gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2009 On tap at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a dark ruby red, with brown highlights. Prominent lacing abound, with a small foamy head. Aromas of silky malts, chocolate, some muted floral hops. Flavor is roasted malts, slight coffee, honey, small citrus. Medium body, smooth but bitter finish. Goodgrief (2056) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Foam rose out of the can upon cracking open. Pour was dark with reddish highlights, good head and good lacing. Aroma was light smoke. Flavor was smoke, some earthiness, some toffee. Sweet, but not overly so. Mouthfeel was moderate, with increasing carbonation as it warmed. For a stateside Scottish Ale, excellent. I’d put it a behind Belhaven Wee Heavy a bit, but other than that, good stuff. stouby (4714) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2008
Can at PlanB.
Dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, smoke, roasted). Flavor moderate sweet. Medium body, strong in alcohol. Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Can at The Rover, Gothenburg. Deep brown/coca cola color with beige head. Aroma: Very sweet and malty, caramel, chocolate, smoke, tobaco, alcohol and nuts. Flavor: Sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, smokiness, tobaco, alcohol, toffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
aroma hints of malts and caramel and smoke. thin head that didn’t last. great lacing. very dark brown color. tastes of smoked caramel and hints of lite chocolate. full flavor that hints of the alcohol %. not big on the palate(aftertaste) left a yeasty feel in the back of my thoat that was a bit over the top.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
I have to admit that the first time i saw this can of beer whose name so closely resembled C.H.U.D. that I was a bit frightened. The little can just screams out that there is some watery swill contained within. But after pouring it out my fears were put to rest.
It pours out a nice shade of dark brown with red highlights with a thin beige head sitting on top. Smells of roasted malts, dark fruits, and smoky goodness. Has a well rounded sweet smoky flavor with some alcohol warmth appearing at the back of your throat. Feels nice and full as you swallow, slight amount of prickliness. finish is a long smooth smoky bitterness. The 8% abv goes wholly unnoticed in the taste. By far the best beer i have ever had out of a 12 oz. can. rane (1094) - Nibe, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2008
Can. Dark brow with small long lasting brown head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel and a little bit of smoke. Taste again roasted malts and caramel ending with some smoked notes. A nice and very drinkable beer. The can was empty before I knew of it. Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2009 Titanic Brewery draught. Smells mainly like rye whiskey, not much else wafts from the glass. Deep mahogany brown. Alcohol-forward taste balanced by a strong malt character. Smooth palate with good carbonation. Canned version is the same, noting the smoky finish and the sweet malt character throughout. The nose has got lots of raisin bread character, and the dark raisin character persists throughout. thill25 (232) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Didn’t get a chance to pour this one...Took a peek in the can and it was a dark brown w/ tannish froth. Great caramel malt taste w/ some hops on the back end. Nice thick texture in the mouth. Great beer that I’d like to taste again...this time in a proper glass. BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
From can : Pours a very dark, non see throughable black, with a very small and fast diminishing offwhite head. Big time caramel malt nose, with some chocolate poking through. Wonderful taste of caramel and chocolate malts dancing on the palate, with hops bringing it up the rear, with a slight bitter bite. Roasted aftertaste. Medium body with a very smooth feel. No real taste or hint of the 8% ABV. Very nice beer.