jcr (2101) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong aroma of burnt malts that overpowers everything else if there is anything else. The flavor reveals sweet malts, but like the aroma, the dominant flavor is burnt malts which I didnít find particularly enjoyable. Some bitterrness in the aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a tan head. Color is deep amber. Aroma is malt. Taste is malty, nutty, creamy.
Ratman197 (8532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a minamal yellow head.Aromas of cocoa, carmel malts with notes of smoke and fruitiness. Palate was smooth and crisp. Flavors of carmel and toffee abit of cocoa and a hint of smokieness.
1FastSTi (3237) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a bottle that was filled the 2nd week of July, this beer pours to a moderate bubbly/creamy tan head atop a brassy red/amber body. It laces well, despite the head going away to a thin presence. The aroma is bready and earthy with some peat. Sweet. A touch light. The flavor is really nice. Sweet malted oak doused in peat and milk chocolate with pecans. Some grassy hops. The palate is medium bodied but nothing spectacular.
sethdude (678) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color, very, very thin head. Aroma is sweet and malty, like toast. Some dark fruit and wood evident. Flavor is Nice and malty and mellow, chocolate malts dominate end. Not much in the way of hoppiness, but thatís expected for this style. Wood notes and dark fruit make brief appearances. Not a very good scottish ale, but a pretty decent amber ale! They should just reclassify this.
Beaver (1164) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2005
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish copper with a smallish big bubbled head that quickly goes to a wispy layer disappeared completely.
The aroma is sweet toffee and caramel malts - slightly smokey with a little roasted chocolate and some sweet sugariness.
The flavor is sweet malts and roasted toffee with some acidic bitterness at the finish. There are some off flavors as well - a little sour and acidic and some diacetyl. It is light to medium bodied and a little watery with some harsh carbonation.
Overall, I didnít care for it much. A little too sweet and the off flavors and mouthfeel turned me off.
MIBRomeo (2461) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
an of brown amber color w/ a thin light tan head that dissapated quickly and nice carbonation on the glass. Scents of nutty malty earhyness, fairly light. palate is very medium body clean finish. Taste is a little sweet good malt finish of a weak oaky scotch a tiny bit of hops but very very light. Overall a good session style beer not over the top in any way and quite good.
jsquire (3232) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color out of the bottle with very little carbonation evident in the pour. What head there was lay on the surface like that pattern in sand at low tide. The aroma was muted but was malty with hints of chalk. Body seems a little light, but it is a very smooth drink. Sweet malts with something faintly roasty in the background. Not a very complicated flavor palate. The finish just fades away, leaving nothing particular by which to remember it.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is earthy, mineraly and malty. No head retention. Color is an orange-brown, clear. Medium body, sits nicely on the tongue. Initial taste is a strong sweet maltiness, followed by some earthy, mossy and nutty tones. Some roastedness but not much. Finish is a little bitter, might stand just a touch more hops. For what it is, itís not too bad.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Rich amber color with a tan medium-lasting head. This is an enjoyable light beer with a malty coffee and caramel flavor.