partchapol (42) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma, appearance, smoothness are good but it taste lighter even than English tea......
EtTuCthulhu (758) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
When poured from the draught can, the aroma was subtle with hints of toasted and nutty malts and sweet bread yeast, and the appearance combined a copper color with a nitro head that builds slowly from bubbles into a pillowy, creamy off-white foam. The taste is mildly sour, slightly sweet, and a touch bitter; also, the palate combines a medium body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, and an abrupt finish.
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
As much as I wanted to love this ale I found it unremarkable. A bit thin, and I think that there was some deterioration due to light.
DavidWoodruff (385) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Malty with some skunky notes.
Appearance: Amber with a thin off-white head.
Flavor: Smoke, dry malt and cork.
Palate: light to medium bodied with mild carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: Much better than I expected seeing how this has been generally rated.
raradel (278) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looked like a red Guinness coming out! Taste like a scot-ale but with the head of a nitro-stout. Flavors are very euro, like a harp, but the body helps the palate. Nice overall.
OKplus (673) - 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 (612) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerFunGuy (413) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dnicolaescu (413) - 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.