heemer77 (5076) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown and garnet body with a thin khaki head. The nose has tons of caramel and a little bit of fresh wood. There is also some fresh cooked pancake batter. The taste is rich toffee and old wood. The finish has a little bit of plastic and some smoke. I am not normally a fan of the style, but this one is decent.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby/brown color with a small head. Good malty and caramel aroma with light toffee. Rich malt flavor. Light grain and slightly nutty. A bit earthy.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a deep mahogany color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Aroma is light caramel malt and spice. Very light lacing. Flavor is primarily toasted caramel malt which lingers in the finish. Medium body. A decent beer.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby/garnet, thin white head fades quickly to moderate lacing. Nose is malt, oak, chocolate, hints of vanilla, some resinous hops. Really solid bouquet. Slightly funky malt notes up front, bit of sweetness, good scotch ale character, slight bitterness rounding out the finish. Good, but I feel like thereís something a little off, sort of a stale note thatís not overwhelming but noticeable enough to kind of throw the flavor off; maybe a hint of diacetyl? Really good crispness and carbonation, a little oily and creamy at the same time.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby brown with thick tan head and foamy lacing. Notes of malt and raisin. Well balanced taste. Smooth.
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color with weak off white head. Lots of caramel maltiness and nutty aromas. Smooth finish. I liked it!
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle). Pours dar k red color with thick head. Decent lacing and good carbonation. Aroma of caramel, roasted nut and some florals and perhaps cheese. Taste is malty sweet with a slight hop bitterness and the end. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is smooth and malty. For my tastes this is one to be consumed cold as the malts begin to assert themselves more as the beers warms. Not a fan of malty beers, but I could see myself drinking a few of these at a pub
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 Big Sky Brewing Company--Missoulia, MT--Heavy Horse Scotch Ale. 6.20% ABV. 20 IBUís. Thin head. Rich clear bright amber red color. Mild roasted pine heather Scottish front. Roasted malty toffee caramel rich Scottish body. Mild sweetness. Mild hop lingering fruit malt hint clean end. Smooth, Well Made & Tasty. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Fremont Oktoberfest on 9/24/2010.
Big Sky Brewing Company--Heavy Horse Scotch Ale--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 6.70% ABV. 20 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Thin mild lace light tan head. Thick no sediment pour. Clear dark red bronze color. Malty mild peat roasted fruit toffee malt front. Roasted mellow sweet malty rich toasted toffee smoked hint smooth creamy body. Malty clean mild hop nourishing satisfying end. Sampled 1/10/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $8.59 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 9/10/2010.
twindadplus2 (572) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep garnet color with a tight light walnut head. Aroma is nutty toffee and dark fruity sweetness. Flavor is sweet, creamy, roasted malt, fruit and a nice resiny bitterness at the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, on the high side of medium bodied. Very nice.
Mora2000 (5306) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glad to see a new Big Sky beer in Texas.
The beer pours a clear, deep red color with a tan head. A great looking beer. The aroma is very malty with a lot of toffee and caramel malt. I also get some dark fruit and a little bit of peet smoke. The flavor is also extremely malty. I get toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, cream, a little smoke and a little alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.