Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014bytemesis (8226) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2014
12oz. bottle from recent trade. Home in snifter. Pours a dark, nearly opaque brown with almost no head. No lacing. Aroma of peat, smoke, dark fruits, barrel and scotch booze. The taste was first smoke and peat and then a sweet dark fruit and booze finish. You also get some toffee and caramel. Medium to full body. Finish is oak, booze and caramel.
Bottle - thanks Cloaker! Pours cloudy chestnut, small beige head that leaves nice residual and good lacing. Aroma is rich and malty, dark sugars, a bit of smoke, dark breads, caramel. Flavor is medium sweet and medium bitter, heavy malty, smoky, nice contrasting bitterness. A touch of acidity is present, giving a bit of sharpness. Full body, rich mouthfeel. Very tasty beverage. dfinney23 (3248) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Peat smoke seems to have faded a bit from what I remember. Still a very nice caramel and leather aroma with more figs and raisins in the taste. jsquire (4421) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2014
I’ve had this bottle in the fridge for a while now. Murky brown color with only the barest fringe of bubbles for a head. Aged beer nose with copious amounts of dried fruit, dark sugar and warming alcohol. This is a sweet beer with tons of brown sugar and molasses over raisins and prunes and fruit cake. Nice alcohol bloom in the finish. Great patina on an aged beer. raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Wildly mature and deep at this point. Great nose of tobacco and leather, lightly malty. Murky red color. Flavors are sweet malt with a full finish.
dphillips0709 (13) - - DEC 22, 2013
Aged 2-3 years, pours light brown caramel color lots of sediment haha, sweet butterscotch, caramel slight smoky flavor. Great scotch ale, above a Rahr Iron Thistle any day... wish it wasn’t just a limited brew... phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2013
12 oz. bottle from ericandersnavy- thanks again, Eric! Pours a hazy amber color with a tiny off-white head that settles into a lasting ring. Aroma of dust, cardboard, wood, peanut brittle, brown sugar, dates, and earth. Flavor of caramel, brown sugar, peat, wood, earth, figs, and dates. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, boozy mouthfeel and low carbonation. A bit past its prime, but solid. JakeSparks (125) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
never had a scotch like this but i was blown away when i first had it. slick was the word i first uttered. wish i still had some PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from my backlog: Deep hazy amber with a creamy tan head. Richly malty. Some toasted toffee, almost chocolaty with a sweet vanilla hint, tobacco and ginger snap cookies. Complex nose. Creamy body- richly malty. Toffeeish and toasted spices flavors, mild tobacco and dries out with a graham cracker note and biscuit. Nice malt depth. Awesome. Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Bottle thanks to mar- Pour is dark with no head..Nose is smoke, wood, peat, alcohol, caramel..Taste is toffee, caramel, smoke, boozy, peat. Palate is alcohol and smoke