RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
At nearly 8% ABV, this strong ale packs caramel sweetness & a slight hint of smoked malt to go with its powerful punch.

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Ratman197 (15368) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2006
On tap @ Pumphouse poured a cloudy reddish brown with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of peat smoke and toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of peat smoke roasted malt and carmel with a smooth lingering smokey finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Draught. Copper with a small creamy to frothy off-white head; creamy spotty lacing. Sweet brown sugar and caramel malt aromas with chocolate notes. Maple caramel flavor with spicy fruit hops and smoked and chocolate malts. Medium bodied and creamy palate.

jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
on tap-pours a creamy tan head and dark copper color. Aroma sweet malt. Taste is major smoky, sweet malt. OK carbonation.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/14/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy dark amber, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet caramel aroma with light earthy hops and a hint of smoke, sweet dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy smokey peat character, nice bitterness arises out of the earthy character for a long bitter finish,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3fourths (9358) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Dark brown and a little cloudy. Very mild soap and pine aroma. Some nuts and raisins with a sharp scotch presence. Bitter and astringent, full bodied, with a nice nutty scotch finish.

Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Draught. Body is medium orange-brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), with a note of brown sugar. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation. Once one of their best, the most recent sample was pretty lackluster.

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Pours a dark copper mahogany with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma of good sweet peaty caramel and a touch of doughy yeast. Body starts with good sweet caramely maltiness, giving way to a great, authentic, rich peaty smoky finish. A nice Scotch ale.

Braudog (6836) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2006
On tap at the brewpub, 4/13/06: Reddish-copper (sound familiar?) with a decent film on top. Minor little caramel warming aspect. Bit of cooked sugar, but it’s easy to drink.

notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Cloudy reddish beer - very sweet, almost sticky - there is a lot of smokiness in this one, both from the peat smoked malt they use, and the phenols from the yeast - however, there are a lot of other unwanted/undesirable phenols as well (mostly plasticy, band-aid qualities) - the strength and sweetness cover these up a little, but there are still hard to ignore - this beer was lucky I liked the smoky character so much.

michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Draught at Brewery: Aroma of hops, pine, and smoke. Poured amber/brown in color. Good off-white head. Head did not last. Good lacing. Clear. Flavors of caramel and roast, and smoked. Medium sweet. Not bitter. Well balanced. Medium finish. Medium body. Average carbonation. Overall, it’s good.

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