Prufrockstar (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Black Raven.
Aroma: Dark fruit; toffee; candy. Smells wicked sweet.
Appearance: Ruby red-brown. Clear. No head.
Taste: Big malt presence without being too sweet; slight bitterness in the finish. A lot of toast/biscuit in the taste up front.
Palate: Slick, sticky, mouth-coating; full body, average-to-soft carbonation.
mikedR (742) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice Scotch ale. Deep ruby pour. Strong malty flavor, with a hint of bitterness at the end. Good! B+
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dogbrick (6864) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Elephant & Castle in Seattle during a "Meet The Brewers" event. The beer pours dark brownish-amber with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is malty with some caramel and hops notes. Medium body with flavors of roasted malt, resiny hops and caramel. The finish is sweet with an earthy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber, large beige head. Aroma of toffee and stone fruit. Taste is nice, solid malty body without being too sweet.
improvjock (312) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a dark reddish brown with very small off-white head. Cherry and other fruits in the aroma. Sour apple, and cherry in the flavor. Heavy mouthfeel. Smooth with a high alcohol content. Tastes more like a light Barley Wine. Decent beer, good to warm you in the winter.
highibus (683) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep mahogany with light cocoa head. Malty aroma but not much on the nose. Nicely sweet and a bit of biscuit. Lingering light sweetness. Nicely balance scotch ale.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Collins Pub. Dark red amber. Aroma sweet thick amber. Overly sweet sticky caramel flavour. Needs more fermenting or aging.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with creamy beige head.Brown sugar nose.Sweet malt,brown sugar start.Light but noticeable hop finish, mild alcohol heat
Nikiel (831) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a light reddish brown. Almost no aroma. Tastes very mild, relatively sweet with vague hints of hops in the simple finish.
OldMrCrow (1625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub and growler a couple of days later.
Wow! Lovely, lovely malts. This one has perfect mouthfeel, so gloriously flavorful, orchard-fruity, drinking so nice. Can’t understand why it is so badly underrated on the site. Perhaps it is the relatively straight-forward flavors, well-integrated rather than showy, simple rather than overly complex. In any case, I sure enjoyed this one time and again. Not often that a scotch ale is my favorite among a brewpub’s offerings, let alone that I leave with a growler of such, so this seems high praise.