BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2014 Sampled at ABR. Slightly murky amber pour. Small soapy white head. Caramel malt. Slightly sweet. Pretty yum.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Characteristic scotch ale appearance which is a plum brown with a watery body. The armoma is nice dark berry with minimized caramel. Very good for me who is not a big fan of sugary sweetness. The light caramel body has a liveliness and vitality to it. (Multi-hued with varying texture) Light bite. Cool, thinner body. Very light fruity taste dominates the caramel. The peat in the background has a medicinal flavor.
fiveacestx (710) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber - dark brown, medium head with some lacing. Malty, bready taste. Unimpressed.
crajun (1046) - , Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
big fan of this style and brewery but this was average. toasty malts plus some hops but not much really happening with this beer.
bookman10 (714) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, reddish-brown with minimal head. Aroma of malt and barley. Flavor is very muted for a Scottish ale--tastes more like a brown or nut brown ale. Some roasted malt, some sweetness. Itís easy to drink, but not especially memorable.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"if you like scotch ales, i canít see not diggin this. it smells exactly like a scotch ale should. Richly malty, with hints of peat and fruit and toffee. The flavor is much the same. Body lacking juuuuuust a tiny bit in richness, but thatís really nitpicking. A deal at $5 or so a bomber."
SlimHabib (277) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Dark amber with light brown head. Roasted malts and caramel aroma. Somewhat creamy with a light roasted malts taste. Very easy to drink.
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superspak (3143) - Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/24/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toast, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light roast, raisin, plum, apple, herbal, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light hop flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Scottish ale style. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt, yeast ester, and light hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours a copper color, normal adhesion, clear, moderate head. Mild aroma, good but sort of strange taste. Itís bitter, but kind of in the wrong way, itís not really complex. I donít think the 3-hour boil is good. A little light on the mouthfeel, too. Overall not a terrible beer, but not a great example of the style. I donít want my scottish ale "san diego style", all due respect.
chinchill (2668) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle served in a wine glass.
Pours with a very durable tan head that leaves some sticky lacing. The body is dark red-brown and clear but almost opaque.
Aroma: very pleasing malt forward with a touch of smoke.
Flavor: Very good flavor if a bit low in intensity. Low in smokiness for style. strength nutty flavor with dark grains and a impression of dark bread. Good, lingering malty aftertaste.
O: a bit tame for style but very enjoyable.