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!
dwyerpg (4067) - 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.
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!
Lemke10 (540) - Janesville, 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.
DavoleBomb (1389) - 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
rollinsr (246) - 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 .
twindadplus2 (554) - 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.
carruthm (1399) - 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
RedSox2004 (977) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with an enormous pillowy head that reduced slowly to a nice film and left excellent lace. Really a great looking beer. Classic rich malt and toffee aromas with a touch of nuttiness and caramel. Flavors are similar, with a gentle but pronounced malt sweetness and include hints of dark bread and dark fruits. Medium body, minimal carbonation, a sticky mouthfeel, and a very pleasantly sweet finish. This is actually a helluva beer.
badgerben (4253) - 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.