00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think 3 floyds robert the bruce is the best scotch ale i have ever drank. Well that has changed. Pours a dark amber color with a sweet malt scent. Flavor was sweet malty and full of alochol. WOW!! What a wonderful example of a scotch ale.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to beerhandy for sharing this. Poured a dark redish brown color with a medium head. Sweet malty aroma with the alcohol present in the aroma. This one knocked me off my feet with the flavor of sweet malt and alcohol but the alcohol was not overpowering. Very Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. My first scotch ale and I Like it!! I will definitely be trying more examples of this style.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love Scotch Ale you know big malty brews with little to no hops just rich caramel malts and huge alcohol content.
Commercially they are hard to find
the scottish examples are weak and watery .Homebrewing is about the only way to get a decent one .or you could get some Alesmith because they know Scotch Ale
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Big thanks to TChrome for this. Pours dark brown (a super heavy ruby through my desk lamp) with medium light tan head and mucho laceo. Aroma of malt, almonds, walnuts, corn flakes, cognac, cabernet, some chocoff. Wonderful, complex aroma. Tastes malty, with a huge chocolate-hazelnut palate, combined with some spirits (cognac, Amaretto). Super smooth, and more chocolate and nuts as it warms. Like drinking a Godiva chocolate nut candy. The alcohol is non-existent. The palate is more exquisite than a shaved call girl on the tongue. This one would be great as a nut brown, a porter, or a scottish ale. I’ve given more big scores in the last 3 months than I can ever remember. Then again, I’ve ramped up my trading so that I have a nice stockpile. To me, theoretically all beers could be perfect, or they could all be garbage. This one is perfect. My 12th perfecto robusto. If I had known, I’d have saved this for 1,500. I still have the Alesmith Grand Cru. Stay tuned, same Bat time, same Bat channel.....Find this stuff at all costs, even if you have to go Faustian and sell your soul...it’s that damned good! Bravo, Alesmith.
jzzbassman (1456) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown with very little head. The aroma was smoky and subtle, with some chocolate. Flavor was big, with alcohol well disguised among copious caramel, malt, and cocoa/coffee, without being too cloying.
Thanks Mjames for bringing me back this incredible Scotch Ale.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL capped bottle (late 2004 release, aged 6 months): brilliant purpled-hued garnet with a full, fluffy and thick tan head. Rich, roasted aromatics of smoked birch, alcohol soaked raisins, burnt melon and a slight pinyness, complex and developing overtime as my nose gets accustomed to the initial Earthy shock – it is like lounging in the woods in the summer after a quick downpour and the sun has come back out…a wonderfully malted sugar coats the tongue while the onslaught of piney, roasted bitterness provides a beautiful and flavourful backbone. A chocolaty component (giving way to plums and bitter cherries) comes to the forefront as the liquid warms and develops. A great and complex treat, nice job guys.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogney color with a medium off white head. Aroma of toffee, cocoa, smoke and hint of cobwebs. Light sweetness, a hint of licorice followed by a nice smokey flavor, light hops in the dry finish.
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I shared a bottle of this with a friend. Pours dark brown, with pretty much no head. The aroma is nice and sweet and malty. Taste is also nice and malty, carmamel, and also the alcohol is slighty noticeable on the way down. The mouthfeel is great, very smooth and good for sipping. overall this beer is very good, perfect for late at night drinking and relaxing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is deep ruby brown with dense tan head...smell is quite malty and very smokey...richly fruity with a fantastic mouthfeel....sweet raisins, prunes, chocolate, caramel...alcohol almost not noticable...nice flavorful finish...damn this is good...
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red with off-white head. Roasted malt smell with sweet flavor and caramel hints. I loved this beer and actaually went back to get another glass.