brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Amber pour with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Some dark fruit, a touch of spice, chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is nice, though not quite as good as the aroma. Sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Notes of spices, some alcohol, and a little bit of syrup. arminjewell (9636) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, rich molasses, toffee, hints of grass, spice notes, nice dark fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of lots of sweet molasses, toffee, dark fruits, hints of spice, slight grass. Pretty tasty and well done wee heavy, though a bit sweet. Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2013
22oz bottle from Belmont Station. Split with my wife.
A: Solid brown color with a red tint. A thin line of foams. Sticks to the glass with some decency.
N: Malt,, red grape, caramel sweetness. Cordial cherries and brown sugar. Smells very much like brandy and grappa.
T: Loads of malt and more of the sugar soaked grapes. Lots of candi sugar and some hints of prune. There is a little smoke. This is some fairly sweet stuff.
M: Really light. I don’t remember it being this watery at the pub.
O: This was one of my favorite Pelican beers, but maybe it’s just the setting in Pacific City that gave it its charm. Ah well. pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
From 22 ounce bottle. Dark caramel and toffee notes with a thick candied feel on the finish. Sweet, robust Scotch ale. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Squizzle (304) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Dark mahogany color, beautiful; but the head, medium sized, is fizzy and short lived. Mild aroma of caramel, some wood, light toffee, and a wiff of roasted nuts. The caramel flavor is well developed, moderately sweet, with a touch of sweet nuts; the bitterness level is quite low, while in the final there is a pleasant alcohol warmth. After some minutes in the glass and with a bit higher temperature, it starts showing a rounder body and more malty presence.
It could as well be a malty and good English Barley Wine, but with a Scottish nuttiness.
Pretty good beer. It had a sweet little head when I poured it into the glass which didn’t last long it gave the illusion that it was flat but not so, it was actually really good. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Darker copper with creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of spun sugar, red grape, and coffee / Medium to full body, sweet and syrupy, some chew, decent hop balance / Flavors of toffee, coffee, spun sugar, chocolate, peat, and lavender / Another solid brew from Pelican. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Toffee sweet sugary syrup dark fruit alcohol. Pours amber thin gead fades to.nothing. flavors of dark fruit alcohol sugary syrupy notes toffee residual sugar. Thinner bodied rather boozy. Meh. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very ruddy dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of pretty roasted malt with hints of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. There’s a suggestion of smoke, there’s very smooth heavily roasted malt, and it’s sort of like sucking on a Sugar Daddy. Bits of medium dark fruit are present - not dates - but in that direction. Incredibly smooth. Finishes darkly fruity, roasted caramelly, and certainly less than dry. Drinks way too easily. marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a rich smoked malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish.