arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought caramel, toffee, some grass, hints of bread, dough, not a whole lot there. Taste is sweet caramel, bread, biscuit, some earth, touch of grass, finishing sweet. onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Clear nutty reddish brown. Smells like peat and fig with an odd soapy taste of peat and some earthy malts. A little too light bodied, sadly. Left me wanting lots more. b3shine (8795) - Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a semi-transparent brown with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet and malty with an average mouthfeel. Decent, but not memorable. drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2012 12/17/10. Can shared by fata2683 - thanks, Keith! Very light caramel aroma. The flavor is slight sweet caramel with a hint of roast and something that reminds me of plastic. Re-rate 1/18/12. Clear amber pour with a small khaki head. Light caramel aroma with a bit of metal. Sweet caramel flavor with bits of bread and toast and a touch of lingering roast. Nice. Up 0.2 Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2013
16oz can courtesy of StFun (5.3% AVB) pours with a crystal clear amber body and copper hues with a fairly week light tan head. The aroma offers up earthy prunes, cherry meat and Skittles candy as well as molasses and thin ribbons of caramel malts. This smells pretty fruity. The taste delivers a mix of prunes and cherries and sweet malts mixed with molasses and caramel. It gets a bit earthy with malts about midway and evens out nicely into the finish.
SudsMcDuff (8383) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
from a day old growler .. . poured a pretty lifeless brown black, good lacing though .. . mild tar and wet sweet wood .. . overall a nice beer but not enough going on for me .. . . imagine the new batman movies with adam west as batman, that shit would be too funny.. JaBier (7841) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Can shared by another patron at the Smuttynose tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/27/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight peat and alcohol. Malty flavor with caramel character and light hops in the finish. Was told this was a scotch ale and was underwhelmed. When I read that it was scottish, that made more sense. Not bad. Ernest (7660) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (caramel, toasted nuts, grain), with notes of metal, grape bubble gum, dirt.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Well, so much for this brewery. As with the pale ale, this is thin, watery, and dirty (surprisingly metallic smelling too...copper pennies galore). Drain pour. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice dark amber, brown notes, a bit more orange at the bottom with a spotty offwhite head that dies to a film that clings to the edges. Just a bit hazed, just darker. Aromas are sweet caramel malts, a touch of toast, vanilla, faint cocoa, and bread. Sweeter. Initial is medium bodied, a bit lighter than expected, caramel and toffee blend with vanilla, grains, a touch of toast, and a sweetness, possibly a touch of dark fruit. A bit thin for the style, the malt is the focus as it should be, but this is just a bit underwhelming in flavor and body for the style. Ok, one of the more dissappointing when compared to style. AirForceHops (7139) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2012
16 oz. can from a trade with Sean & Amber. Dark copper in color. Nose is faint caramel and a light fruity type note. Flavor was weak nuts and caramel notes. The body of this brew is real thin. Toffee notes seem stronger when the beer was colder. I don’t taste hazelnut or chocolate. For the first time in a long while I enjoyed a beer when it was colder rather them warmer. This isn’t bad…. Just boring.