jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 @GABF-on tap-pours a tan head with mahogany color. Aroma is sweet dark malt, sweet dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-caramel, sweet dark fruit-raisin, secondary spice hops. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours a lovely mahogany. Nose is malt, some vinous notes, brown sugar. Flavor is up front sweet and mild with a very complex and completely fantastic palate. Chocolate, tons of caramel, bread, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Just shy of being to sweet, this beer is perfect for a malthead like me. A really fantastic stab at a Scotch Ale. Initially I rated this as a 3.8 but I reopened the growler to days later to give this beer a shot on its own without being overshadowed by big imperial stouts. It was a wise decision. This is a fantastic beer. Thanks to Hopscotch for supplying the growler and leaving the remainder at my place. JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
FoBAB 11’ Way better than expected. Pours a deep down with off white head. Nose is of Rye, malts, and bourbon. Very well balance and dangerously drinkable. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Very fruity aroma, sweet grapefruit tangerines, palate is sweet and light, very good. Slight caramel, lots of flavor despite a thin Dorkenstein (564) - - FEB 6, 2016
Aromas of figs and berries. Taste is dark berries, figs, peat, and chocolate.
craftbr00_d00d (1) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
Had the 2011 GABF gold medal winner; been cellared for a little over a year...amazing. vyvvy (6638) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2017
It pours bronze with an off white head. It has a thick smooth body with mild carbonation. The taste has rich brown sugar, toffee and smooth toasted make. Very nice. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Can. Molasses, raisin malt aroma with a hint of herbal hops. Medium brown color with moderate but short lasting head. Lightly smoky toffee malt flavor with a moderately bitter herbal hops finish. Tasty. dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Can from Rayl101. Pours clear mahogany with a khaki head. Aroma has smoke, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet with some alcohol. Sticky. Good stuff.