Brigadier (3665) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
!2 oz bottle
tarc (47) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Coupled with the main course was this release. After a few starters it was hard to get through this one. Despite taking it easy a beer this heavy can sink in the stomach. I would love to try it again on its own and on a fairly empty stomach to fully appreciate it. This is a solid beer instead of just one with a earcatching name.
Aroma / Appearance - The deep ruby red body swirled around the glass leaving a slight layer of film along the sides. Black cherries, peat, wet earth and dark malts formed a thick grouping that almost choked the senses. While not the richest beer I could have spent plenty of time admiring it.
Flavor / Palate - A slight bitterness washes along with warmth and chocolately tones. Peat and earth come next. The dry finish leaves one refreshed and full. A little heavy for a warm day this might be nice on a cool fall evening.
Mild hop and malt aroma. Clean dark brown with a slight red tint. Very little tan head. A very good Scothch ale with just a tad more hop than I prefer. WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thin mocha-colored head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with scents of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt, and a bit of wood and smoke. Taste is medium-bodied, with initial flavors of caramel and roasted malt giving way to a long, sweet finish of molasses, syrupy hops, and warming alcohol. A solid scotch ale -- strong in flavor, but not overwhelming. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2008
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. nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Bottle. Hazy caramel color with a tan head. Toffee and caramel nose, toast, alcohol as it warms. Roasty malt flavor, brown sugar, tiny bit of smoke and chocolate. Light bitter hops. Slightly metallic finish. Easy drinking for ABV.
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Bottle acquired through Sparky27...ERIC, you da man!!! Butterscotch candy color with a nice 1/2 inch pale yellow head. Smell is quite sweet and sugary. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and even a touch of hops. Flavor is roasted malt and all of the flavors that accompany it...the mild citrus bite is evident in the finish. Syrupy and good...great on pancakes and waffles!!! DWestrick (732) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2008
bottle. a nice tasting ale. great flavor and some kick - rudy/amber color with a smooth finish demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2008
Cloudy reddish amber with little to no head. The nose is all malty, smoky and sweet with just a hint of hops. A lot of flavor going on. Sweet toffee, smoke, nuts, bitter chocolate and caramel. Nice hop bitterness on the finish. Covers the entire mouth and the finish stays with you. Nice beer. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours a ruby brown body with a tan head. Big malty beer sweet with caramel malt and raisins. Some etoh warming, with a nice smokiness. Lightly hopped and sweet the whole way. mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 Cloudy copper/amber color with a medium tan head. Sweet malty aroma, a nice rich and roasted taste with a hint of caramel and a trace of chocolate in the finish. A nice representation of the style.