Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I think there may be some rating confusion going on here - I may be mistaken, but I believe that there is a straight up Scotchtown versus a barrel aged version. I’ve had the barrel aged, this was my first time with a pint of the regular. Pours a deep reddish brown, decent head. Aroma is malty, toffee and a touch of caramel. Flavor is a match, full bodied, but not cloying. Really nice example of the style, liked it quite a bit.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, dusty malts and sort of a sweet caramel malt note. The taste has prunes and brown sugar dusted peach wedges. It then moves into sweet malts, figs and then caramel malts. Not coming together perfect but still an agreeable elixir.
daknole (8331) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, off white head. Sweet vanilla, toffee, hints of oxidized apples, some toothpick flavors and caramel.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at maniac’s. hazy deep amber color, off white head. Aroma of sweet and syrupy caramel. Taste is slightly nutty and lightly toasted caramel. Plain.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber courtesy of maniac at the Baltimore Late Late Summer Gathering, 9/14/13. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized fizzy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, earth, green apple. The taste is raisin, toffee, toasted malts. Medium bodied, highly carbonated.
obguthr (3387) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Label makes no mention of any barrel aging, only "Limited edition February 2013". The label features a cool tartan background with a Virginia Historical Marker sign in the foreground with the name Scotchtown. On to the liquid: Cranberry and caramel nose, equal proportions and moderate intensity. Clear tea colored, medium yellow head. Earthy, mossy, elderberry flavor. Neither very sweet nor very tart. Slightly bitter toward the end, dried leaves throughout. Rather savory actually. Solid, well made, this brewer’s got chops.