j12601 (13098) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2017 daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a softly hazed amber with a thin white head. Big floral malt, a touch of sweetness. Hints of fruit. Medium bodied, a bit thicker than that really, malt. Slow malt and long fruit. Malty and softly sweet into the finish.
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Very nice scotch ale. Malty with balance, alcohol not noticeable. Nutty flavours dominate. chinchill (5312) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Maltopia wee heavy. 9%
just purchased, nearly 2 year old bottle
Cloudy copper- brown body topped by a semi-durable foamy head.
Smells sweet, boozy, and a little off.
Likewise for flavor which seems to confirm an assessment of at least. starting to go bad. Rated with a slight tolerance (boost) for age.
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle. Murky deep amber pour with a smaller head. Some peat, caramel, dark fruit. Mild alcohol burn. Not bad. PorterPounder (8275) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Ft Lauderdale, Fl. - Total Wines - 12 oz bottle. Deep, dark brown pour, quickly fading khaki colored head, Aroma has some peat, cherry, some nuttiness. Delectable flavor with some nice toffee accents, a hint of chocolate, some earthy peat notes in the back end. Thick, smooth mouthfeel. Will keep my eye out for this brewer when I head to San Jose next week.
beer_rookie (660) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Pours cloudy red color. Light cream colored head. Pretty decent lacing.spacecube (1762) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Aroma is wow. There’s a lot going on here. I smell raisins, figs, prunes. It’s sweet smelling. While the smell is very nice, it’s sweet, I don’t smell a lot of malt in this, although I think I’m supposed to.
Taste is sweet, and hoppy tart. It’s a little strange. I can taste the alcohol in it. The taste isn’t bad, but it’s not quite right. The nose and the taste don’t quite match up.
Mouthfeel is medium to full. While the taste is sweet, the finish is bitter. It’s not so drinkable.
Overall it’s okay. Yeah, it’s malty, but it’s way too sweet to really enjoy it. I don’t think I would try it again.
350ml bottle, pours dark brown with a small off white head. Aromas are mainly malts, caramel, toffee, roast, with apple and butterscotch, blackberry and redcurrant. Was shaping up to be good but the roastiness takes over the palate and ends with a long roasty, bitter finish, that is not quite working for me. Medium bodied, oily texture, medium sweet, heavy bitter finish. miyauchi38 (1117) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2015
飲みやすくて& kaser (6382) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Dark orange almost brown color. Scotch and Carmel. Not bad Had this poured in small glass from draft at the American Beer Classic 2015. madmitch76 (25537) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
11th March 2015
Lighly hazy amber - red beer, small cream colour head. Palate is smooth and a little airy, modest fine carbonation. Smooth and semi sweet malts, mild caramel and soft malt cream. A trace of well integrated apple sits under mellow Port Wine and ripe orange. Finishes with a little alcohol spice, really not too much. Flavoursome and drinkable.