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!
BigDaveE59 (19) - - MAR 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a kilt lifter, not a froasch, but very very acceptable replacement. Tastes fantastic out of the bottle, and very pleasing in a glass. Try it, youll like it!
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best Scotch ale Iíve had in awhile. The body is heavy but still quite drinkable and has a nice light creaminess to it. One of their better offerings.
chucklemation (674) - Pontiac, 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.
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a perfect pint. Somehow this only have 3 other reviews despite my purchasing it a couple months ago.
3.5 A: Clear medium amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy tan head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 D: Deep caramel and toffee. Huge toastiness that is just such a pleasure to take in. Itís pretty simple, but it sure as hell is potent and it smells wonderful.
4.5 T: Taste is much like the nose. Big caramel and a huge toastiness. Toffee underneath. Flavors slap your palate silly. Big nuttiness. Such perfect harmony among the flavors and a potency to keep you loving it.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Light creaminess. Good here.
4.5 D: Damn good beer. Big, bold flavors that you canít help but love.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-18-2012 02:01:32
Lemke10 (864) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This Scotch Ale pours a dark brown with a had that last for a fair while as a good scent of malts tickles your nose. It has a bold flavor that is not too strong but also not too weak either. Has a slight nutty taste that finishes rather nicely with little after taste. A very nice find.
superspak (3140) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/21/2013. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light chocolate, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, raisin, fig, apple, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown bread, brown sugar, light roast, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale. All around great balance and complexity of malt and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle served in a Southern Tier tulip
A - Clear dark chestnut with a yellow tinted head.
S - Dripping with caramel and toffee malts, dried figs, raisins, bruised peaches, toast with jam.
T - Sweet caramel and toffee malts, raisins, dried dates, brown sugar, some nutty earthiness in the background, pecan shells come to mind. Has a woody alcahol flavor towards the end. Finishes toasty with a touch of hops.
M - Medium body with good creamy carbonation.
This was better than expected. Not extremely complex but super tasty. Itís like a comfort beer, lots of flavor packed into this 6.7%ABV. This will be great to have handy this winter.
Serving type: bottle
bitbucket (2160) - 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.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, caramels, creamy, sweet and not bitter. dark brown in color with a light tan head