Ibrew2or3 (8913) - 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. batneil (799) - - JAN 20, 2012
Very nice beer; potent, and reminiscent of the Belgian styles. Dark coloured and slightly syrupy. Served at Tied House Mountain View, not sure if it was from bottle or tap. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2010 bottle. I’m not sure what a fresh bottle offers, but this one was lighter, malt-wise than what I hoped and also much more crisp than anticipated. That being said, this was a very drinkable and tasty beer, especially after the aging. I imagine that’s not the case with a new bottle, but that’s only a guess. Pretty good beer.
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Dark amber small head. Sweet molasses at the start with a dry end with a little alcohol that comes through. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
I love the experimental brews that this place is making. A big malty brew that has a ton of flavor but can be a bit hard on the palate.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #23. Dark amber pour with a small head. Pleasant aroma, dark fruit, a little cherry and caramel malt. Flavor is a little off, almost a hint of vinegar, but not quite there yet, grape or cherry skins as well. (1883) Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
started off kind of promising, but where’s the smoke i was hearing about? really is a malt bomb, but the malt is more akin to that of newcastle than anything else in my opinion. seemed like newcastle x2 to me....not a compliment. 9& abv was well hidden and allowed a decent mouthfeel, but the whole thing tasted a little dirty to me. who knows how old the bottle was. no hops at all. price was decent but the beer wasnt. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
22 oz. bottle from BevMo (Tucson) - Pours a clear light brown color with a half finger thick light tan head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malt. Flavor is sweet toasted malt and some dark esters. Medium body. A decent beer. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Sampled on 5/28/2011. This scotch ale pours a dark reddish amber color from a 22oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied Scotch ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, there is a touch of tartness/sourness that I an assuming is NOT supposed to be there. The hops are earthy and herbal. Decent to mild carbonation. I am going to assume that this beer is somewhat less than normal. It has a whole lot of malt sweetness and the tartness/sourness and there is something else going on here. It does not taste like a scotch ale. Its kind of interesting, but I am assuming not what the brewer intended. At least this bottle opened without shattering and cutting me, like the wheatopia botlle did early this evening. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet and tart.
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Nose of caramel, toffee, toast, green apples, and subtle hints of smoke. Pours brownish amber, thin head. The flavor has notes of caramel and toffee up front followed by green apple, light acididty, and a subtle hint of peat in the finish. Somewhat thin body for style. Kind of musty earthy yeast characteristic that i got in the wheat beer too. Interesting house yeast. Not bad though.