AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose is a little messy... caramel, malts, roasted malts, coffee, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, molasses, and even some smoked wood. But I’m intrigued. Unfortunately, the taste delivers little more than a very average ale with malty bitterness and a bit of sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is weak, with a thin-to-medium body and shy carbonation. This could have been better.
superflyguy (433) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
i find these scotch ales fall between two stools really. not a bitter not a stout.
this one pours a really deep red almost brown. big bubbled head that receded quickly. very sweet taste: figs and dark fruits. leaves a cloying sticky sweetness in the mouth.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Malty, toasty, and some vinous fruit notes.
Ap: Clear dark amber - small light tan head with poor retention.
T: Sweet malt up front - raisin and pear - dark caramel sweetness on mid-palate - finish is lightly hoppy with slight toasted notes.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is lightly sweet.
O: Hearty winter ale, solid and drinkable with some nice malt and fruit elements.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Scottish ale without a lot of character, but a who lot of drinkability. Decent selection for a holiday party, I’d call it a safe bet. Balanced and nice, but nowhere near perfect.
njnut (424) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into english pint, a red brown with a pff white head. Some co2 but not lasting. Malt is the aroma and taste along with a sweetness and some cereal on the finish. A bit more watery than expected in a winter ale. Not bad,not great.
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've amber color and a bit fizzy in the palate. Nice taste but I've had much better of this style.
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verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear dark amber body with a thin white head. Butterscotch, earthy hops, raisins, sweet malts. Just okay.
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very bready aroma with caramel cereal tones. Deep red with just a few bubbles. Small bubbly mouthfeel with some deeper malty flavours and a citrussy zing. A little dull, although the flavours are good.
redpooba (404) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a light white head. The aroma is subtle like the air in a wheat field. The flavor is full bodies and reminds of a peaty scotch more than a winter ale. Overall it is very smooth and well balanced.
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DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark translucent brown. Almost imperceptible spiced aromas. Tastes of malty bitterness with hints of cinnamon and tarragon. Not a very interesting Ale.