NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark ruby brown with an active tan head. Darned near opaque. Lots of sweetness in the aroma. Taste is toffee, caramel and some roasted maltiness. Long residuals in the creamy palate. Quite excellent!
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mohogany pour and a thin brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, peat, some sweetness. Tate is semi-sweet, roasted malt, little peat, very tasty. Creamy mouthfeel.
mrjaxson (265) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Should we quibble that this Scottish Ale comes from a region that’s solidly Norwegian with a few Germans and Poles to round out the ethnic mix? I think not. It’s a full-flavored malt-dominated ale that foams up nicely above a near ruby red color. Central Waters is almost always at its best when they let the malts do the talking.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From BandC. Very dark. Slippery palate, roasted, peat, and a little smoke. Big frothy head. Serving: Bottle
MIBRomeo (2484) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour small soapy head. Rich roast malt aroma. Some light syrups a touch of raw grains a light hippy finish some defining scotch ale character. Full well coated palate. Loved it.
akoeninger (319) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a solid scotch ale. Malty sweet, great smell, sticky feel deep amber color. Slightly warming.
thegreenrooster (3056) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a thick brown with almost no head at all. Aroma is some super sweet molasses and caramel malt. Flavor is dark fruit with some brown sugar and salt water taffe. I don’t get much peat but this is all about the heavy dark malt. Flavorful beer and a mild alcohol presence for the style.
r464 (1737) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown with a tannish brown head. Malty, nutty, a bit sweet, and earthy. Pine, toast, and hops. An interesting, balanced flavor.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, thanks nuplastikk. Medium beige head that reduces to a thin top layer, atop cola red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bittersweet chocolate, light peat, cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, some cocoa/chocolate syrup, light cherry, peat. Light-medium body, some stickiness.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Deep brown color, almost headless. Aroma of burnt creme brulee and dark cocoa. Taste is rich, sweet, malty with an edge of smoke and toast. Very tasty.