palantides77 (5) - USA - JUL 10, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome Scottish ale, tastes like cola and hops. dosnít sound like a great combo but it is!
dangelicom1 (17) - Shelton, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
great beer, you can really taste the heather. it is well hopped but not overwhelming. i brought back a few 22oz bottles for a rainy day. cant wait
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Some malt in the aroma. Lots of malt and even more peat in the flavor of this. Smoke and thickness throughout. One of the best scotch ales Iíve had.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Santa. Thanks! Wow, very few people have had this one. Pours deep blackish, with a gorgeous ruby hue through direct light. The head is small and tan. The aroma is big roasty malt, some chocoff, figgy fruit, nuts, and molasses. The taste is roasty malty, I dare say a tad rauchy, with some dark chocolate hints and some almond, molasses, and mid-palate hops. The rauch slowly creeps up in intensity as it warms, and the palate on this one is full bodied and complex. This is the perfect beer to sip by a fireplace. Bravo! Do yourself a favor and get ya some of this, or trade with someone who can!
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally my last Atlantic brew from their collection. I now have the run the full gamut of their beers. This is a wonderful way to finish too! Aroma is floral, thereís the hop floral, and then heather flowery smells. Supposedly this beer is brewed with heather, so I guess that makes sense. The body is really smooth, nice and pleasant on the palate, taste is also very flowery. Itís dry and malty also, as you would expect a scottish to be and a little sweet (from the malt). Very well made beer from one of my favorite brewers in this state. These guys always put together pretty solid beers, with the limited supply of this one itís really a shame because this is probably their best (as far as general appeal to the beer community goes). Get it if you see it!
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown/black body with ruby-red highlights and a thin film of light tan head. Smells roasty, slightly peaty, with chocolate notes. Tastes sweet and malty, with roast, caramel, chocolate, and hints of peatiness. Medium to full in body with moderate carbonation. A good combination and balance of flavors, though it reminds me of some mid-point between a Scottish and Scotch ale. A solid and flavorful beer.
piwodevo (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
damn. i canít believe my mom scored this beer for me while on a cruise of the Northeast. She blind-picked a doozie. Nice cola-colored, filtered body. short tan head. the flavor was smooth, with pronounced smokiness. hops were almost indetectable. a very drinkable, malty treat, with a wonderful complex flavor. thanks mom!
jrob21 (2166) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish, brownish color with a decent off white head. Slight malty aroma, getting some plum. Taste is well balanced with nice malt and slight hint of roasted malt. Best one from these guys so far. Slight chocolate aftertaste. Leaves you with a slight sweet taste. Medium bodied. Finish is long, complex, and satisfying. Good beer.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle poured into my makeshift thistle glass (upside down "Uncola" 7-Up glass from back in the day). Color is dark brown with red tints and no clarity. Medium head but seems to never dissipate. Aroma is present and well balanced, first an airy lightly sweet toffee comes up on the nose and right away itís backed up with a punch of smokiness with a woodsy feel all around. Very well rounded aroma where the elements compliment each other. Taste is more peat smoke with a bark flavor and more like a slippery-syrup toffee. Just lightly sweet and a well rounded flavor all around, low bitterness. Leaves this original woodsy and leafy aftertaste (must be the heather?). A nice light medium body with below moderate, which feels very nice on the cheeks (felt but not overwhelming). Really enjoyable and no alcohol felt at all. This is what I want my Scotch Ale to taste like, thirst quenching, returnable, and highly recommended.
BBB63 (5601) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle and served in my La Chouffe glass: Pours a brown hue with some reddish highlights topped by a fading beige head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and rye bread, prune, star anise, smoked wood, heather, herbal and grassy hops, and some walnut esters. The taste is moderately malty sweet with a fruity twang, very balanced and drinkable for the style. Gets a bit herbal and woody towards the finish, I swear there is rye in this beer. The mouth feel is medium-bodied with a lively dance upon the palate before heading towards a dry finish.
Really a fine brew and a tad underrated IMO. Mikey Likey!!! (If this beer was brewed by Stone or Bells, it would be a 3.8 or better average beer, know that)