat aroma on the nose. Unfortunately I keep thinking to myself ; why can’t this be backwoods bastard. (long gone from the shelves) - But let me continue; Medium bodied, fairly sweet - flavors are toffee and caramel malts, a hint of peat, a touch roastiness, finishing with a creamy feel in spite of the hop bitterness. It’s really an excellent beer. Unfortunately - it’s second tier. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2010
12oz bottle. This is a nice style. Pours a deep copper color with a thin light tan head. Has a sweet malt aroma. Flavor is malty sweet with the bitterness to back it. A liitle dry but smooth. A medium to full body beer. A good beer. TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Pours a dark cloudy amber. Aroma of thick molasses and malt. Taste is medium bodied with complex malt and molasses. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2010
It’s dark, red amber with a creamy, golden head and the aroma has loads of malt, caramel, light candy-sugar, licorice and fruits. The flavour is sweet with heavily malted notes of caramel, candy-sugar, licorice, alcohol and fruit, and the finish is dry with a light bitterness. Steeeve (327) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Dark, viscous looking reddish brown pour with a thin cappuccino head. Loads of sweet malt aroma. Chocolate, caramel. It’s faint, but I think I’m getting just a trace of hops. Hits your mouth almost like an imperial stout. Full body coats your mouth with roasted malt flavor. The vague smoky profile becomes a little more evident after a few sips. Nice bitter finish that stays for about 10 seconds.
ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a hazy, deep mahogany brown body with a creamy, medium off-white head. Aroma is smooth, deep toffee and caramel, with some vanilla and hints of chocolate and berries in the back. Taste is as smooth as the mouthfeel; a pure toffee pleasure trip gently streaming down my throat. This is good. A regular malt-fest going on here; some toffee, some sweet caramel appearing mid-palate and some roastiness towards the end. Very pleasant drinking, and though the alcohol is warming it is still very well integrated. A pleasure to drink, and the excellently crafted, creamy mouthfeel makes for EITHER a sipper or a faster-drinking beer. This is one dirty bastard ye jees gottu luv! :-D spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Notes from Wednesday, September 15 2010
Ar: Caramel, dried fruit, malt.
Ap: Pours a deep brown-red with a 1/2" light cinnamon head that fades quickly and leaves little lace.
F: Very complex up front - dried figs, smoke, and a bit of chocolate. It finishes with a bourbon-like bite. However, I find the sweetness to be a bit cloying, even with the hop bitterness on the finish.
P: Thick, chewy body with semi-high carbonation.
O: Not a style I have that often, but this is quite good. bobman006 (339) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle. Golden brown with white head. Aromas of peat, toffee, leather, tobacco. Flavors of toffee, toast, tobacco, roasted nuts, butterscotch. Malty but slightly bitter and attenuated finish. Medium body with creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Bottle Pours a dark auburn with a medium light tan head that fades. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, Great soft, frothy mouthfeel. Taste is buttery, malty, and sweet. Finish becomes bitter,Has almost a butter toffee lingering taste. Very nice example of the style. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Thanks to Tony from OTH for the share. Pours deep amber-brown with a white head. Nose is malt, maple, sweetness, slight raisin, and brown sugar. Flavor is similar with maple, dark malt, and a clean finish. Very enjoyable scotch ale.