amp811 (38) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2009 Very malty with little hops bitterness to counterbalance it, which I love. The malt combined with the candy sugar give it a pleasant, sweet taste. If you’re not careful, you’ll finish this one quickly.
Note: I’m a little biased when it comes to a Scotch Ales, especially a good one like this. ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2004
On tap - Super mega dark coppery color that was only somewhat normal copperyness around the edges. I couldn't discern a perceptable aroma (i have a slight cold). Slight fizzy mouthfeel with a blissfully wonderful malty taste. Simply amazing stuff. Sadly, my girlfriend liked it a lot too...meaning she gave me the beer she was drinking and she got the rest of mine. )= npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Dark brown, clear, with a light brown head. Sweet nose with licorice, coffee, chocolate. Exquisite flavor--sweet and rosy, with some light chocolate notes and fruity hints of cherries and strawberries. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2003
This is an extremely tasty ale and another winner from Smuttynose. Fresh malt aroma and deep garnet color. Nice roasted malt flavor with underlying taste of chocolate and cherries. Nicely balanced with hop presence, this is an exceptional Scotch ale. Many thanks to Goz for this tasty treat. KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 29, 2005
Big bottle. Smells nice. Very very smooth and tastes like thistles (didn’t see the label on the bottle until after I tasted it) with an undercurrent of apples. No aftertaste at all. I love it!
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2014
This is one great tasting beer! Pours with minimal head, nice and aromatic. One of the better selections from the Smuttynose BIG BEER series of beers. kidobutai (698) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
This is one good tasting beer! Beautiful dark red color makes up for the minimal head. Sweet to the smell, and it goes down very smooth, I was surprised if didn’t have a higher ABV. highly recommended. tekstr1der (501) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Pours a beautiful deep mahogany with light tan top. Aroma of malty sugar with just a whiff of peat smokiness. Flavors of caramel candy and almost no alcohol. Very smooth finish. Just delicious!