superflyguy (437) - 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.
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.
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.
Nurmis (426) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Henry’s Pub Helsinki. Creamy beige head, dark amber colour. Aroma has caramel, malts, some notes of hops. Light bodied, bit watery. Medium to heavy sweetness, really light bitterness.
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.
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.