michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Complex aroma of malt, scotch, light peat, toffee, slight smoke, brown sugar, molasses, toasted caramel, and the slightest hint of alcohol. Poured deep orange/brown in color with a large, loose, brown head that disappeared quickly. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, smoke, light peat, scotch, light smoked meat, and a hint of molasses. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, smoke, peat, scotch finish is medium sweet and dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of buttery notes, barley, and candied malts. Taste of buttery notes, candied malt, tangy hops, earth and grains. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Pours deep amber with quickly disappearing head. Nice sweet scotch style. Some raisin and cherry as well as some burnt sugar. Pleasant.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 30, 2012
2012 bottle. plum red no head. tarry, dark, molasses, prunes nose. medium body with high carbonation. intense peaty flavor with wet tobacco, prunes, nuts. robust, big, scotch ale. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Rating #27. Beautiful dark brown with red highlights and a tan head. Rich caramel and malt aroma, light raisin. Nice malty flavor as well, sweet dark fruits and a little booze, real nice stuff. (2271)
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle pours dark brown/ruby with brief tan head. Aroma peat and malts. Taste sweet caramel malts with peat and light smoke. Palate thick and slightly syrupy but it worked well. Finish prolonged mild peat. Alcohol slightly apparent. FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Nice scotch ale, good balance of malt and peat.
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark brown color with red highlights and a medium sized foamy tan head that faded and left no lacing. The aroma was cherry, plum, sugar and prominent alcohol. The flavor was tangy and boozy with ripe dark fruits, sugar, more booze, banana, molasses and sherry. The finish was long tangy dark fruits and alcohol. Medium body. Exceptionally boozy but somehow with this one it worked. Interesting. GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Caramel pour with a tan head that went away quickly. Aroma is smoked malt, dark fruits as is how it tsted. A nice balanced beer with no real dominance. Nice aftertaste. Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Served in small snifter. Pours a ruby/brown color with no head. Aroma is peat, light chocolate, light coffee, and toffee. Taste is toffee, light chocolate, light coffee roasts. BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle. Terrific brew! Pours a clear deep reddish-amber with a smaller white head - beautiful color. Nose is dark cherry, peat, and a touch of malt. Moderate palate. Very nice flavor profile that is rich dark fruit (cherry, raisin), smokey peat, earthy malts - complex yet smooth and easy drinking. Winner - this is great.