Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep tea like color with no real head to speak of. The nose has a lot of fruitiness to it, primarily apple, with a little bit of caramel. The flavor is sweet yet it’s a little astringent on the palate. There is a good bit of apple, toasted bread, and a slight earthy bitterness. For some reason this one tastes a little fake to me. Full bodied with average carbonation. I have to say, I would pass on this one. Handypaul (553) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 20, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours clear, dark brown with a 2-finger light brown head that disappears too quickly leaving no lacing. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and smoky burnt molasses. Palate is full body, oily/thick feel, soft carbonation and a long bittersweet sticky finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Quite a good brew! Thisis12ptfont (1192) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Unique smoked BBQ and milk aroma. Very dark blackish magenta with nice lacing. Interesting flavors of amber malt, cinnamon, herbs and yeast. Alcohol is well masked. Some unique flavors I am unable to pinpoint are here. Overall, this is a nice change of pace. Very unique flavors. sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Very malty flavors with apparent alcohol. Initial taste is sweet but then mellows into a smoky malt flavor with a lingering sweetness. Pretty good overall. Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle. Who would have expected this kind of malty goodness to come from the makers of beer that tastes like Fruit Loops? Thinking about giving their other small-run beers a shot.
onceblind (9686) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Clear dark woodsy amber with a small foamy white head. Nose was peaty and darkly sweet with a bit of char and raisin. Flavor was a little boozy and woodsy, a little, with some gentle earthy peat and dark earthy sweetness. A touch of raisin too. Not shabby. nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2013
Tap at Dexters. Filtered looking burgundy-brown. Pretty smooth malt tones. Sweet toffee, raisin, nuts. Deep amber alcohol soaked woody malt. Relatively easy drinking, alcohol hidden well, incorporated at least. Solid, but I had higher hopes. jimhilt (2610) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Nice clear ruby color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Dark fruit and caramel nose, flavor is dark fruit and caramel, hints of the higher ABV. Decent scotch ale. $3.29 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA. Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel, molasses), with notes of brown sugar, honey, orange peel, vanilla, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
"Layer upon layer of sugars" would be more accurate. A big, dumb, syrupy sweet boozer. The guys at The Bruery would LOVE this stuff. burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - APR 23, 2013
12 ounce bottle poured a dark amber color with aromas of toffee, caramel, and some light peat. flavors are the same, malty toffee backbone with some soft smoke on the back end, nice beer overall.