sherm1016 (1272) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle at Harry’s. Pours a cloudy amber color with a white head. Aroma lightly smokey. Medium on the palate with Big, soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, smokey, bready, bacon, with a light ashy finish. Very Smokey. Not very balanced.
Patrickctenchi (6094) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost clear red-brown with a small beige head.
Caramel malt, earth, peat scent.
Taste is thick, rich, caramel malt, peat.
Good body....finishes quite dry.
weihenweizen (3182) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy bronze, medium, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and a little peat.
bigcat03 (274) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2016 Bottle poured into an English pint. Caramel color and a huge cream colored head with little lacing to speak of. A whole lot of caramel malt, cigar humidor, and an earthy note as well. Taste is caramel malts, charred, and woody. A very dry finish and smoky aftertaste. Body is little watery and carbonation is low. This is an interesting one. It?s kind of like an amber with a lot of extra character. Not really something I?d want to drink more than one of.
euniceradio (453) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2016 On tap to pint. Pours cloudy iced tea, no head except for a soapy swirling. Aroma of malted grains and caramel. Aroma is faint with no head. Taste of scotch whiskey, some caramel, tobacco, juicy fruit and orchard fruit. Lots of apple. Finish is dry and semi-bitter. I usually don?t like smoked peat but thus brew is complex and interesting. One pint is a fun journey. The appearance is off-putting.
drpimento (3181) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of an odd appearance with a small head & a dirty dishwater color. Has a real odd finish. Not for me.
pkbites (871) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2015
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Cola brown/dark amber pour is quite lovely. Artificial smoke flavor sucks. I don’t like it at all!!! It overpowered anything even remotely nice about this. Light beer mouth feel, and light smokey aftertaste would have been alright if I imagined the artificial house fire smell and flavor weren’t there. Smelled and tasted like Resinol Ointment Salve (look it up, Junior!) Nope. Avoid!
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery (Marshall, MN). Copper in color, clear, small off white head and moderate lacing. Aroma of grain, some smoke and some scotch. Taste is scotch, smoked malts and grain, quite boozy. Good beer very enjoyable.
johnnymusky (933) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brian....nose was as expected all scotch and malt...flavor for me was actually enjoyable...scotch wasn’t so dominate...almost like a light scotch ale..better than i expected...
HuskerTan (1715) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Malty, caramel, subtle booze, peat, slightly sweet.
A- Red amber color, clear liquid, off white head.
T- Subtle whisky, malty, caramel, slightly sweet.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- I should never have started with the two Bastards form Founders as my intro into Scotch Ales. I think they ruined me. This was a solid offering though. A little sweet and the booze wasn’t much of a bourbon flavor as I wished, but it felt alright.
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 15, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bancreagie is one of those beers I decided to try almost in spite of myself. It was the peat-smoked malt I was unsure of. Truth is, I get mildly annoyed when brewers try to combine Scotch Ales with Scotch whiskey elements. Honestly, I feel the only similarity both beverages share is their name. Still, it sounded interesting. Beers with smoke are fun. To that end, Bancreagie succeeded. The smoke adds a layer of meatiness that isn’t too strong. It gives off a slightly rosy smell that reminds me of, yes, Scotch. However, as a whole, this brew didn’t work for me. I love the richness, sweetness, and complexity of Scotch Ales. This one was thin and not especially warm or flavorful. After having a superb experience with Moo Joos, this was disappointing.