FlyingPenguin (7) - SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, USA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Bottle. Pours transparent amber color, very little tan head, dissipates quickly, no lacing. Aroma is malt and caramel dominated with a little raisin. Taste is sweet, with molasses and caramel malt . Medium body. Didn’t notice the presence of alcohol surprising for 9% bytemesis (8244) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at tasting. Pours clear brandy amber, small beige head, dissipates quickly, little lacing. Aroma is caramel dominated with perhaps a bit of raisin. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet, light metallic finish. Medium body. Nothing bad, nothing special. I will say that the ABV was well masked! CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a very deep red with a small but resilient head. Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2012
The aroma is sweet and malty with a lightly toasty character and a little bit of rich toffee.
The flavor is malty in a lightly toasty/not overly sweet kind of way. The beer is lightly fruity, not there’s just not a lot going on here. It’s just sort of a strong, lightly boozy, malt forward ale. Nothing about it is standout, nothing about it is offensive.
12oz. bottle. Malty, gently sweet, nutty aroma, some faint toffee and dried fruit in the background. Dark amber in color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor profile is malty, lightly toasty, some dark brown sugar and faint raisin towards the finish, virtually no detectable hop bitterness, but alcohol is extremely well hidden as well. Low in effervescence and smooth on the palate, body is medium-full. Not the most flavorful example of the style I have had, but very easy to drink. wlajwl (6749) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Aroma is heavy raisins, mildly nutty malts and fruit. The flavor is raisins, medium sweetness and a malty finish. Reminded me of a Scottish Ale with more alcohol, in between Scottish and Scotch ales.
jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma was of caramel and some maltiness. The taste was heavy on the malts with hints of scotch. A very good Scotch Ale and easy to drink. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - SEP 6, 2012
I wasnt impressed with this one. Pours a dark amber with no head. Almost a prune aroma and a caramel prune taste. This was definitely a let down. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Brilliant red sunset color with beige foam. Fig, date, dark raison, nutty aromas. Smooth medium body. Rich, lightly sweet n spicy dark raison, date, earthy molasses flavors with a mild, nutty dark bread--very tasty. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Brown pour, tan head. Aroma is straight up raisins and a bad pinot noir wine. Flavor is much the same. Must be infected or else the brewers made a grave mistake bottling this. Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours sort of brown plum juice with virtually no head. The aroma offers up prunes and caramel and cut by a sour red wine note. The taste is similar with prunes, dates and caramel mixing with red wine like sourness and drying tartness. Seems a bit off.