DoublEE (782) - 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 (3609) - 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 (1458) - State College, 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 (2134) - 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 (1329) - 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.
JohnnyJ (5263) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at gettysburg location. Red clear pour, with a short, off white head. Caramel, light hop bitterness, malty, and somewhat watery. Iím not a fan of this style really.
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Ben on November 10th, 2012.
Appearance: Poure a nice dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of caramel malt, some faint smoke.
Taste: Faint bitterness, caramel, hint of grapefruit.
Palate:Medium light body, shirt aftertaste.
Summary: Solid scotch ale, a slightly under appreciated style. Solid beer.
Rotbart (155) - - NOV 2, 2012
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice reddish, coppery color with a nice foamy head. It had a light coffee aroma with a light bitter taste. Nicely pleasing on the palate with a robust coffee, caramel hit.
Dunkelstar (19) - Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red copper color with minimal head. Smell is sweet with hints of caramel. Smooth, cream like initial taste with caramel. Low hop medium malt. Good body. Smooth finish with a hint of bitterness. Overall a good beer.