OldMrCrow (2433) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from the Beer Authority.
Dark, dark brown pour. Aggressive flavors, heavy peat and lots of alcohol; sweet with pancake syrup and baked apples. The alcohol comes on too hard to make this one a masterpiece, I fear. The long-aged bottle of Fat Woody that I had was vastly superior.
raphael (1215) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and alcohol with some distant hop scent. This bottle was flat so probably a sub-par experience. flavors of caramel, cherry, alcohol. not enough balance or complexity.
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a burnt reddish brown colored brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, some smoked peat, toffee, and floral hops. Taste is semi-sweet peat and caramel malt flavors. Medium bodied, soft carbonation with addition flavors of dark pitted fruits and floral hops. Finish is semi-sweet, candied berries, peat and toffee aftertaste that slowly disappears. Actually, quite nice for a full strength scotch ale.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cola-like color with no head. nose is of peat, malt and smoke. Taste is the same peat and malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin. Not bad.
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown with red hue, little head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slightly burnt toffee, a little peatish/smoke aroma, caramel with a slight American hop aroma too. Slightly smoky and caramel on the palate, again with a very slight American hop flavour of fruit and citrus. Some nice raisin/fruit cake flavour too. Medium to full bodied, well balanced. An obvious American take on the style, but that is in no way a negative thing. Good beer!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head.
Nose is standard for the style, hints of molasses, smoke, and dark fruits.
Taste is very smoky, lots of brown sugar, molases, maple syrup and booze.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin head.Clear dark ruby red black color.Sweet malt aroma.Mild hops.Creamy rich cloying sweet dark fruit fig black cherry roasted malty minimal smoky heather pine note body.Smooth & Rich.Mild malt spice hot EtOH malty end.Minimal Scottish Bourban notes.
icmac (33) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
No overwhelming scents. The head was creamy and left a little lace on the glass. Extremely smooth considering the high alcohol content. Nice malt flavor. Color is dark.
mar (5346) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to zdk9 from ba. deep amber with a cream head. nose is smokey, malts, light caramel and faint alcohol. nice on the palate with a hearty caramel flavor and a chewy peaty finish.
thirdeye11 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 ( 22oz bomber thanks to BA zdk9) pours clear dark reddish brown with spare ring of bubbles. Nose of burnt brown sugar, caramel and light peat. Taste of roasted sweet grains, toasted sugar, alcohol, caramel and peat. A little syrupy and undercarbonated but tastes nice on finish.