Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I have no idea what the name of this beer is all about; the label gives no clue. (I see there’s a more lengthy commercial description on the site, but it sure doesn’t come from the bottle.) Oh, well. Drink on. The body of this beer (as it slowly forma under a monstrous tan head) is a nearly opaque chestnut color. The aroma, as it eventually seeps through, is caramel/toffee and little else. The flavor isn’t as sweet as the aroma suggests, still caramel/toffee with a light lactic sourness left on the tongue. I’m unsure of what they’re after here, but it is drinkable.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Chestnut brown colored pour with a soda-like head to it. Sweet malts and a bit of barnyard in the aroma. Sticky caramel, toffee and earthy malts in the taste. Sweet finish borders on cloying. Not a big fan.
Frank (2929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
This brewery has some deep seated quality control issue. I am not sure where things are going wrong but all their beers taste kind of like hefeweizens. They brew a lot of stuff I would generally like but it just never turns out right. This scottish ale pours a clear deep red. It would be pretty except for an excessively large head which makes the beer cumbersome to pour. It’s nose is of hay, iron and banana and it tastes pretty much the same. It is a bit sweet which brings out the banana a bit and I guess would be nice were I not so certain there is absolutely something wrong w/ this beer. A Scottish ale should be a pretty clean style and this is anything but. It is a shame to have this beer gone awry in the bottle. It seems like this would have a nice malt character otherwise.
nuplastikk (4565) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Pours with a telltale infected exuberance. Murky brown-burgundy body. Massive infected head simmers down quickly. A really poor example of "craft" beer. Not reminiscent of anything remotely Scottish Ale, this is just an infected murky, messy brown ale. Biting toffee nail polish aroma. Deep brown malts attempt to carry it through.
ryecatcher (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty brown, thin head without any retention to speak of. Nose is malty, not much else. Watery body, malt forward, some apples and raisins hiding in there along with some brown bread. Unremarkable otherwise and probably the least Scottish styled ’Scottish Ale’ I’ve ever had.
drywallman (331) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one poured from the bottle with a dark amber color and a moderately lasting beige head. The caramel and bread were evident in the nose and the malt taste. It also had a slightly soy note on the aftertaste, but not bad though. The hops matched in an herbal way. I’d recommend it almost as a session brew, in that it’s smooth and has a rich taste for the style, but is still relatively low in ABV.
Headbanger (3325) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 3/15/14 (Binny’s Downers Grove Mix A Six)-41° in English Pint-Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt and toffee. Taste of the same with some sweetness and brown sugar. This light to medium bodied brew is a bit weak but not bad.
baraciisch (1917) - USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Infected bottle... Aroma of Belgian yeast, brown malts... Flavor is dry, earthy funky.. Like a Belgian brown, Saison... Finish is off... Drinkable for an infected beer, but not good
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Awktoberfest (308) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Low to no head... Light but like able... It has some flavor yet light bodied... Decent... Don't know much about the style ...
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deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pours a near clear dark brown with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a lot of earhty bread and grains with a bit of mustiness. Flavor has a bit of sweet dark grains with backing notes of bread and toffee.