maekchu (2505) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the discount bin at Five Points Bottle Shop (Atl Highway). Rich fruity nose, citrusy, lightly smoky, and some small notes of oxidation. Hazy ruddy brown color. Brown sugar, sweet malt. It goes thin in mid palate. Light fruitiness. Medium body. Overall, a bit too sweet and sugary.
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"you get the feeling this was a textbook scotch ale before the barreling. no frills, but spot om for the style, and tasty if you like peet. the barreling softens things up just a little (still less than 7%) and gives it an extra layer of sweetness, vanilla, and oak, but the smokiness still is the key player in the aroma and flavor. a nice ale."
ads135 (3206) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild and drinkable. Somewhat sweet, mostly caramel with some breadiness and grassy hops.
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 2/23/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Snifter-Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with some oak, smoke, and more vanilla. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Nice job.
jandd1983 (2920) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of brown sugar and yeast. The taste was smokey with burnt sugar and a flavor that lingers on with a nice crisp finish. Decent.
Darkover (1524) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color with a beige head. Aroma of wood and some fruit. Taste is woody and peaty,
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One finger head, good lacing, off white, dark brown, oak aroma, slight cherry flavor with oak/scotch notes.
Bricktop86 (596) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, oak and whiskey. Flavor follows nose and its not very sweet for a scotch ale.
knickskicks (817) - - JUL 8, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber. Beige head. Caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, bourbon. Nothing special.
Indra (2682) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Aroma of sweet, caramel malts, oak, herbal hop, tobacco and tinges of banana and dried leaves, some very light roast in the background. Hazy, iced tea-like amber-brown color, with a lasting, fine head. Flavor is sweet and lightly oaky, fruity and very gently bitter with suggestions of toffee, butterscotch, faint berry, nut and dried, leafy herb. Full, tangy palate with a medium body. I never would have pegged this as a Scotch Ale. More like an ESB.