Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle from Craig. Brown color with malty, funky aroma. The taste was the same with sweet/sour flavor. I really want to like scotch ales but I don’t. Thanks Craig. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2006
bomber. Aroma: Somewhat mild aroma for the style. Sweet malt and caramel, alcohol, grape jam, pepper, and a touch of toasted nuts. Appearance: Light garnet in color and clear. Off-white head was small and rocky. Fair lacing. Flavor: Caramel, malt sweetness, very light chocolate, some more grape-like fruitiness, and a strong alcohol note near the finish. Also getting a stronger than expected hop profile than expected. Not bad, but not great either. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium carboantion. Fairly high alcohol warming for a beer of this abv. Overall: Not that great. Aroma was too weak, Flavor just didn’t pull together, and mouthfeel was too thin. Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2006
this beer was not good at all, way way way too much malt and nothing to keep it even remotely balanced, i know a scotch ale should be more about malt, but this was like drinking syrup that had been marinated in molasses. cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 16, 2006
22 oz. bottle - Pours a deep amber/light brown color with a nice light tan head. Light spotty lacing. Has a light caramel malt and slight honey aroma. I’m not sure how to descibe the flavor. I guess the flavor is like the aroma. Kinda complex. Medium body. Not your typical Scotch ale. Worth a try. redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Ack this has a fair amount of hop profile more than the usual Scot. Typical color and head. Aroma is usual honey malts, slightly smokey peat. I did not care for the used Folgers coffee grounds aroma. Taste is medium sweet with enough hops to off-set. Body seems alittle thin.
MrBunn (2848) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Dense, but thin head over a brownish body... Aromas of caramel, white grape and maybe a touch of spice in the form of coriander... it’s a pretty subtle nose, though. Flavor is very unique. As the hops and malt develop they take an unexpected turn towards an alcoholic grape alley that has a bit of an astringent bite to it... maybe a little bit chemical. If I were feeling more generous I would dismiss it as a smokey/peaty flavoring, but it goes a bit beyond that. While this may sound completely awful, in a strange way it works. I’m not going to rush out and buy ten cases of it, but I’ll probably get a hankering for it from time to time. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottle: Amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma, sweet caramel, some alcohol, and grapes. Flavor, malty, but thinner than I expected, more grapey notes. Kinda sorry I drank a whole bomber by myself. I’ve definitely had better from moylans. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2006
22 oz bottle, via dhlesq. Pours a clear dark ruby colored body with a very fizzy light brown head that faded rather quickly. Aroma is quite sweet with some caramel and grape soda notes. Some light peat and alcohol as well. Flavor is a little thinner than expected. Alot of sweet malt with little to no bitterness to balance things out. Some light peat and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a syrupy texture and moderate fine fizzy and prickly carbonation. Overall, I didn’t really care for this very much. Too sweet and no complexity at all. HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Tap. Pours with a ciopper to brown color. Aromas of caramel and a bit of hops. Flavors more dominated by malts, some hoppiness and a bit of chocolate. Hides the alcohol very well, almost too well. Very pleasant mouthfeel and palate, just the right body. scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a thick head. Tasty but very complex. Flavors don’t seem alive or potent, but there is a lot of nice balance. Malt, hops, sweet creamy ale. Well worth trying. Needs an expiration date, I don’t trust my beer store for good turn around.