DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this via firkin over the weekend. Nothing unique done to it. Pours a light brown with thin head. Sweet flavor and aroma, albeit a bit mild. Its ok.
rollinsr (411) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a small layer of almond head. Very sweet aroma with strong fig esters. Taste perpetuates the strong and sweet figgy esters. The flavor lingers on the palate leaving a nice sweet pruny and figgy fruit sweetness. Very nice scotch without the smoky peat flavor .
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in color with a decent sized cream colored head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, light peat and earth. Taste is of caramel, malt, chocolater and a little leather.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Another entry into the AW BHoF! Big Sky nailed it with this brew; simply nailed it! It pours up a deep mahogany body with a nice 1-finger head that hangs around for quite a while. Scents of rich malts and dark fruits like cherries and plums precede the flavors of sweet malts, caramel and dark fruits. Put the sense of smell and taste into overdrive by breathing in through your nose just as you are drinking some of this fine brew!! Oh yeah! Thereís just enough hit of hops to make this one amazingly fine brew! This is a easy session brew so keep track of how many you enjoy!
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.
Appearance: Clear mahogany with an almost yellow head.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, and cherry are fairly strong. Some floral, spicy and metallic English hops. Smells more like a English Strong Ale than a Scotch Ale.
Taste: Fairly sweet with loads of caramel and dark fruits such as cherry, figs and raisins. Not as much hops as noted in the smell, just a light spicy and metallic finish. Straddles the line of cloying, but somehow the flavor profile works for me.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, odd finish. Since I did not knock the Taste score for almost being cloying, I while knock the Feel score for the residual sweetness.
Overall: Pretty good Scotch Ale. A little sweet and the finish and aroma is a little odd, but for some reason I simply like the taste. Isnít that good enough?
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion
Ar: Aroma is toffee, burnt sugar, and a touch of tamari, a bit of chocolate.
Ap: Pours a clear reddish copper with a 1" frothy manila head. Nice lace.
T: Doesnít have nearly the sweetness Iím used to in a Scotch Ale. Flavor profile is similar to aroma. Mild hops shine through on finish.
P: Medium body with mild to moderate carbonation.
O: This is a fine beer, but I think it lacks a lot of the richness that I look for in a Scotch Ale. Still solid though.
dfinney23 (1957) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice and malty, lots of sweet caramel but offset with some bitter and savory notes. Not the best Scotch ale Iíve had but pretty good.
andyhwcinc (1568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Breeze Thru Liquors in Milwaukee, WI; enjoyed on a nice mid August Thursday night, about to be buried in work. Appearance a nice dark brown caramel with a thin white off white head that rims around the glass. Aroma mostly of roasted malts, a small hint of plums, maybe a little chocolate in the back. Taste is pretty good and flavorful, mostly malty with some English hop bitterness, rather low carbonation, seems somewhat tame but still enjoyable. Happy to have tried this.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at papago 9/9/10.
clear. pours the color usually associated with scotch ale (if not a shade lighter) with a tannish head and lasting ring.
there is some sort of fruitiness in the aroma which i canít identify... along with toffee, malt, nuttiness and some mild milk chocolate.
the palate is not as sweet as i expected it to be (and low for the style) while the flavor mirrors the aroma. there is a dry woody finish which lingers as well as helps make the medium body very drinkable. it lacks the warmth typical in the style but that makes it easier to drink (a style i normally donít care for). 6/3/6/4/15
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very nice aroma of roasted flavor. had on tap and was dark amber red. overall very nice touch