Gachupines (786) - USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, smoky flavor, but not too strong for the style. Fairly high malt level, would definitely revisit this beer.
jbruner (1881) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent brown on tap with thin tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is sweet grainy malt masked by a hint of smoke. Taste is smokier, nice balance between the bread, sweetness, and smoke. Slight burn on the way down, good stuff.
ibrubeer (30) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good body. Good color. Very nice malty flavor that is representative of a Scotch Ale.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Brewvival Trip Beer 30. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear red color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee, toasted malts, earth. The taste is toffee, earth, toasted mats. Medium bodied.
chinchill (1264) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
served in a tulip glass at the brewpub. Near black color with a very thin but rather durable tan head thaat leaves nice lacing. Has a subtle dak fruit nose with some grain coming through and giving the aroma of fruity baked bread.
The favor is a bit too sweet; not smoky; hints of wine (rose?), spices and dark fruits. With a bit of warming, the flavor got better. Good carbonation level.
O - a very odd but tasty "Scotch Ale"; similar to what I’d expect from a Belgian brewery making this style of ale. High ABV fairs well in both flavor (blends well) and aroma (largely hidden).
Itzjerm (992) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Needs more body. Very sweet slight scotch flavor. Okay nothing to write home about
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deyholla (5851) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with hints of toffee and sweet fruits. Flavor begins with sweet fruit but has a good amount of toffee that comes out in the finish.
MadIndian (2278) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid scotch ale with notes of earth, nut, roast, taost and sweetness.
markwise (4175) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at Prado location. Pours a red-amber with a white head. Nose is malt, slight fruit, slight maple, and a hint of smoke. Flavor is similar with some dark malts, and some maple flavor. Decent scotch ale with a medium body and lingering sweet malty finish.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Dark red/brown. Sweet malty scent. Very nice caramel taste and smooth.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper brown with red highlights and a fizzy off white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Bright palate and tastes of grain spice and molasses with a sweet malty finish.