Tmoney99 (9988) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured clear dark brown color with an fizzy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Good complex toasted sweet earthy malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good well balanced dark sweet flavor with a dark sweet moderate to long finish. Very good complex brew.
Brigadier (2745) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
The last stop before the big finish was this fine Scottish ale. Very drinkable and filling it was worth not glossing over (but that’s true of all but a handful of their beers). I can’t wait to try their GTMW releases in August.
Aroma / Appearance - Hints of carbonation pop up from time to time. The caramel black base looks like someone melted the crust of a creme brulee. Red twizzlers, black currants, and creamy milk bring to mind a strange mixture of high tea and a candy shop.
Flavor / Palate - Black licorice chews are a good start. The only flaw is a medicinal drag that sticks on the tongue. The thick body coats the palate after just two sips. The tang in the finish brings out new complexity. This might not be the best Scottish ale in the Midwest but it is not too bad either.
drfabulous (3574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Lexington Beerworks. Very rich caramel and toffee taste throughout. Sweet in body. Amber color. I get a little bit of the lactose. Nice.
LoveScotchAles (2) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tan disappearing head. Opaque dark reddish brown. Sweet malty nose. Grainy start to a long sweet malty finish. All in all a very nice 60 shilling ale.
Patrickctenchi (2916) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, red-brown with a soapy off-white head.
Aroma is nutty, caramel, earthy.
Taste is slightly fruited/berry with caramel malt, nuts.
Very tasty.....almost creamy smooth.
queenholly (2569) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Earthy, smoky peat, nutty slightly sweet malt aroma. Clear deep chestnut with a small off-white head. Earthy nutty malt, blackcurrant, creamy and light peaty flavor. Creamy body on the lighter side of full, soft carbonation. Very sessionable malty beer.
ContemplateBeer (1412) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dominated by malt complexities- fudge, nutella, lactose with some light fruity esters. Appearance is dark red/brown with bone head. Flavor matches the nose; a very rich, malty beer. Palate is full, sticky and very soft. Quite liked this.
AndyW68 (783) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown with white head. Aroma to light to judge. Taste is sweat malty with some alcohol. Feel is creamy.
shrubber85 (6811) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Sweet caramel malt and black currant aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal flavor. Light black currant finish. Nice balance. Smooth.