MattShizzle (542) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Bottle. Deep copper-brown color, slightly cloudy. Rich malty, slightly sweet aroma. Good - definitely malty with some roastiness too.
***ETA*** this description was for the first beer in the case. Unfortunately, about half the bottles were SOUR - ie infected. Original score was close to 4, but such a bad thing nukes the score. That it turned out like that is absolutely not acceptable.
floydslip (201) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish brown beer with a thin white head of small bubbles. Nose is virtually non-existent with some barely discernible sweet malt notes. Flavor is definitely on the sweet side, although not overwhelmingly so, with some nutty caramel flavors that are pretty tasty followed by a light bitterness that gives a touch of contrast. There isnít much else there, but what is there is pretty good. I enjoyed the taste, but the lack of aroma really drags it down.
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Mild Caramel, Mild Chocolate Malts
T: Caramel, German Malts, Mild Chocolate
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Semi Drying
Overall, a light Scotch Ale that isnít overly sweet and very drinkable, mild hop character mixed in.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a big pillowy off-white foam head that lingers. Sweet maltly aroma with notes of roasty malts and toffee. Flavor was malty and roasted with an almost sourdough bread taste and a slightly smoky element. It finishes with a bitterness which leaves with an aftertaste of the same. Body is medium to full with light carbonation
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, brown/amber color with a lighter tan color along the bottom of the glass. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, yeast, caramel, and slight chocolate. Fits the style of a Scottish Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, yeast, slight sweet malt, slight caramel, hint of dark citrus, and slight grain. Overall, a good body, blend, and aroma.
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Toasty caramel malt aroma. Deep amber with a small beige head. Follows the nose with toasty caramel malt flavor with a touch of peat. Light body, average carbonation.
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, reddish tinge, I expected more smoky notes, but this was still a decent attempt. I canít say Iím a huge fan of the style.
bubbleflubber (1853) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into the glass, with a diminishing eggshell head that reduces to sparse lacing, almost no ring of bubbles. The nose is of chocolates and malt. The flavors are similar, light toast, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate and a definitive Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink essence. The body is light, active on the palate, not seriously "substantive" nor complex, but itís by far the best mass-produced offering from the brewery Iíve had in a long line of trial offerings. It finishes a bit doughy (as is the predominance of many Appalachian brews), but has enough Scotch Ale contingencies to at least be considered an attempt.
amild (4) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Donít like the beer at all. Just tasted awful. I hope that you donít try it. Ok appearance but donít like it.
radio_nowhere (915) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from variety pack. Poured into pint glass, very deep clear amber-copper color with creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, toast and some chocolate notes. Taste is very creamy, roasty sweetness dominating, notes of toffee with the slightest of earthy hops. Medium body, malty and sweet. My first Scottish ale, maybe a few other examples can win me over for this style.