Taosmax (25) - - NOV 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma presents notes of caramel, chocolate, roasty goodness. Appearance is lovely. Pours clear dark red with minimal froth on top. Up to this point, Heavy Horse is tantalizing. The taste is quite malty, with caramel, vanilla, and chocolate notes grabbing my attention. I have to say that my palate wasn’t satisfied by this beer. It’s body is too light, the texture too thin, carbonation too soft. This isn’t the beer I expect when I ask for a Scotch Ale. In my opinion, this is a pretty good Brown Ale, but falls short of a Scotch. I expect a Scotch Ale to be more present and assertive, with some body, warmth, and hop bitterness.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled from Valley Farm. Sweet roasty nose with some toasted maltiness. Roasted malts up front. Some sweetness and more maltiness. Pretty well balanced. Roasted finish.
Fields8118 (6) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Honestly I don't get much aroma (but I'd have a hard time smelling a fart in a porta john lol) the color is a deep amber to almost brown, head is a light tan. I don't get as much Scotch as I was wanting, but this beer is very smooth and has hints of vanilla. It finishes as smooth as a baby bottom with no bitterness at all. Over all this is an easy drinker but leaves a little more to be desired from a scotch ale.
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radagast83 (6341) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, provided by Travlr, thanks Gene! Poured a clear nutty amber color with a light tan head. Aroma was some sweet, toasted caramel notes, some earthy notes to it too. Caramel taste, sweet notes. Pretty drinkable.
Travlr (18699) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of. Urnt caramel, light licorice. Taste is sweet and smooth caramel, butterscotch. Not bad.
chucklemation (1040) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth ale with a scotch flavor and some hints of sweet vanilla. Delicious.
Holtguy (145) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2013 Best part of this beer is the aroma and appearance. Has good flavor, sweet and malty. Kind of heavy, and lacks a little of the bitterness and/or alcohol burn of some of the better Scotch Ales. But, very good nonetheless.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Nice sweet taste of fruits. A good balanced beer. I found myself wanting another
ttoadee (1112) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, dark amber, slight tan head. Nose is caramel, hint of smoke and dark fruit. Sweet. Middle is roasted malt and cherries. Finish is more sweet malt. Nicely balanced.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear, ruddy light brown with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of bread, brown sugar, vanilla. Taste of caramel and nuts with just a hint of grassy hops.Lots of malty goodness here.