kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours a deep dark hue that turns out to be kind of a deep chestnut mahogany, that’s consideraly more ruby when held up to the light.. Small creamy tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, but enough sticks around to coat the top of the liquid, though not the glass itself.
Aroma is primarily boozy dark fruits. Raisins and bourbon. Some smokey peat, some sweet fruits, a lot of rich languid colours.
Taste takes all the promise of the aroma: the dark fruits, the boozy, peaty, scotchiness, and makes it dangerously smoothe. 9.2 is almost uncannily well hidden. The taste is quite sweet and creamy, with less of the bitter finish commonly found in the style. Brown sugar, peat, boozy raisins, smoothe vanilla... actually exceeds my expectations, and I was optimistic about this one. Unbelievably smoothe. fiulijn (20507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Malt & Vine, Redmondjsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Dark amber color. Caramel aroma, creamy. Good body strength, fairly sweet, with deep caramel flavor; almost a Barley Wine, with a light smoke and butter touch; low bitterness, some sweet nuts in the end.
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 Bottle (22oz): Dark Brown with little head. You can smell the Scotch more so than the Silver City Fat Scotch Ale, but it tastes well balanced. Lots of Malt, very little hops. Very good, will get again, but generally prefer the Fat Scotch Ale.
Update (03/19/2015) was 3.8 now 4.0 maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown color with some slight red tinges to it and a small-to-moderate light tan head. Nose will hit you with some caramel notes, then blend into an almost boozy (but not quite) aroma with a lot of wood to it. Taste is just a bit sweet with some caramel in there. Drinks warm, even when cool. kappldav123 (6100) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle looks really, really good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Starts intense malty, not too dry, a bit alcoholic. Earthy-spicy notes with hints of liquorice. Well balanced finish, warming-malty. A good beer!
drfabulous (7944) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 1, 2014
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Malty and caramel aromas and taste. Fairly sweet and sticky.Some vanilla in the finish. CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bomber. Dark mahogany colored with a ring of tan foam. Plenty of toffee, dark fruits and oak in the aroma. The taste starts out with a strong showing of caramel malt, dark sugar and date notes along with some peat, raisin and vanilla toward the end. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with soft carbonation and a slightly smoky, malted finish. Overall, a worthy companion to the base beer and a lot more smooth and drinkable than you would think. chuckstout (334) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Tons of oak in the nose with vanilla, pours a deep burgundy with no head or lacing. Strong oak in the flavor with vanilla and caramel a touch of dark fruit. Good mouthfeel with a nice warming character Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, wood and fruit. Full-bodied with flavors of peaty malt, oak and dark fruit. The finish is fruity with a charred oak and malt aftertaste. Above average overall. mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Tap: Deep, dark burgundy with a thin head. Nice oak and wood tones with a toasted sweetness and a decent smokiness character. Definitely Scottish in character with nice depth from the wood aging. Very nice.