smith4498 (3649) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Pours clear dark copper color with cream color head. Toasted malt and caramel aromas. Sweet caramel and toasted malt flavor, a touch of smoke with some nuttiness. Medium body with average carbonation. Chudwick (3240) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2016
12 ounce bottle from the Cabin Pack - nose is biscuits and grass. Sip ads a little smoke/peat, caramel and light citrus. This is pretty good for being a little light for the style. I mainly like it for the peat. obguthr (6456) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Smoky wood, toast, and cherry nose. Clear tea, medium yellow head, good lacing. Leather, peat, elderberries. Bitter tea finish. Light body, moderate carbonation. Nice peat character, but the texture is empty and fizzy. Obfuscate (579) - Minneapolis, - JAN 13, 2016
Not a normal style for me, first one I’ve rated. Seems to be wide variety of opinions on this looking at the comments. Light oak and a hint of booziness on the nose. Malty but not to thick with a hint of smoke and a clean finish. malvrich (328) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2016
12 oz. bottle from Cabic Pack
Box stamped Enjoy By May 2016
Actual bottle stamped 3455 so bottled on Dec. 11.
Poured into a Chalice.
A: Very cold pour left next to no head at all. Just a collar around the glass. Crystal clear jewel toned weak tea color. 2nd bottle poured a bit more of tan foam.
S: Lightly sweet malt and a little dark fruit/prune note on the nose. A little stout-like but very light. Again the beer is very cold.
T: Roasty English hop bitterness with a hint of toffee sweetness at the back. Not getting peat nor smoke to speak of. Balanced and decent taste.
M: Slick and a bit oily. Medium bodied and almost flat. Shorter finish than I expected. Fairly clean and very softly carbonated.
O: I remember having this back in the ’90s and finding it good but cloying after a short while but perhaps due to the cold temp It’s fairly crisp and clean. Still pretty good although probably not something I’d seek out unless perhaps I have a nice bottle of Scotch on hand.
MarkBarnes (418) - Waterville, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Jan. 9, 2016; 12 oz. bottle from SA sampler 12-pack. Copper-dark pour; minimal head. Smoky, vaguely-herbal, malt-laden brew that’s a bit of a challenge to get through. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2016
Cabin pack Clear copper brown pour with decent soapy sudsy sticky head. Malty old biscuits and moldy peatiness. not all that great imho. didn’t care for it. Blah. Carlisle (767) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep copper with some reddish hue; thick off-white head and substantial lacing. Peated malt aroma. Rich, smoky malt flavor. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Patrickctenchi (6630) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Clear, bubbled-copper with a tall, yellowed-beige head.
Caramel, toasty scent.
Flavour is caramel malt, vanilla.....just a hint of smoke and peat.
A very mild scotch ale.....a slight herbal bittering towards the end.
Pretty good. hauxe (836) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
Rated from old notes. A rich brew with a heavy malt preasence. Hints of fruit and woodsmoke. Well bodied with a lingering, not unpleasant aftertaste in which the hops comes to the fore. Not a light, easy drinking beer, but a nice digestif.