BBB63 (5961) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle served in a tulip glass: Slightly murky coppery amber with a small frothy head and good lace. The aroma has some caramel and crystal malt, a hint of smoke, some herbal and grassy hops, and a bit of dusty yeast esters. The taste is rather bland, sweet malt with a bit of apricot and pear, some earthy tones and not much else. There is a slight medicinal and minerally tone as well. The palate is equally bland. While this beer is hardly offensive, it has little going for it. Quite forgettable.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours ruby with brownish hue and thick tan head lots of lacing, aromas are weak in malts and hops taste is of lightly malted grains overall expected more flavor from a scotch ale
nuplastikk (4295) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Orange-brown color. Nice foamy head. Looks filtered, but hard to verify. Well balanced, with the smooth maltiness per the style, but with a respectable hoppiness as well. A touch more earthy freshness than a typical Scottish Ale.
madvike (2666) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Malt House - Amber pour with a foamy white head. Smells hoppy and mild, with some decent caramelly notes. Taste is malty and subtly hoppy -- it’s smooth and sessionable. I found myself taking huge gulps of this since it’s so easy drinking. It’s nice and creamy, but the carbonation was dialed up a bit too much for my liking. There’s nothing too crazy going on with this beer, but it gets some higher marks for being tasty and easy-to-drink.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky amber with an abundant beige head, good sticky lace. Aroma has a bit of smoke and toffee, quickly fades. Flavor combines apple cider fruitiness with some chocolate and toffee malts, comes across as poorly harmonized and missing something to me. Medium body, a little bit tannic on the palate.
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A rather limp and lifeless scotch ale - thin for the style, with a lot of innocuous fruitiness and a clean cane sugar sweetness on the back end - there’s a bit of nutty flavor throughout as it warms, and a tiny bit of hops in the finish, but otherwise this is really boring.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: muddy burnt orange, creamy beige head,
Aroma: light malt aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, caramel and chocolate, just a hint of sweetness from the caramel, kept mostly dry by an earthy character, sweetness comes in with a light fruity character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of nuts, peat, leather, toasted bread, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, sticky molasses, mild hops, and toasted nuts.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at the Great Lakes Brewfest. Hazy copper with a thin off-whtie head. Aroma of toffee, sweet malt, bread and light roasted malt. Body is a bit thin with sweet malt, toffee, licorice, and grains in the flavor. Finishes semi-sweet but misses the mark for a Scotch Ale due to the thinness.
Ughsmash (7098) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear coppery amber with a nice cap of dark beige head. The aroma was sweeter and toasty with light smoke over caramel.. bit of an herbal impression surrounded.. nice balance in here. The flavor was also sweet with caramel and dried toffee at the core.. sweet finish with caramel and some odd pale malts.. just OK. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation on the palate.. again sweet throughout with a long, lightly smoky finish.