BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nut brown with a tan head. Malty and caramel aromas. Flavor is bitter with a buttery feel. The palate is metallic.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Like my mutt, this is a beer that has a lot of "different" types in it. Is it a weizen? The light citrus hints at it. Is it a porter? The slight chocolate finish makes a case. However, it classifies itself as a Scottish Ale, er Scottish-íStyleí Ale. This isnít a bad beer; in fact, itís very drinkable. However, my idea of a Scottish Ale has a tad more bite to it. This is just a tad too session-friendly to be a Scottish Ale, in my opinion. Not that I wouldnít drink another, of course.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color, a rustic crimson, really, with a nice, but thin, topping of creamy foam above.
Aroma, crisp, dry, yet fruity, the bright, sweet kind.
Decent tasting, too, nice and ripe, replete with dark fruits and caramel maltiness, rich and redolent of the slicker, sweeter things in life, pretty candyish. Not as vigorous in the mouthfeel or the body as Iíd like, but, again, decent. Finish is sweet and tasty, and lasts just long enough. Actually, it just got a touch too cloying right at the end.
Nice beer, actually, I think the operative word was "decent"...ayup.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I classed this as a brown ale rather than a Scottish but as an every day beer available in Colo Springs this is a decent choice. Brownish color, fairly clear, decent head formation. Malty caramel aroma, fruitiness from the hops. Easy drinking, on the sweeter side with toffee and caramel flavors, slight bitterness in the finish but remaining sweet in the aftertaste.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
it takes a remarkable scottish ale to soar much beyond the mark of 3 on ratebeer, and-- just as a mudhen will probably never soar with eagles-- this unambitious ale is a fair illustration of why beer geeks seldom experience a quickening of adrenaline when confronted with such a stylistically vague, dime-a-dozen amber ale-- called "scottish" mostly because of itís paucity of hops. this is a predicatable terra-cotta and shoe leather butterscotch pour with a doiley-thick topping of dog-tooth colored head. the creative rater must search hard for original similes to capture the character of such a faint-hearted amalgam of wheat toast malts, moderate caramel sweetness, and carbonation. so why bother? because thatís what we do. beyond the toast, one could imagine some blanched almond nuttiness and pekoe stem bitterness bumming a ride along with the thin-bodied flavor and ample carbonation. itís refreshing and pleasant if thatís all you expect of it. remember, you can ask a real circus dog to do back flips, but an old dog like the laughing lab is pretty much maxxed out just sitting on command-- at least he doesnít poop indoors.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark rust, somewhat clouded, barely a head appeared but what did, stayed on top awhile, very minimal spotty lace. Aroma is faint of burntish toffee, a bit buttery with some slight earthyness of peat moss or wet wood. Taste is bit bland with some slight roasty factions in the start which linger throughout. Some slight hops of herbalness and pale leafyness makes its way towards the finish. Feel is a bit empty in the middle, start is mildly roasted and ends a bit dry and buttery with slight nut shades. Overall feel in body is thin, but some of the flavors keep it going somewhat to make it worth drinking, but its pretty average for a Scottish Ale.
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish orange with a nutty baseline and mellowly bittered. Smooth and drinkable.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little head with a slighly sweet aroma. Rich, honey undertones. Slighly hoppy and toasty with a citrusy finish. Full bodied pallate. A fairly complex beer, but reccommended.
drinkinfla (21) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my definite fav's, though it is misnamed. It's either a really bad Scottish ale or a pretty good amber. I choose to go with the latter. Unlike Beehive, the bottled version is only a small step below the draft. While I lived in Colorado, this was my bev of choice for baseball games, hockey games, social nights out, etc. although I think it might be a bit heavy for the warmer climate here in Florida.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty and creamy Scottish ale. Tasty. I wish that the ABV was higher. Otherwise a nice brew.