Gachupines (1247) - 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.
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown, with a medium, beige head, and nice lacing. Good nose of black bread, anise, peat, orange zest, cardamom. Sweet, with a light bitterness, and a good savory spice. Medium to heavy body, sticky, and doughy. This is a quality scotch ale, with a nice malty flavor.
ej (1233) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste is malts driven. Sweet but fairly balanced. Creamy mouthfeel.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep amber pour. Toffee flavors, oxidized apples, light cocoa, wheat crackers. Leaves something to be desired IMO.
jw0406 (1106) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pours a black color with a tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt, light chocolate, caramel. Medium bodied, very good example of the style
Ferris (12420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Toffee sweetness and grain. Dark clear amber with a thin head. Toffee and chocolate with a nice long finish.
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, 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 (291) - 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 (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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 (4204) - 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 (2260) - 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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