bnokk (430) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
APPEARANCE- dark copper color. A bit hazy and light head with good lacing.
NOSE- strong malt, littlest bitterness possible. Some kind of root beer scent to it.
FLAVOR- kind of bland. A bit of maltiness, but no other strong flavors.
kaser (5312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Carmel and scotchy notes. Coffee flavor and maybe some nuts. Good full flavor, just not a huge fan of the style. Dark brownish pour from draft at Beermiscuous. not bad.
Patrickctenchi (5775) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy, medium brown with a creamy, light beige head.
Toffee, slightly toasted grain scent.
Buttery, cola and toffee malt taste.
A bit of a tang to it....
Ok, but a little bland and weak bodied.
shrubber85 (10224) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Butterscotch toffee malt and light straw aroma. Hazy dark brown with small head. Mildly sweet lactic toffee malt and mildly bitter dry hay flavor - not nearly as sweet as the aroma would seem to indicate. Body a bit light.
fluffy (2275) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly decent scotch ale. I've had better, and I've had worse. The malt bill could be better.
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beertholomeus (1610) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber brown color with a short lived off white head. Caramel, toffee, peat, toast, raisin and sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt, toffee, caramel and raisin flavors. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweet malt finish. Something about this beer just seems kind of off and artificial.
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color with poor head. Weak aroma of toffee. Bread, toasty flavor. Slightly carbonated medium body.
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at GTMW 2015. Hazy golden amber color, white head. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is light sweetish toast. OK
chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown into Old Thumper pint glass. Nose of caramel, smoke, and raisins. I found the flavor to be a bit more complex. Get a strong flavor of salted caramel, along with a earthy flavor, raisins, vanilla and a slight sour note in the finish. It all works together nicely. A good example of a Scottish ale minus the lively carbonation. This is my fourth offering from this brewer; Helles lager, IPA, and Maibock all were good to very good. Not sure this brewery gets a fair shake in the ratings but to each their own.
sawbuck (600) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some notes of caramel, and some toffee in aroma. Dark brown color, with a tan head that fades quickly. Super sweet malt up front. Almost like candy. Very malty with some hints of chocolate of toffee. Bitterness cuts in to balance somewhat. Slightly watery mouthfeel. Average carbonation.