bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, subtle vinous, and light roasted grain. Flavor of caramel malt, peat, toffee, and some herbal hops.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Anchor, Wichita, KS.
Pours a deep, thick mahogany amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet malt with cherries and rasperries, and a slight oak and peat/seaweed essence. Flavor is tea leaves, raisin/seaweed malt, and a slight cherry finish. Average mouthfeel. Too funky and discombobulated.
gringo332 (496) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very ruddy dark copper with a tan head. Rich malty aroma. Med body/foamy carb. Rich warm malt flavor with a bit of hop. It drinks well. Finishes malty but not sticky.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour. Beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet smelling. Maply syrup, brown sugar, dark agave syrup. Flavor is too damn sweet. Some ok fruity flavors and a pretty nice mouthfeel, but too sweet.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown. Light malt aroma. some caramel in the flavor with lightly roasted grain. Thin and watery, and lacking in flavor. A poor attempt.
milewide (1315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown, clear, color. Modest head. Thin body. Aroma and taste is a sweet carmel, which is appropriate for the style. Not much hop bitterness.
Nsanders (331) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with very high clarity and a long lasting small head. It had an aroma of caramel, alcohol and bread. The flavor is somewhat sweet and fades quickly away. It has a medium mouthfeel with very little carbonation. This beer went very well with a pork roast.
johnnyoski (387) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a thin off white head. Caramel, brown sugar and ripe fruit aroma. Taste is on the sweet side with raisin, caramel, ripe fruit and a hint of peat. Finishes somewhat bitter with an off flavor. Soft carbonation with a syrupy texture. Not a great representation of the style and a little too sweet for my liking.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Binnyís of Orland Park. Pours clear dark copper with tan head. Aromas of toffee, peat, and caramel malts. Flavors of smokey peat, toffee, caramel malts, and a bit of chocolate. Decent Scottish Ale.
Beaver (1159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a copper brown with a medium light tan head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is subdued - peaty caramel malts with a little fruit and perfume.
The flavor is sweet caramel/toffee malts and a touch of fruit with some smoky peat and a dry lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall, a solid Scotch ale - not my favorite style.