riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruit and almost rotten fruit nose. Very malty lots of dark fruit rotten a little tartness perhaps. Too one dimensional and sweet for my liking when it comes to Scotch Ales. Murky red brown pour with fleeting foam.
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tacoma Craft Beer Festival - 2009
Aroma: Big malt bomb with lots of good hops to boot for the aroma.
Appearance: Deep Amber in color, Clear with a light head.
Flavor: Roasty/Smooth malt with a Carmel and light fruitiness.
Palate: Dry Finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: One kick butt Scotch ale. Big Al is a great brewery.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/9/09 On draft at the taproom. Aroma is sharp and malty, with a touch of molasses, lots of plum and grape bubblebum and a faintly alcoholic background. appearance is hazy copper, like aged honey, with a well maintained cream colored head and substantial lacing. Flavor is substantial roast malt and earthy hopping forward, with a background of sweet cream and sour malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a low carb texture and light warmth. Overall, a great malt lover brew for those that like a bit of texture and bite.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cinnamon and brown sugar, maple syrup. Somewhere between deep orange and bronze. Creamy toasted marshmallow, smooth and sweet. Some floral notes and very enjoyable to drink.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber hued grainy body with a thin whispy ecru head. Rich malt character. Some toffee notes with soft peaty hints. Strong presence of peach and plum with a yeasty ester note.