lavaaaron (204) - - FEB 8, 2018
First off the wide mouth let’s you take a deep sniff of this beer. Raisin bread aromas. This a pretty bold scotch ale but balanced well. This has some burnt notes as well as a slight bourbon taste, not soaked in a barrel bourbon but the blend of caramel and vanilla that you pick up sipping a bourbon. Has a medium body to it or at least feels that way on he mouth despite almost 7 percent alcohol. Very nice aftertaste of malt and nutty pecan notes.
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Can received from Kevin. Pours clear dark brown with a medium creamy beige head, long retention. Moderate toast, nutty and caramel malt, rich dark fruits, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. kyzr (1635) - Montana, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Amber pour from can with brownish head. Sweet grain and some toasted nut on the nose. Flavor is sweet up front with with some caramel and toffee. Nice texture and clean finish. BuckeyeBoy (9461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 14, 2016
16oz can with a crazy pop top. Pours out amber topped with a sand head. Nose is grain some toffee sweetness and roast nut. Taste is more of the pit fruit notes rich malts and sweetness. Ibrew2or3 (9062) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2016
16oz big mouth pry off top can pours with a clear deep ruby red body that supports a tan head. The modest aroma offers up crystal malts, some roasted malts, a dash of prunes and then some spicy notes. The taste delivers some richness with thin sweet prune fruitiness wrapped around crystal and roasted malts and then some malty sweetness. Into the finish the malt roastiness grows and leaves a modestly dry finish. This is pretty darn nice.
jgb9348 (6775) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2016
Dark brown coloured body with a cola coloured glow near the bottom and a fast-fading light brown head, about two centimetres that fades down quickly. Aroma of caramel, cereal (think goya malt), grain, spent wort, oatmeal and a touch of caramel and sugars with a bit of yeast around. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive herbal and bittering notes at first with a little caramel, some yeast and a touch of grain, all with a bit of funk at the end. Aftertaste shows some of the bitterness with a lot of grain and caramel noticeable, but no real complexities or intricacies around. Overall, a decent beer for the style, but showing the full hand up front and not leaving anything to later, along with no real complexities throughout. I sampled this sixteen ounce can purchased from Vintage Cellars in Great Falls, Montana on 20-June-2016 for US$2,75 sampled at home back on the other side of this great country in Washington on 12-September-2016. voyageurmike (528) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Draft at the Celtic Cowboy. Clear mahogany color and chocolate aroma. Medium bodied, with bittersweet chocolate and molasses flavor. Caramel malt finish. Bitterbill (2110) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Pours a clear dark brown with reddish highlights. Not a big head of foam but it is long lasting.
Fruity spicy malty nose. Leans towards the sweet side; better for me as I am tough on the style and any hint of peat would be a major negative.
Mildly sweet, fruity, right taste of grain, nice.
An easily approachable Scotch Ale for me. Nothing overboard. dwyerpg (6683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2015
A little alcohol and smoke in the aroma, looks great. At first I thought this is actually light-bodied until I remembered it’s a Scotch Ale and not a wee heavy. A little bit sweeter than I like but pretty good bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 27, 2015
16oz pour pour from room temp can into Engelszell trappist beer glass in Vienna, Austria. I packed this beer all the way from Montana all the way here to give myself a taste of home. Boy was it worth it. Pours a dark mahogany, opaque, with a moderate light brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Body is smooth, full, and milky. Nose is sweet caramel, dark bread, and cherry pie. Taste is sweet, toffee, and caramel up front, followed by a little bread and nuttiness, and then a hint of bitterness, more nuttiness, and a little woody taste. Great flavors and great flavor progression. A beer that offers exactly what I want for the style in exactly the right amounts.