BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m 90% sure this uses sugar to attain a higher alcohol level -- it just doesn’t taste like it relies on natural maltiness. Still, Arcadia’s version is an ok beer that still exhibits plenty of caramel maltiness and even a touch of hops. Very dark chestnut color with minimal head but rich body. Recommended, but this is "a world apart" from anything actually produced in Bonny Scotland, as Brits from any of the provinces tend to avoid adding sugar (which is one of the reasons most of their beers are 4.5% or lower but taste great!) But this one would specifically qualify as a nice Winter warmer, for it has a certain cold-weather blankety softness in its sweetness and a potent stout finish -- recommended in the end. ... or should I say the Final Analysis ... maybe not, I’m gay-neutral! Just give it a try, you might like it (not GAY, this beer!)
JerseyBrew (50) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Every beer in this 6 pack was infected. No body left to the beer at all with a bunch of fruity notes. Horrible!! Not a wee heavy in any way. No one should ever buy a bottled beer from this company. This is the second 6 pack of a different beer that was infected. Over $20 and down the drain it went
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Optimatorjoe (6) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I drank this at Rattle n Hum in NYC. Good dark beer. Good aroma and very good tasting beer .I'd order again.
smroush (97) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma dominated by the malt as one would expect in a Scotch Ale. However there are some interesting aromas most notably a fruity, plum flavor. Also bread and caramel. The hop aromas are quite subdued. The alcohol is fairly apparent.
The head is a fairly sparse and short lived off-white color. The beer is dark brown with some ruddy color to the brown.
Taste includes above average sweetness and mild bitterness.
Body is medium to full; texture seems a bit sticky or slick from the alcohol or sugar. Carbonation is average which works well with this beer. The finish is fairly long, sweet and malty.
Overall this is a pretty good Scotch Ale; I particularly like the fruity plum notes.
TBone (13449) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Ginger Man, Nyc. Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Caramel and dark fruits in the nose. Medium-bodied. A bit liquerish palate. Toffee, dark fruits, some berries. Certainly quite typical Scotch Ale, but simple one. Aftertaste is mostly alcohol with some caramel.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent. Dark fruit flavors mixed with a slightly bitter mealtimes. Mild peaty flavor adds more depth to this one.
mike5326 (1081) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle. Medium brown color, small off white head. Medium scotch malt aroma. Medium body with a sweet malt flavor with light bitter accents and a medium finish.
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Luvystypotables (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of fruit, malt and scotch, pours a clear brown color with no carbonation and no head. Pleasant taste of malt and scotch with a scotch malt finish.
BVery (7439) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Very dark brown pour with crimson highlights. Soapy head. Good looking pour. Rich malty aroma with plum and sweet toffee, and a hint of roast. Might be getting a bit of black licorice in the taste, along with nut. Nice beer overall.
freeofthoughts (681) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2014 Bottle pours brown with a little burnt orange, khaki fizz. The aroma is close to English brown ale, light toasted bread and sweet malts with a little fruit. The flavor is sweet malty light molasses and a near toffee thing, slightly green drying hops in the back, this is actually really nicely put together and a wonderful brew on the way into imperial stout season.
oh6gdx (21776) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (backlog). Slightly hazy ambery brown colour with a small beigeish brown head. Aroma is leathery, toasted, mildly caramelly, long with some toffee and mild ripe fruits. Flavour is leathery, toffeeish, mildly ripe fruity along with some nutty and chocolaty notes.