Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle: Aroma is malty with caramel and coffee combination with slight alcohol. Pours a darkj reddish-brown with a tan head that struggles to ever become anything. Very little lacing. Nice caramel flavor with a slight hop and even more slight coffee in the finish. Alcohol is hardly noticeable, just a touch in the finish. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
10.05.04 12oz bottle, thanks to Marinaro500. Deep garnet pour, glowing; little head fades to trace. Subtle malts and peaty earth on the nose, floral undertones. Funny, even with this beer, the sacley little floaties are visible that I see in all FFF beers. Flavors are roasty, prune, apple butter, nutty. Reminds of a lighter version of a strong ale. Pretty interesting stuff, not at all what I expected from this hop-happy brewery. Thanks for the bonus, Joe! Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Poured deep brown with thick decadent tan head...smelled roasty malt, hops...taste is malts, with sugar, caramel, mild smokiness and a hint of chocolate...much hoppier than I expected...very bitter finish with heavy alcohol accents... robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Lightly Rich Brown Coloring. Aroma May Have Some Pine To It.. But Very Rich and Heavy Overall. Sweet MaltsSweet Roasted Flavor..Could be Burnt Caramel.. Good Malts. Some Bitter Chocolate.. Some Hops at the End...Dry on The Tongue and Bitter. Like if you Had Just Licked Pine Sap off the Bark.. Very Charactable Scotch Ale! drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2004
dark amber hue. very smooth beer, sweet caramel with a bit of hops coming in the finish. a nice malty break from the IPA’s i had been having.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Medium brown body with a sandy head. Warm caramel nose, a touch of brown sugar, and fruit. Aroma suggests a candied apple. Malty flavor with an unexpected acid note that keeps this clean on the palate. Also has a roasty edge and a distinct hop presence. A solid Scotch Ale, but a little on the roasty side.
jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2004
super dark and rich dark malty, bubble-gum aromas. some smoke too. lots of malt with light bitterness, super-strong presence of toast and butter. quite good, but it’s got sort of a ’dusty’ taste that detracts just a bit. enjoyable. NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Damn, now this is what I’m talkin’ about! Very rich, malty sweet aromas with carmel and toffee and a little bit of smoke. Great flavors. Silky smooth body and awesome malty goodness. Finishes soft and a little sweet. Damn good. Probably the best scotch ale I’ve had. Kevin (2201) - Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2004
pours a dark brown with a fast disipating head. roasty coffee/malt aroma. primarily roast malt taste that has a nice hop side that comes out later in the taste. i just noticed this is 7%, it is very well hidden. this is an enjoyable brew, thanks for the bottles Bunkypop. obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 27, 2004
Amber brown w/light off white head. Hop nose w/roasted notes and molasses. Heavey weight w/bitter sweet carmel finish. Carmel, pine, molasses, nuts, and cherry. Great beer.