arnold931 (729) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark copper with off white head. Nose and taste is nice caramel. Very good.
X (45) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really bland and watery. Not the kinda thing you’d imagine the people in Scotland drink, but hey maybe they do.
dutch23mp (290) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
All the taste of a scottish ale and very well done. Great blend of malts and hops balanced and wonderful on the taste buds. A brew I would like best in winter
Fatehunter (1474) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body.
The aroma is caramel, candy and brown sugar. Rich but nice.
The taste has a good dose of malt but maintains a good balance not letting the sweetness run wild. Caramel mostly.
The texture is thicker with low carbonation.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Clear reddish amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of butterscotch. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, a bit of butter and toast. Medium-bodied.
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite styles but nit to many made in So Cal. Nice toffee aroma some fruity esters if raisin and prune, but very slight. Did not distract for over all malt experience. Nice rich mouthfeel. Great brew
zoucrew102 (730) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Toasted malt aroma with notes of caramel, light smokey peat and a bit of nuttiness. Pours copper colored with a fairly thin, but resilient tan head and good lacing. Starts with roasted malt and caramel flavors. Fairly thin in the body for a Scottish ale however. Finishes smooth with a nutty flavor as well as a touch of peaty smoke. Solid scotch ale, though a little thin bodied.
Ernest (6514) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (apricot, orange, flowers), with light notes of toffee and black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
A solid, easy-drinking brew. Rather timid but pleasant nose, and quaffable flavor balance makes it easy to enjoy, as does the nice color and fairly well-lasting head. Probably the only minor annoyance is the noticeable cottonmouthy astringency...it doesn’t ruin it, but it’s just enough to be distracting. Simple but good.
swoopjones (6558) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Moor Pat, Williamsville, NY. amber, red-brownish pour, medium bodied, light head. malt dominate, some chocolate, very mild peat. sweet malts. very drinkable. decent
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, biscuit. Taste is biscuit, little sweet, light hops, little fruity. Very tasty, very UK style.