BŁckDich (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.
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.
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at Gbbf 2011. I mean I love Oregon. I love the people the beers the wine the countryside. I will try to bear all of this in mind befre I drink a style that celebrates some kind of mythical Scots drink. Cloudy hazy mid brown with thin ring of bubbles. Its a very hoppy peppery esb. Yes some toffee yes some alcohol body but its an esb. Its a very decent fruity malty beer with good hop on end. Touch alcohol syrup but fine nonetheless
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.
BuckeyeBoy (2324) - 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.
BeerFanDan17 (948) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very tasty scotch ale. Good blend of smoke and spice... even somewhat nutty. Nice malty finish and true to the style.
oh6gdx (19630) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask@GBBF2011. Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, some mild caramel, mild wooden and leathery notes along with some nuttyness. Flavour is bready and caramel malts along with some crystal crispyness, toffee, wood and mild toasted notes. Also some slight spicy notes in the finish.
DarkElf (2988) - 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 itís 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.
IndianaRed (2041) - 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.