Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad scottish ale. Nicely done smooth finish but nothing over the top to give this a glowing recommendation. I will try this one again. I donít think my rating will change.
peytonsdad (3) - - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Intense sweet caramel and nuttiness. No citrus hop aroma detectable from aroma.
Appearance: Rich brown color, not hazy or cloudy, medium head retention. Nice clarity.
Taste: Medium sweet flavor, no hop bitterness or sourness detectable.
Palate: Average to lively carbonation, medium body, abrupt finish. Finishes clean with fresh with one sip asking for another!
Overall: Iíve always enjoyed this beer. Darker in color and appearance than flavor, Iím always surprised with how easy it drinks compared to how dark it is. Well executed and enjoyable. Laughing Lab is not going to challenge your palate and that is OK with me. Great option for someone looking to enjoy multiple beers without being overwhelmed or fatigued.
Framps (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great dark amber color. Nose has plenty of caramel but the taste lacks that flavor. Pick up a light bitter flavor.
adamjmryan (4) - - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a slightly hazy reddish/brown color. Aroma is malty and sweet. Lots of malt flavor with caramel notes and a good amount of sweetness. A well balanced beer with some nuttiness and a hint of bitterness on the finish. No flavors come across as too intense which makes this a good session beer.
sengeb (3) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Fainter than I would like, but plenty of nutty, chocolate notes
A: Clear, nut brown, amber body with a rapidly disapating head
T: Lighter bodied, malt forward, sweet chocolate, hazelnut
P: Carbonation definitely present leading to lingering bubbles on the tongue
O: Scottish Ales are not a common style so it is tough to compare, but in terms of classic style, this beer is malt forward, low hop presence and slightly sweet. It just doesnít have the clean finish or balance that leaves me wanting more.
Rcswanny (3) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2016 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured in a chilled glass out of the bottle. Nice Amber/copper color. Doesnít pour too much head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and Malts. Flavor is real balanced and the taste has low to medium bitterness. All in all, great beer for the style.
GTAEgeek (1663) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, from the bottle. Thanks, Steve! Good malty character, with notes of peat, cereal, and hay. Sweet flavor, with a minimal bitterness. Light to medium body, grainy, lightly carbonated, and crisp and clean. This is a fun, malty, and approachable beer.
hayduke (4282) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled as GABF 2015. In the tasting glass pours amber with almost no foam. Nose of caramel malts. Medium body. Flavor is malts and some floral hops. Some bite in finish. The label is too much like Laughing Dog Brewery for me to be comfortable.
DenverLogan (989) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle into a Mad Elf tulip glass. Pours brown with small head and lace. Aroma of caramel malts, malt balls. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of amber malts, caramel, minerals, peat, young melon. Overall flavorful although light on the malt, but not bad.
Block (1916) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A basic Scottish ale. A little nutty which adds more to the mouthfeel and smoothness. Itís sweet and light, not rich at all.
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from recent Denver trip: Light brown pour, creamy off white head. Nose is malt. Bittersweet. Middle is soft caramel malt, bready notes. Finish is smooth malt.