BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2006 On-Tap at The Happy Gnome in St. Paul.
I am a fan of few things, but Scotch Ale is one of them. I have few to choose from in my neck of the Tundra, but Arcadia hit town a while back, and it has yet to disappoint.
This is the beer that separates the Scotch Ale from the Scottish Ale. This is definitely thicker, meatier, if you will, than my other fave in the latter category, Robert the Bruce. Highly recommend anyone who wants to know what all the hubbub is about regarding this autumnal style.
mike5326 (1056) - 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 (870) - 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 (7225) - 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 (679) - 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 (21326) - 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.
TheBear11D (349) - Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loch Down pours a dark purple to brown with a fairly decent sized bubbly tan head that does not last long. The aroma is earthy, plumb and grape. The flavor is dark fruit with plumb standing out the most. Overall this is a pretty decent beer.
kaser (3403) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Scotch and carmel taste. Poured from 12 oz bottle at home. Vanilla and whiskey nutty taste. Not a fan at the moment but I could try it again
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap: Ruddy copper with a moderate red tint, more so brown towards the core with a burnt beige cap. Aroma of dark fruits & mild floral notes. Metallic toffee, raisins, toasted malt, & the lightest hint of smoke. Flavor is a bit nuttier with more of that toasted bread, toffee & caramel malt flavor, although it remains on the dry side, never really getting sweet at all. Hints of dry, baked bread, anise, raisin, & faint cocoa powder towards the finish. Thin bodied for the style.
Niko100 (2116) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted/smoky malt, caramel/toffee, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses/syrup, hops, and some dark fruit; Warm finish; Not too bad.
ryrpat (165) - Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Absolutely awful. Not the Scottish ale I was hoping for. Tastes like awful cough syrup or even a hint or jäger. Couldn't be more disappointed.
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