matticus_finch (10) - California, USA - APR 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
all in all, very disappointing. there’s a little hop edge (which is intriguing), but this is not what a scotch ale ought to taste like. plus, the selection of malts doesn’t seem right--this almost seems like a brown ale. too watery/thin. with apologies to black raven, whose beer i usually LOVE, this is a misfire, even if it’s the only misfire i’ve tried from them.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty Scotch ale. Nice flavors big malt and hops mix. Plenty of roast and lots of earth smoke like flavors.
shoulderbroken (2476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Devil Craft. Cola, or maybe Dr pepper. Malty sweetness, blackberries. Interesting. Nice doesn’t feel like a scottish ale. When warms up, bit more maltiness, and what you’d expect. Fudge and toffee.
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham
Dark amber color with beige head. Elegant caramel brew, with light rye bread feeling; correct bitterness.
mcberko (8425) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Black Raven, pours a clear dull amber with a small beige head. Aroma reveals notes of dry caramely bready malt. Flavour is caramely and bready malt-heavy, with a little syrupy quality without being cloying. Decent attempt.
jsnicholas (325) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler: A heavy ale that tastes great. A little sticky but other than that, no complaints. Will drink again.
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their taphouse. Deep copper, stringy foam. Red malt, sweet hop. Good solid scotch ale!
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear ruby, light tan head
Smell sweet malty , red fruit
Taste sweet, big malt, hay, fruity tail
Mid body, chewy
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught:   Bright copper, thin to moderate foamy tannish head, somewhat nice lacing.   Fairly assertive nutty aroma, bready, but not too much in the way of peat or smoked/charred wood.   Soft breadiness on the tongue, malty, a bit nutty, with very soft mealy notes.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft finish, not too big.   Malty, but a touch of cereal lingers.   Wished it were a bit sweeter, has a slight astringent maltiness, perhaps husky straw type bitterness.   Otherwise decent.
Prufrockstar (1360) - 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.