bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
(Draught) Pours a clear deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted grain, and peat. Flavor of roasted malt, peat, caramel, toffee, nuts, and subtle toasted coconut. crossovert (12614) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Slight smoke. Definitely sweet and malty. The hops didn’t add much. A mixed up beer, deyholla (11480) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2011
On tap at the Oshkosh location. Pours a clear rusty amber with a creamy tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. aroma has notes of sweet bread and sweet grains backed by some caramel. Flavor is sweet with grains, bread and cookies but is a bit thin. DocLock (10647) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2004
Pours deep amber/burgundy. Aroma of malt, cognac, and toffee. Finishes malty with hops and smoky sweetness. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2006
On tap at F.R. Appleton. Poured deep amber with a cap of off-white head. Sweet caramel, toffee, berries, and a hint of peat in the nose. Toasty caramel was smooth across the middle with some alcohol feel on the roof and toffee + peat at the finish. Medium-bodied with a rather long-lasting sweet and smoky finish. Very good for the style and the best brew of the night.
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 13, 2005
Light chestnut color with a smaller off white head. Heavy caramel aromas with a nice backdrop of darker malts with light pine tree hops and some peat. Mild caramel and vanilla flavors. Dry peat in the linger make one think about chewing on a piece of wood, but otherwise quite good. nuplastikk (6204) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Tap at Osh Kosh. Filtered amber-brown. Thin oily head. Not that impressive of an offering, sort of a dirty, off-version of a weak Scottish Ale. Watery tobacco toffee, caramel. Some peat, maybe just soapy. OK at best...no hop tones. Skyview (5907) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2007
On draught at both brewpub/brewery locations (Appleton and Oshkosh).badgerben (5107) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Rating base on Oshkosh version - pours a clear dark coppery amber brew with a thick/creamy off-white head that has excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, a touch of peat, flowery hops and a touch of earthy herbs. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with a slight metallic texture of caramel malt and peat. Finish has a mild bitterness with a powdery caramel malt aftertaste. The Appleton version pours a dark coppery amber brew with a thick and creamy off-white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel malt, some flowery hops and a touch of honey. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with more of a butterscotch flavor than sweet caramel malt. Finish has a semi-sweet butterscotch flavor. The two locations versions are quite different from each other.
Dark red color with a thin head. Coffeeish aroma with a bit of plum at the end. Apple as well? Grape and jam taste with a moderate malt base. The alcohol comes out towards the finish. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Draft sample, July 03. Medium red, clear, no head; light butterscotch/earthy aroma, not much goin on so I was pleasantly surprised by the powerful brown sugar/anise sweet spicy flavors. Ending is a bit thin, alas my hopes were rising for this one! Still, not a bad choice if passing through Oshkosh.