DarkElf (3028) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft: Big Horse Brew Pub in Hood River, OR) Not a whole lot of aroma to this Scotch, but it’s packed with flavor. Predominantly sweet and caramely, a mild bitterness lends some balance, and a gentle smokiness comes out in the finsh. After a vigorous swirl, a sweet and caramely nose is coaxed out. Full bodied, coating and slightly sticky on the palate, long-lasting sweetness stays on after the finish. Attractive ruddy brown colored body, with a light-tan, but short-lived head that fades to a small ring and leaves no lacing on the glass. Another solid effort on this Scotch Ale.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ brewpub. Color was a strange (for a Scotch) brown cloudy color more akin to a dunkleweizen. Thin soapy head. Flavor not smoky, not strong. No off flavors, bur little flavor period. I love Scotch Ales, and this one was probably one of the worst I’ve had.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy sweaty flavor, sweet maltiness, that tastes almost flat. Flavors are short lived, with some caramel and toffee and bready biscuit notes. Balanced roastiness.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The MacStallion I had was not a 90/- but a 5% regular ol’ Scottish. So this brew may very well a different interpretation of the theme each time out, or I had a new brew. Light brown colour, hazy. Fruity, sugary nose. Firm malty character, toasty but maybe not so chewy nor flavourful.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, off white head and some lacing. Sweet malts, caramel, small roast and slight earthy hops. Sweet malts in the flavor with some fruits. Bitter hops with some spices. Finishe with a warming alcohol.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Deep ruddy brown with a nice off-white head. Very clear. Good lacing left. Caramel, a touch of smoke generalized medium roasted grains. Medium bodied, quite smooth. Hits the mark with the malt being predominant and just the smallest hints of hop bitterness. LIghtly noticeable smoke, caramel and some chocolate in flavor. Well done.
IndianaRed (2190) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the BrewPub. Clear orange with a small off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Lots of sweet malt flavor. fruity. Nice flavors but a bit unusual. Very soft carbonated.
BuckeyeBoy (2469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at the Brewpub pours out a clear amber topped with a cream head. A nice little sweetness on the malt. verty tasty.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark amber wtih a smooth white head. Long caramel malt flavor, fruity and woody. Great balance and smooth palate. One of the best beers they were serving.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2007 Ruby mahogany color, thin head, no lacing. Nose of peat malts, sweet melanoidins and earthy hops. The flavor is smoky and sweet, very caramelly and sweet, balanced mouthfeel, moderate body, very nice smoke. Level, clean, thick and drinkable. Very nice with a hoppy tail.