TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jolly Scot 80-(shilling) Scottish Ale. This beer has a very interesting history. Harrisburg, PA was settled by Irish, Scottish, and German immigrants, and Appalachian Brewing Company, is not the first Harrisburg brewery to brew a beer called Jolly Scot. In fact, their beer, is a tribute to the original Jolly Scot beer that was brewed in Harrisburg for decades by the R.H. Graupners Brewery that closed in 1950. This is an absolutely delicious, malty Scottish ale, with lots of flavor and character.
The Jolly Scot Scottish Ale pours to a beautiful, deep caramel to ruby red color with a thick and creamy tan head, and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with lots of big sweet malt aromas of caramel, toffee, and light toasty aromas. The palate is firm, with lots of good sweet and caramel malty flavors, paired with flavors of buttered toast, and just a hint of butter scotch/toffee in the back ground. Jolly Scot finishes with more sweet malty flavors up front, then ends with just enough hop bitterness to balance this beer, so it is not too sweet or cloying.
This is a delicious, very malt accented brew. I was very impressed with this beer.
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from a variety pack.. pretty damn good if I must say so... A dark amber appearance with nice head. A faint caramel aroma.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Nice, sweet malty nose. No hop, which is ok for style.
Appearance: Light brown color, with a slight tinge of red.
Flavor: Caramelly, sweet malt flavor dominates throughout the glass. Very slight hopping. Somewhat smoky in the finish which adds a little complexity.
Mouthfeel: Medium light mouthfeel.
Overall: Very malty and too style. Very solid Scottish Ale.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer rocks!
It's crystal clear with a beautiful copper hue. Small, fizzy, khaki-colored head which is fully diminishing and leaves no lacing.
The aroma is extremely rich with huge notes of English milk chocolate, butter, caramel and English toffee. Toasted cashews arise in the nose as an afterthought.
The flavor is very rich and malty up front. It's like drinking a fizzy, liquid Cadbury's Caramello bar. Balanced perfectly on the backside via a very nice hop addition.
Lightly medium-bodied with a creamy yet fizzy mouthfeel. Very lengthy, crisp & clean finish with lingering notes of chocolate and clover. Rose pedals at the very wee end... strange, but true.
Interesting and tasty Scottish Ale! World Class beer and one of my favorites. Highly recommended for MaltHeads!!!
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My beer of choice at ABC.
ndfreak77 (96) - USA - DEC 19, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice red color with slight carbonation. Nice sweet caramel taste with a good aftertaste. This is probably my favorite ABC beer so far.
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Scott, they do make. Big chocolate, carmel, and a hint of roasted nuts. English style hopping, and as far as I could tell, a true to style beer. Cheers to the brewery on this one.
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a very hoppy scent to it but didnt really have the hop flavor. A nice sweetness to it that I did not expect. Very happy with this.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle, an extra from beastiefan2k. Thanks man!!! A dark brown color with tan head. Cookie is the first thing I pull out of the aroma, with roasted mat, some mild pine hop, toffee. Flavor is very smoky, medium sweet malt, and only slightly fruity. Medium bodied and lightly carbed that quickly fades, leads to some creaminess. A very heavily malt based beer but with a lot going on.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2001
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly nice, smooth Scottish ale with a pleasing color and a soft, possibly peaty, aroma. Good right from the bottle.