dekester1 (260) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown-red with a minimal mocha head that faded to very light lacing. Aroma was of malts - slight roasted hues. Taste was very nice - a sweet malt start with a slightly smokey, moderate hop finish. Palate was nice. Overall a nice scottish ale. Nice job Central Waters!
Frank (2188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is something of a strong bitter or perhaps an American amber. It is a dark, cloudy red beer w/ a small tan head of evenly sized bubbles. This is a rich, malt-accented brew w/ a touch of roasted character. Lower levels of carbonation make it come across as full-bodied, especially for a lower gravity brew. There is a bit of plum and cherry-like fruitiness and a subtle but firm bitterness in the finish. This is a really nice brew that works for wintertime slow-sipping despite itís moderate alcohol content.
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a creamy tan head that disipates rather quick. There is a strong raosted aroma and a flavor that has hints of caramel and chocolate. The finish is dry and bitter but the body is smooth and rich. Central Waters always seems to deliver and their new scotch ale is no exception. Slainte!
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany brown with a khaki colored head that fades to a wispy film and soapy collar. Aroma has some chocolate leather and tobacco. Taste has a bitterness of malt and chocolate, molasses, leather and tobacco. Palate is medium a little watery and chalky with a dry finish. I enjoyed this one good flavor and drinkable!
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clack with slightly reddish hue. Aroma is sweet, malty, and fruity.
madvike (2066) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours deep mahogany with a fluffy tan head. Big and malty aroma, with molasses notes, a bit of smoky peat, a fleeting metal note, and a touch of alcohol. Pretty blah nose. Taste is much better--big, bold malt notes with vanilla, toffee, hints of coffee and smoke. Whiff of whiskey and some warmth through the finish. Pretty thick and smooth. Lots going on here. Isnít my style, but I really liked it.
crossovert (4548) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nto my favorite style but I tried it anyways. nice rich color and taste. Pretty roasty for a scotch ale imo and also not as sweet, more of a sessionable beer.
arkurzynski (1189) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, deep brown with red hues and yellow/tan head. Aroma of roasted and toasted malt, dark fruit, raisin, toasted bread, mild brown sugar. Initial toasted malt sweetness/some dark fruit followed by a moderate roasted malt character and mild plum/raisin in the background. Could have used a little less of the roast and a bit more of the caramelized fruit/maltiness for the style. Residual roasted malt and some burnt biscuit. Some sticky malt. A semi- lop-sided version of the style that, with all things considered, is pretty flavorful and a successful offering.
nuplastikk (3274) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Unfiltered, deep, opaque, amber-brown. Thick, creamy, beige head. Mellow malty aroma, maybe a touch of fruity vanilla, amber malt. Wow, this is really quite well done. Creamy, smooth caramel and chocolate malt tones, very rich. Relatively true to style, maybe a little heavier on the specialty malts. Some red fruit and nuttiness. A lot of depth, well made beer. Solid.