Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Sláinte pours a dark brown with some blood red at the edges, especially when held to the light. It had an awesome three fingers worth of head that is khaki brown and is retained a fairly long time before it settles to a film on the beer. Lacing is light to moderate and carbonation does seem evident.
Smell: Upfront I smell a sweet malty beer. I am getting toasted bread, caramel and some smoke in there, too.
Taste: A bready toasted note with a sweet malty taste is the prominent flavors here. I’m also getting molasses and a brown sugar mixed with a finish of smoke and a slight bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy feel to this one. It does go down easy and has a nice amount of carbonation that seems to help cut some of the sweetness. There is no note of the alcohol.
Overall: Not my favorite style I must admit but this one is enjoyable if you’re in the mood for a rich, sweet, malty beer.
commonshawn (1011) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Tap at Butcher and boar with commonmac. Rated with a cold. Bumped pint. Dark red brown with white head. Raisin nose. Sweet dark fruit raisin fig plum flavors. More Belgian than Scottish in a way. Sweet and sugary. Nice full body. Surprised by how this tasted. Nice.
commonmac (1009) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Butcher and the Boar in a bumped pint glass. Dark reddish brown with almost tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with a bubblegum and tropical fruit characteristic. Taste follows suit with plenty of sugary fruits working with a heavy malty cereal backbone. Tart dark fruit reminiscent of Belgian dubbel is coming to mind. Molasses and caramel notes. Smooth and full bodied. Surprised by this effort. Pretty tasty with more vibrancy than a typical Scottish ale. Good one to try if you have the chance. Slainte!
trapped (2115) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Cooper’s Craft and Kitchen. Dark brown with reddish tint, decent sized creamy beige head, faint caramel aroma, high carbonation, slightly bitter caramel taste with alcohol undertones,thin body, medium bitter caramel finish. Decent but not great.
mansquito (5096) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rattle n Hum, NYC tap: pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasty, some caramel, little earth, and light druit. Taste is somewhat sweet with some minor hoppage. Not too sweet. Chewy. Abv was 7.5 according to the bar. Seemed more realistic than 5.2.
VastActiv (5492) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle and Hum, New York. Colour is deep dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Ripe fruits, some chocolate, some dryness and malts. Very nice. Can’t believe this is 5.2% because malty body is very good.
drfabulous (6289) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Crane Alley. Malty caramel sticky scottish ale. Light carbonation. Decent overall.
Jow (3313) - New York, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Stags Head nice style find. Clear copper one finger white head. Nose is light toasted malt and caramel. Tastes of caramel, raisins, toasted malt, paper. Dry finish slight sweetness.decent.
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - JAN 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap (Happy Gnome); pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of malt, butterscotch, and some floral notes; taste is sweet with butterscotch, malt, and a hint of floral notes; finish is dry and slightly bitter; nice beer
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very bark reddish brown pour, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is mostly malt, a hint of toffee and caramel. Taste was kind of sour. Surprisingly chewy though. I’ll thank Joe for the beer, 1 of 24 different beers in the case. CW is a really solid brewery but this bottle didn’t have a date so I’m not sure of the age. I will give a shot if I see it in the store.
Itzjerm (2186) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toast and malty very sweet though. Very thick. Malty. Nice brew with toasted grain nose. Thin fading head. Malt and light astringency.
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