pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2008
bottle thanks to andrew.....pours a semi-transparent amber brown with a frothy white head....nose was made up of malts and dark fruit. no peaty smoke for me as far as the nose is concerned....flavor consisted of a lot of sweet malt with some hoppy bitterness/spiciness in the finish. the sweetness takes over the bitterness as the beer warms and some smoke comes into play a little bit more. tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2008
was fairly unimpressed here, i didn’t get much of the peat smoke some people have noticed. A bit too sweet and generally ho-hum. perhaps a bad bottle?
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
22 oz bottle - pours a ruddy amber light bubbly foam. Aroma of wet leather and peat smoke. Flavor initially hints at sweet malt with a wisp of caramel/toffee that gets steamrolled by the peat smoke, peat and more peat. As the beer warms, some of the peat smoke subsides but still remains a dominant flavor. Mouthfeel is spot on, medium/medium heavy palate. beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2008
22 oz Bomber-pours a clear amber color w/a slight tan head. Sweet Malt aroma. Easy drinking brew, Flavors of roasted malt, toffee, brown sugar, & just a touch of spice. Earthy, woodsy flavor w/a touch of peat & carbonation. This was pretty good stuff. nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottle. The label on mine is different than the picture, just says "Scotch Ale." 2007 bottle, I assume that’s why. Reddish brown pour with a thin white head. Malty aroma - toffee, brown sugar, alcohol, musty, and hugely woody. Super woody in the flavor. Good body, but I can’t taste much other than the peat and smokiness. Unbalanced. I’d give this another chance though.
BuckeyeBoy (8173) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2008
22oz Bottle thanks mkgrenwel for sending this brew. pours out a hazy brownish amber. Topped with a off white head. A aroma of malt and a little sweetness. tast of sweet pit fruit. Not to bad. Nice body IndianaRed (4869) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Bottle Pours a hazy medium brown witha small beige head and spotty lacing. Malty brown sugar aroma. Weird medeciny flavor . Like a halls cough drop, or vick’s vapo-rub . Some peat smoked notes and some tart hoppy bitterness. Fairly thin and lingering woody bitterness.
Thanks BuckeyeBoy for this ne. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2008
As usual, thanks for this one goes out to skyview. Copper color with faint head and a hint of peat. Much more satisfactory hints of peat in the body. EKGoldings (664) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2007 bomber. Pours hazy brown with a nice head. Head stays around for a bit, nice lacing. Smell is malt, smoked malt, no hop. Taste is quite sweet, with smoked malt, malt. caramel,dry fruit, some acidity, a bit of wine character. Smoked character is tad stronger than I like but YMMV. Pretty nice wee heavy. badgerben (5253) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Another offering from the one and only Skyview. Dark copper color with no head. A bit of peaty smoke aroma. Peat comes out with a vengeance in the taste. Sweet malt and caramel. Someone mentioned a BandAid taste and once mentioned, it’s hard to get that out of your mind because it is pretty accurate.