BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
Amber with minimal head. Aroma is peaty with some woody barrel and alcohol. Scotchy with noticeable alcohol and not a lot of other flavours. troopie (2379) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Draught. Aroma of raisins and alcohol and sap. Flavour of malt, sugar and alcohol. I admit I’m not that familiar with Scotch ales. Deep reddish brown colour with a hoppy, alcohol finish. This is something to sip on a cold rainy evening. OldMrCrow (2444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2006
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Pours a deep red brown with a nice but short-lived tan head. The aroma is very strong but not entirely pleasant: raisins and a blast of butterscotch meet a strong aroma of fresh green woodsap (as opposed to piney resin), some alcohol. The flavor is if anything less impressive. Somewhat thin on the upside, bits of molassas, a hint of wood, and a fair bit of plastic-bottle quality alcohol (think Popov), turning to a finish of bitter metalitc hops.
I liked the Scullers IPA from this brewery, but this thing is a big disappointment. Given my current mood and a fridge full of better options, this is a 16oz drainpour. Never again!
Bomber. Ultra dark amber, almost ebony (then again, it’s in a very wide goblet). Very still looking, minimal white head. Almost a lager body, especially for the style--very elegant in its willowiness. Big raisin nose with caramel, bourbon, and sweet malts boosting it. Some roast comes through on the mid-palate, and the finish washes out into a beautiful clean bitter hop linger, but what’s there on the nose is there throughout. Great beer--interesting but refreshing and drinkable. jimhilt (2614) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Nice deep amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Raisin nose. Starts almost sweet with a bitter chocolate flavor, mild hoppy finish. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from John’s Market Place Tigard, Or.
BillKismet (4090) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Deep maroon amber w. minimal head. Easy malt flavor that is fairly sweet and could use some hopping. Rough roast barley on the finish that is also grainy and a bit sour. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
Very thin head on a copper liquid. Light malty aroma with hints of peat and earth. Not a bad version and a nice commercial appeal to a broad audience (I assume). Malty peat flavour with a bit or hop strength. A bit of spice and an earthy finish. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
The aroma and the pour are the only good things about this beer. It all goes downhill from there. A really clear shade of garnet with a somewhat cloudy sticky head and a nose that is somewhat like walking into a lumber mill. The flavor is watered down and musty somewhat stale and bitter in the finish. IndianaRed (4862) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 On Tapat Skagit River Brewery and Taproom. Clear light mahogany color with a wisp of off white head. Lots of sweet malt and woddy aromas. Flavors were that and carmel, papery/cardboard. Very little hops per the style and a bitter woddy trailer. Nice
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
July 16 2006 Bottle pours a.....
Awww CRAP !
I already rated this...
Hmm 3.8...no, not quite...
Clear reddish brown appearance. Woody, malty aroma. Rich fruity malt palate, with caramel and sherry as well as a fairly mean biting bitterness in the finish, A revved up amber.