21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice darkish purple infused color with a fastly vanishing soapy head. Very malty aroma full of carmel wood. Tasted much the same with some added maple tones to it. Pretty god damn solid.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peat/mint/caramel--a very nice aroma but a tad subdued. Taste:ooh, smokiness in finish, medium-heavy mouthfeel with oiliness. Peat/smoke. A bit of maple syrup. Satisfying.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin light tan head. Caramel malty aroma has a touch of green English hops and a hint of lager yeast. Starts sweet with nice subtle malty caramel flavor but it very thin and watery, especially toward the finish. It hides it’s alcohol well though, somehow, but could really use some more body.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish brown w/ a slightly malty nose & flavor. this is not a big scotch ale, but very tame.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown with small white head. Maltiness with a slight bit of smoke in the aroma and flavor from peat malt. I thought the 2003 version of this beer was better than 2004; as it was more malty and had a more pronounced smoke flavor. Still a very good drinkable beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle. Brown color not much head. Not much in way of carbonation. Smooth medium bodied. Aroma was malty and roasty but missing the smokiness. Flavors were somewhat roasty, sweet like brown sugar and malty.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good malty aroma. Malt flavor carries throughout with just enough sweetness, but not too overpowering. Very enjoyable.
nchoward (24) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This a a great Scot Strong Ale from the 5 Seasons Brewery. I was expecting just a strong malty ale, but this Ale pleasantly surprised me. The big difference with this ale is that there is a sweet tartness in blended with the toasted grain. A well balance strong ale!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’d like to thank Dennis for sharing a bottle of this stuff with me. Although not his finest work in my opinion (the best brewer I’ve tasted in Georgia), a well done Scotch Ale. Medium bodied, dark color with a medium sized head when poured from the swing top bottle. Light smokiness with a touch of peat and malt. I noticed a taste of wheat grass in this as well. Earthy, and light and way too drinkable at 7.5%.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More like a porter than a wee heavy. Far more roasty than smoky. Not bad but certainly not their best offering.