mcberko (4813) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at Cascade Brewpub, pours a cloudy dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry scotch malt, light smoked peat and some dry molasses. Flavour of peat / smoked malt, scotch malt, finishing smoked and peaty. Well-made and full-bodied.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Clear amber thin beige head. Aroma of bready and roast malts, caramel, nut. Taste is much the same, very smooth, mellow for a 7.5% beer. Very well made.
BK7 (622) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Raccoon Lodge. Caramel malt with mild hop bitterness. A hint of chocolate and smoke in the background. Smooth finish with a light and tasty alcohol burn. Good brew.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mason jar from 16Tons. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head a little bit of lacing. This one is peaty, malty, caramel and light smoke on the nose with smoke being a lot more prominent in the mouth, particularly the finish, and a lot of caramel sweetness as well as the typical peat of Scotch ales. This is a very tasty brew, as I am fond of a little smoke in my beer, which is what really makes this one stand out. Good job bringing this one in, Mike.
marcus (5621) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a rich beige head and smoky aroma. There is a hearty smoked malt and chocolate flavor with a carbonated dry peat finish,.
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Barrel House. Reddish brown pour. Smoky, peat, caramel aroma. Smooth malt, caramel, peat and a touch of hop bitterness. Well done brew.
OldMrCrow (1621) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hudson.
Nice smoke finish to a rich scotch ale; well done. The alcohol content (reportedly 8.3%) is apparent but not out of place given the style. Gently sweet but not strongly so as is the case with too many PacNW interpretations.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Note. Cascade calls this a Scotch Ale. Pours dark red brown with medium white head. Ringed lacing. Light peaty aroma. Less than you’d expect. Full mouthed flavour, peat and roast malt. Flavour lingers. Peaty not too sweet finish, like a good Hielan’ single malt. I wonder if this was aged in whisky barrels.