OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a dark mahogany brown. Thick tan head that leaves rings of lacing.
S - Smokey malt with hints of perfume and vanilla. Alcohol vapors come through as it warms.
T - Roasted malt that is both earthy and smokey. Black walnuts, muted wild flowers, and sweet oak. Finishes dry.
This is mellow but complex at the same time. Creamy with low carbonation. One of the more drinkable Scottish ales I’ve had.
Serving type: bottle
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the second offering from these folks that I must assume is spoiled. The pour is dark with minimal head. Aroma is vinous with a strong peat pretense. Flavor is that of red wine that’s opened too long - slightly vinegar, and sour grape. The fizziness of carbonation just make this seem like a bad wine cooler. Really a shame, as Scottish ales are one of my favorite styles, and I had big hope. But between this and the Real Ale, I’m thinking either they have serious quality control issue, or just make really awful beer.
Slubgob (264) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass. Opaque dark brown. Sweet malt with a touch of hops on the nose, in the mouth very full. A bit sweet, almost cloying. Moderate finish, leaves a bit if stickiness. Ok, comes scoffs as a higher ABV red, and I want it to be easier going.
jrodooo5 (1370) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Attractive w/ very nice aroma. The taste is just a touch underwhelming. It has that boozy Scottish feel but is lacking in the caramel that makes scots great. Still a sold beer as a whole tho!
Franckg (759) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bien malté. On sent un petit côté fumé. Assez douce en bouche et un goût de café s’installe en finale
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Sweet light molasses aroma with a fruity and herbal floral character. Opaque dark, ruddy brown under a quickly dropping off-white sheet. Sweet brown sugar flavour with low bitterness and very faint fruitiness. Medium body, low to moderate carbonation, sweet finish.
WVHouseofBeer (964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a frothy tan khaki head. Light aromas of smoked peat, toffee and caramel. Tastes more of the same with the caramel sweetness a little more pronounced. Good thick body. Overall a good solid beer but not spectacular.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Dark brown colour, thin tan head. Not a strong aroma, faint smoked peat, spring water. Taste is very mild, brown ale malt, kind of. Thick and creamy body. Overall, I didn’t get much from this, but what there was wasn’t bad.
Bulk_Carrier (3157) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown body with a finger of tan foamy head, no lacing.
The smell was smoky/ roasty through light coffee, light chocolate, and malts.
The taste was mostly sweet, eventually gets some bitter qualities through previously mentioned flavors.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, was pretty smooth, sessionable, bitter yet somewhat sweet aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this was a pretty good Scottish ale Id probably have again.
Slipstream (2319) - USA - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at City Swiggers. A malty, lightly smoky & bitter Scot, pretty dry for the style. Solid, but unspectacular.
TATE (394) - Lubec, Maine, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a thin tan head. Molasses aroma. Big malt flavor up from with a slight hop bite but most of the bitterness is from what appears to be roasted malt. There is a smokiness as well and the alcohol is noticeable. Overall a good beer and true to style.