Rib Eye (148) - USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The best thing I have had from Appalachian Brewing. The commercial deScription of the flavor is accurate. There are better Scottish ales out there, but this is very nice for the price.
Sirmixsomewhat (172) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good beer. Full bodied and full of flavor, it doesn’t get in the way of what you’re eating and it’s really smooth on the finish. After about a week in the fridge, though, it had lost significant head and carbonation. I was pretty bummed to see how it didn’t keep very long.
Dacrza (774) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: November 28, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Victory HopDevil nonick... OCCASION: Cavs/Nets nail-biter after the lighting of our Christmas tree... APPEARANCE: dark amber body, reminiscent of a black and tan; thin, off-white head that holds to a balanced disc... almost too dense to detect effervescence... AROMA: malt-forward, with fruity hops suggesting cherries making for a nuanced aroma; traces of peat, but the sweetness of toasted malts rides the nostrils... PALATE: medium-bodied, textured and warming; a sessionable feel at 5.2%... slightly active at the teeth, with a paradoxically soft, lingering aftertaste... resisting the urge to suggest cola, but it has the bubble and late fizz... TASTE: light in this aspect, with some toasted bread malts and a touch of smoky peat.. otherwise, a blunted, malted end...some nutty flavor, like hazelnut, as well... OVERALL: a pleasant, easy-drinking pint that can easily be seen as "brewpub favorite," as the company line states...a great match for a rainy night such as this...
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to a pint. Hazy brown with thin head. Fresh malty sweetness. Smooth balanced sweet caramel and honey notes. Very Nice...
wxman (1688) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tao at the source. Pours a clear amber with a decent light tan head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel malt, buttered biscuits and mild hops. Really decent.
generallee08 (767) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was served on tap at the Appalachian Brewing Company. The glassware was a basic pint glass.
Appearance: It has a dark coppery amber colored body with good clarity and some visible carbonation. It was topped by a small slightly off white head which settles quickly leaving just a light ring of foam at the edge of the glass.
Smell: The aroma is fairly light overall. I mostly pick up sweet maltiness and caramel candy like notes in the nose.
Taste / Palate: The sweet maltiness jumps right out and dominates the palate. It brings heavy notes of caramel, toffee and syrup in its deep malty character. Hop flavor and bitterness is very light and just noticeable late in the finish. Overall though it still finishes on the sweet malty side. The feel is medium, smooth and softly carbonated.
joejames (454) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear mahogany, quick white head, no lacing, very little retention. Aroma is slightly smoky and caramel. Taste is sweet, no real bitterness to note. Light bodied, under carbonated, mouth feel is watery. Finishes sweet with notes of toffee, sugar, smoke and nuts. Didn’t care for this, too sweet.
npeifer2308 (5) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amazing amber/burgundy color but taste and aroma are lacking and leave me wanting more out of it.
Nephilium (1616) - Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet bready malt aroma, pours a clear reddish-brown with a full light tan head. Very sweet malt flavor, with a moderate body, and a lingering sweet finish. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but those who are like this one. I would probably not get it again.
jrodooo5 (1403) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fairly disappointing scotch! It pours a nice burgundy but has no head or lacing. The aroma has some sweet caramel malt. The taste has a hint of the caramel but is rather thin and doesn’t hold much flavor in the finish. It’s a bit too light and watery to be a good scotch. Ok but not recommended!
Darkmagus82 (2180) - - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-4-12
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Poured a wonderful copper color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a very light amount of lacing.
Smell – Malty aromas are the heaviest. Lightly roasted breadiness with some notes of caramel mixed within.
Taste – Starts out with a roasted malt flavor with an ever so light sweetness. The sweetness fades and leaves only a roasty malt flavor on the tongue. This flavor sits alone for quite some time, until at the end the taste bitters up a very light oak and alcohol flavor coming to the tongue. Overall it leaves a slightly dry and kind of boring flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body is slightly below average with the carbonation level being rather average as well.
Overall – Nothing too special here. It has a decent lightly roasted flavor, but is somewhat boring; nothing to really go out of the way for