doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured as promised a garnet color, not much carbonation and absolutely no head. Crisp taste with the malt and hops. A bit thin for me. After taste was OK. Thanks to my Buddy Travelin’ Dave for bringing this back to me!
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft atvthe growler NYC. Dark brown color . Malty boozy taste but not much flavor. Not really a fan
jonhall (59) - - AUG 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle and everything just seemed ok to me. My go to scotch ale is Founders Dirty Bastard, and I'd rather have that than this. I'd drink this though if Founders wasn't available.
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DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Lightly hazed deep amber brown color. One finger of frothy tan head. Retention is a tad below average and a thin ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Caramel, toffee, and peat right from the start. Then an almost mineral rustic outdoors. Sweet, yet manageable. Hints of tobacco, raisin, and dates.
3.5 T: Wow, there’s a lot of flavor in here. Big peat component with layers of caramel and toffee. More fruity than the nose with plum joining tobacco, raisin, and date. Mineral and a touch of metal. It’s not dry or sweet, but somewhere in the middle. Viscous neutral maltiness however.
3.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a little bite to it. Light creaminess with a little more chewiness.
3.5 D: Good enough all around. Give it a try if you haven’t already.
DavoleBomb, Jul 09, 2013
stoutgap (51) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass, a muddy ruby color with an abundance of particles,very little off white head that left in a hurry.Good malt in the aroma, bread and caramel and slight raisin with low hop.Medium slick mouth with lively carbonation and a bitter finish,of average length with heavy sweetness.
nearbeer (4236) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. labeled 8% abv and bottled 10-31-2014. Pour is opaque chocolate-brown with a lasting film of creamy foam on top. Nose is earthy dried fig, dark toffee and red grapes. Taste is raisin, toffee, earthy peat and a hint of red wine. Medium-heavy body is smooth with medium carbonation and a nice balance.
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy dark reddish-brown with medium creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet sugary malt with some smoke, dark fruit and whiskey. Tastes of sweet malt, faint smoke and alcohol with some light hops in the finish. Medium bodied.
JerseyBrew (59) - 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 (137) - 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 (14267) - 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.