radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2018 beermansteve (12) - , New Hampshire, USA - JUN 27, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
just as the description says, its a great after dinner sipper. Instead of desert, the beer fan at Milly’s can grab a Bos Scotch Ale and get a little extra out of it that a piece of cake cant match
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Can at the January DC Ratebeer tasting. Poured a poured a relatively clear, kind of dark brown, ruby red color with a small white head. Aroma smells a bit like your standard scotch ale. Sweet malts. Light herbal notes. Very mild toffee. solidfunk (9729) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2018
Smoked peat is big here like Scotland on fire. Caramel. Amber pour with ok head. Can. johnburt (24) - Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Strong Scotch Ale. A dark, deep beer that has quite a kick. Is tasty right out of the gate but quickly let you know who’s the boss. Don’t drink a lot of these, it will get you in trouble. boto (2283) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2017
22oz. bottle: This one pours a very dark ruby tinged brown. There was a thin tan head on it that doesn’t linger long. It has a good nose, although a touch lighter than expected. Malts and some smokey peat notes. The taste is good. Smokey peat, caramel malts, some sweetness. I’d grab another bottle the next time I’m in NH. blutt59 (6598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Canned thanks to johnnnnie in trade, reddish brown with short foam , sweet malty fruit nose and flavor, nice body and finish
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Scotch ales are sweet but wow this is sweet. Glad it was just a sample as even a half pint would have been too much. tekstr1der (507) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 25, 2016
One of my favorite styles, but interpretations seem to vary wildly. This pours a really nice dark garnet color, but unfortunately develops no head. Looks syrupy coming out of the bottle (this does not scare me). I dumped aggressively into a tulip and only had a few seconds of tan foam. Oh well, the color is great. Aroma is rather subdued, with rich, smoky malt forward, and some booze alongside. Flavor is better, but very unbalanced. I enjoy malty goodness balanced by hops, and hoppy goodness balanced by malt. However, somehow this brew is too sweet, yet at the same time has too much hops - almost as much hops as some American strong ales or barleywines. That’s not conducive to the style. Cloying mouthfeel, which would be okay if not for the hop loadout. Anyhow, finishes cleaner than expected, and while it seems impossible that I’d be able to finish this bomber tonight due to lack of drinkability, this stuff sure feels like it’ll get you drunk. jimhilt (2634) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light malt nose and flavor is light sweet caramel. The 10.0% ABV is hidden, light bitter aftertaste. $7.49 for a 22oz bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Concord, NH. tfontana (1184) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is strong, dominant caramel with some fruit and cereal malt. Appearance is dark brown (like root beer) with mild sparkle. Taste is quite sweet, but not overly so.
Palate is medium bodied, average carbonation, has liquor in the finish. Overall, this is exactly as advertised with caramel and malt sweetness dominating. Definitely more of a dessert beer or specialty beer. thornecb (6151) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Pours dark mahogany into a tulip. Sickly head recedes to hug rim. Sweet caramel and dark pit fruit aromas. Medium bodied with sweet roasted nuts and hot caramel front to back. Mild bitter and sour earthy finish.