OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours a clear ruby copper with a 1/2 inch white head that settles down forming a nicely formed collar.
S - Rich toffee and caramel malt, apricots, musty grain, skunky at first but dies out as it sits.
T - Starts of with sweet toasted toffee malt. Berry fruit and apricots come around and add to the rich malt. Grassy and floral hops come in and add balance to the sweetness. Finishes crisp and clean. Aftertaste is toffee malty goodness.
M - Heavy side of medium body. Rich and creamy, great carbonation.
Well I didn’t expect much out of this clear bottled brew, but I quickly changed my mind after the pour. This has excellent sweet malt flavor and combination of the carbonation and hops add perfect balance. Delicious Scottish Ale!
Serving type: bottle
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a nice Scottish ale. Very smooth. Pours a beautiful red with a thick white head. Not any smell. Taste however is very creamy, and sweet, with a slight bitter finish. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks.
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BeerFunGuy (745) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer has a brown color with a thick creamy head. It is smooth with very little bite. A much more mellow flavor than I expected.
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dnicolaescu (945) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: Medium, tan, frothy. Colour: amber, brandy-like.
Aroma: strong bitter hops, caramel, nutty.
Taste: solid hop bitterness, a bit of caramel, some spiciness (orange peel?).
sliderider (4) - - APR 20, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straight from 12oz. bottle
Beautiful red-copper color, like new pennies used to look. Aroma of faint citrus. Citrus aroma carries over to palate when drinking. Very clean taste with nothing that shouldn’t be there. Single finger head reforms with every sip from bottle and stays around a while before dissipating. Very refreshing. Like many European brews, the alcohol content is higher in the US than what they sell at home but still a good session beer. I was quite surprised by this. I will be looking to try other Scottish Ales if they are all like this.
Packaging is very attractive, it was what drew my attention to it originally after all. Bottle shape is unique, label and carrier art fit with the beer perfectly. A brew that stands out from the crowd in every respect but a little pricey. Cost me $10.49 for a six of 12oz bottles but worth every penny. I’ll be trying this one again.
hockey9930 (115) - - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Poured from a 15 oz can. Reddish brown with a 1in long-lasting creamy head . Sweet light malty and nutty aroma. Very nutty and light malt, caramel flavor as well. Would be an excellent taste if was a bit thicker and richer, it tastes a little watered down. Medium-bodied and smooth, palate is a bit oily. I had to lower the rating because it just tastes too watery.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Balanced well. Good hop and malt flavors. A little watery but not enough to ruin the overall experience. Decent.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark copperish red. Malty, very sweet, yeasty and slightly dry. Thick feel with a creamy head.
beerbaaron (1347) - Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish Brown. Very small white head. Earthy hop aroma, a bit skunkyish, a little nutty, some dried fruit. Tastes better than it smells. Flavor is sweet and malty, a little nutty, some dryness in finish, solid bitterness. Fairly smooth, medium body. Decent but not a favorite.
MarinEvelyn (597) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
strong smell as soon as the beer is opened. Like a really strong beer burp. After the burp subsided, I could smell malts and deep, dried fruit.
Nice auburn, ruby color. Little to no head.
Slight liquor taste. malt. nutty. Occassionally I taste something a little lighter, possibly fruity. Sometimes it leaves a bit of an old taste in my mouth. A very interesting beer.