Travlr (25854) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Cask. Dark chestnut, small but thick head. Subtle aroma, maybe caramel. Taste has moderate spice, maybe cinnamon and allspice. GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Mad Fox. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, malt. Medium body with a dry finish. JoeinDahlem (1597) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2010
Cask at the pub. Ruby-brown, fruity, malty beauty with a firm enough bitterness to balance and aid drinkability. Punchy, fruity taste with a clen bitterness. Caramel and plum in the aroma. Tasty and smooth. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Light bready notes, mild woody character, subtle roasted malt. Dark coppery brown clear with no head. Medium body with cask carbonation. Starts smooth and medium sweet with nice roasted character, sweet caramel and dry hop bitterness. No off flavors. Smooth nutty sweet finish. radagast83 (8315) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2010
From sampler. Poured a dark ruby color with a small head. Aroma is malty, with a good dried fruit character. Nice bitterness accentuated the beer enough to make this a pretty mild brew. This a pretty decent brew.
jefcon (1933) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Cask. Copper pour and a light sheen. Hay, orange citrus and nutty aromas. Light, quenching palate, yet substantial enough in the malt finish to complete the beer. A nice, lower-alcohol scottish ale, which is to me a good accomplishment, as it retains the clean palate and weight of the style without using so much sugar. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a caramel color with a light tan head and a bit of lacing. The nose brings some dark fruits as well as light molasses, toffee, a bit of caramel, and a light nutty character. The taste is a bit dry but focuses a bit more on some lighter brown sugar and a bit of dry, bready caramel malt. Slight hints of darker fruits. Mouthfeel is a bit light, bordering on medium with good carbonation. Low abv and drinks quite well.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-16-2010 Iphonephan (7194) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Oakes version. Pours slmost clear dark brown with a feint off white head. Mild toffee aroma. Vanilla and caramel. Clean finish. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC.
Opaque, deep mahogany with small khaki head and fair lacing.
Aroma of molasses, dark malt, toffee and musty cigar.
Taste of molasses, dark malt, toffee and dark fruit.
Full body and medium/high carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Draft at the source.
Copper / amber body with a thin, tan collar. Caramel malt, nutty, earthy. Light in body, mild sweetness. Solid.