milewide (2031) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich brown color. Sweet Carmel taste. Nice change of pace from an IPA. Modest sweet aroma.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at HopCat, clear dark orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of grass, caramel, toffee, slight nutty notes, hints of roasted notes. Taste was caramel, toffee, toast into some slight orange, grass, fruit, nuts, finishing slightly sweet.
badhack (499) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt, barley, caramel, sugar. Poured dark red/brown, clear, thick head, heavy body. Light hop finish.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
66 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear dark reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, nuts, and dried fruit - with a slightly dry finish.
swesson (364) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ballast Point brewpub in Little Italy San Diego. Pours a dark red and makes a beige head. Aroma is of malted barley and raisin and plum. Tastes like caramel and malt and light hops. What a treat! There are several poor interpretations of scotch ale but the folks at BP totally get this right. Great example of the style.
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MayumiH (879) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Light nuttiness, roasted malts and some hops. Smooth body. Not bad at all.
hohops (779) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg. Appearance is deep ruby red, with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, toasty malt, hop undertones. Taste- some chocolate, malts, becomes more bitter towards the finish with some hoppiness. Nice.
RichTheVillan (6511) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; clear dark copper pour with a thin white head, aroma has dark fruits plus caramel, taste has sweet caramel, hob nob biscuit, light fruit, roast malts.
patricks110 (2409) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent brew for sure with a rich body, light toffee and carmel malts, a bit of bitterness. My only problem is that the profile is monotone and finishes blandly. Pours a dark leather brown with a thin beige head. Nice malt base, nuts, toffee.
theOptimator (363) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is raisin, sweet malt, plum, stone fruit, floral hopping. Appearance is orange copper crystal clear with medium frothy off white head that retains well. Taste is rich malt forward, raisin, plum, stone fruits, hint of darker malt adds to malt complexity without becoming roasty. Hop flavor almost nonexistent. Just enough darker malt and light hop bitterness to keep from being cloying. Palate is medium but crisp. Chewy for such a small beer. Bright minerally aftertaste. Overall a nice scottish. A hard to find style that is done nicely here.