Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a brown amber with surface haze. The aroma is of malt and some yeast. The flavor is quite malty, sweet, and peaty. The palate is fairly rich, not bad. Not a bad effort.
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a mild copper color with a frothy white head that loves to linger and lace. I get a fruity nose backed with almost a butterscotch at the end...? The taste is very sweet and flavors of burnt caramel fill the back of my mouth. I get some smoke flavor in the middle also. The smoke, once you notice it, plays a bit of a bigger role. Body is medium, easy drinker
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Oakbluff: Poured a medium copper color ale with a medium foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma is slightly sour which may indicate a small infection with some notes of caramel malt. Taste is dominated by lightly sweet caramel malt with no other discernable characteristics. Body is somewhat thin with a weird oily texture and no hint of peat malt. Overall, I thought this was quite bland.
ChainGangGuy (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: Pours a clearish, copper-orange body with a large, fizzy white head.
Smell: Spoiled fruit juice with a hint of peat -- all very un-scotch ale-ish.
Taste: Light caramel maltiness. Off-putting lactic tart character and a taste of rotted fruits. Hint of smokey peat.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin, lifeless body.
Drinkability: I stuck by this beer all the way to the very last drop. I dunno why I had to do that, but I did. It never improved and remains a rather poor scotch ale.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
best of the brau brothers that iíve had, pours dark red with thin quickly diminishing head, aromas of sweet caramel, some fruit aroma, taste sweet with medium bodied feel on the palate. I like this beer and will have again.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy deep amber with a tiny white head. Aroma, caramel, sweet toffee notes, some fruits, earthy hops. Flavor, sweet caramel malts, toffee, some smoke, some earthy notes, some tartness on the back end of it, fruity notes. Not bad up front but the after taste throws it off.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy dark red, huge frothy cream head,
light dry caramel malt aroma with earthy hops,
sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of growing lactic tartness, nice smoky character, earthy hops for balance, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 5/20
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a small-bubbled frothy cream-colored head. Aroma of soft doughy yeast and pale malts with a touch of smoky peat. Body starts semi-sweet but has an unexpected light fruity tartness along with a mild smoky peat finish. This could very well be infected, but otherwise would be a decent Scotch ale.
xmarcnolanx (925) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I want to like this, if only to go against the grain. However, the vegetable notes in the aroma really put me off. Taste-wise, not bad- actually pretty decent. Decent caramel malt notes, lingers well. Not the greatest taste, but not bad. I didnít think it was thin, but I did think that it lacked the peat-smoked malt that it advertises.
Actually, as the beer warms up I actually do start to pick up some peated malt and more pleasant flavors- however, the beer definitely has vegetable-esque flavors that are very off-putting.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Handsome russet color with medium foam. Aroma is of sweet caramel with maybe a hint of peat; close to cloying. Mild hops in the mouth dissolving to a strange sweet bitterness similar to the aroma. Tasted vaguely of medicine; maybe a cough syrup? Agree with other reviewers that palate is a touch thin. Didnít work for me. Didnít get any smoke notes.