Bulk_Carrier (5043) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into an English pint glass, the appearance was a semi-burnt orange to red to brown color with a thin layer of white foaminess. Quickly dissipates. No lacing.
The aroma centers around caramel, toffee and nutty malts. Grassy and earthy hops. Sly peat, with a crisp English black tea to it.
The flavor was a decent earthy bitter to sweet profile. Some soft black tea. Black tea and caramel in the aftertaste. Sly crisp finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to hit decently but low, it’s good for the style.
Overall, decent for the style and trying to build it together, but the blend isn’t quite there yet.
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours hazy amber with a thin head. Sweet malts, toffee, and faint apple like fruity notes. Ehhh not that good.
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee, sweet malt and candied dark fruit. Heavy malt. Full body. A bit too sweet.
DiarmaidBHK (4535) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that leaves a lot of lacing. Has a slight tartness on the nose. Fruity and tart on the tongue. Finishes clean Do they brew anything to style here?
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This had a slight sweet/tartness that isn’t usual yet I loved. Deep and malty. Easy to drink. Really a great brew.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours a rich mahogany (like Ron Burgany’s office) with a fair amount of off-white head. Aroma is tons of smoked peat. Taste is slightly sweet with some smoke and hints of dried figs. A decent beer in this style, but far from the best I have had.
Slipstream (2566) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The label has a funny drawing of a pair tough highlanders on it. Surprisingly fruity aroma, with some yeast too. It is sweet and malty all right, like a good SA should be. The noticeably fruity flavor conjures up thoughts of sweet cider and even sweet wine. There are some nice complexities around the edges too. Good.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle @Brewers Jam-pours a thin light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is fruity, medium malt. Taste is fruity, medium malt, spice hops.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Poured medium amber with a short off-white head. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened caramel and fruity notes with a definite sour kicker.. a touch smoky. The flavor was strong with sourness and apparent infection.. fruity and caramel sweetness at the core were overrun by the sours.. a pinch of smoked peat on the edges.. tacky sour fruits and residual sugars on the finish. Grainy and sour on the palate with lots of carbonation.. not good.
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dirty copper amber with thin head. Rich scent of caramel, toffee, bit of chocolate. First taste is overly sweet. Then there is a too strong sourness that melds into boozy marmelade. Something fishy in the tartan.