kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2017 Disabledbobcat (10) - - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown almost black, with a very nice tan head. The smell is malty with some earthy hops, but much stronger of malts. The flavor was a little disappointing. It lacks a certain punch that most wee heavies have. I think they try to use caramel malt in place of kettle caramelization. Overall it is a decent beer but it is not a good scotch ale.
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark amber body with a small fizzy beige head that faded quickly. The nose is heavily malty, as expected, with a little roast, caramel, and a nice chocolate note. The flavor is heavy on the caramel and toasted malt with some chocolate and lightly bitter hops on the finish. A tad bit murky in the flavor, this could be a little cleaner. A slight smokiness emerges on the late finish as well. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a slightly clingy finish. Meh, a middle of the road effort for the style.
3/7/7/3/14 raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - slightly sweet and malty aroma and flavor with a roasty finish. Not bad. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12 oz bottle served at about 50F in a Belgian snifter.
Pours with a nearly opaque, dark brown body. Short light brown head has good retention.
Aroma: floral (heather?) with way more alcohol than expected ... that is, before I discovered that this has 10% ABV. Hints of vanilla, raisins, brown sugar, and light spicing.
Flavor: Sweet fruity taste up front. Lightly sweet overall with some lingering mild bitterness. Hints of mineral water, baked herbs (heather?), peat and smoke. Earthy and heavily floral aspects contribute to the complexity.
Medium body with obviously high ABV. keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Not a fan. Some harsh smoke and malt. The flavor is metallic and harsh. Smoky finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone pushkinwow (2962) - Ottawa, CANADA - MAY 12, 2014
On tap at South Philly Tap Room but labelled as Scratch 10 Scotch Ale and poured directly from a giant oak cask...awesome presentation. Reminded me a lot of swish with beer instead of water (e.g. you swish the liquid around a fresh scotch barrel to create booze) - sweet apple, toffee, lots of scotch, strong yet thin, mild carbonation and thin, sweet, slightly metallic.
tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Draft at Khyber. Pours a deep reddish brown with medium tan head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some roast, dried fruit. Medium body. Toffee and dark fruit flavor, slight note of smoke but very subtle, roast. Smooth and sweet. Not bad callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Dark brown, with hints of copper, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Nose is caramel, vanilla, light peat, roast, and dark fruits. Flavor falls a bit flat, Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering finish. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods Wexford, PA. Pours a clear dark red-brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of toffee, earth, berry-like fruits. The taste is strong earthy notes, berries, toffee, herbal hops. Medium bodied. rdelljh (177) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Dark reddish brown pour light tan head light lacing .... light aroma of vanilla, sweet caramel and roasted malts .... roasted, lightly nutty and very sweet caramel malts sugary and molasses. Nice full bodied beer for the cold months FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Sampled on draft at the House of 1000 Beers this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized creamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was malty an sweetish with faint dark fruits, nut and wood. The flavor was malty and toasty with notes of maple, wood, honey, fig, apple and licorice. Medium length finish of maple, fig, wood and a touch of smoke. Moderately full bodied. Solid.