robinvboyer (3394) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
rich roasty malt aromas with lots of caramel, some smoke,and a touch of chocolate. The flavor is very very malty. there is a nice sweet breadiness, with touches of tobacco, and cocoa. A nice scotch ale.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 750mL bottle acquired via trade with dchmela. Appearance is a rich brown hue. The aromas and the flavors are rich with malts, sweet toffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee, and a rich oak. Mouth is really smooth.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Special thanks to danielecurtis81 for sharing on his wedding week. Pours deep brown/bronze with a fading off-white head. Nose is sweet brown malt and spices with some yeast and is overall a little faint. Taste is a pleasant surprise with rich brown malt, excellent maple syrup, brown sugar and sweet & smooth. Very, very good.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to ericandersnavy. Not a strong aroma, but very pleasing. Good malts, coffee, cocoa, biscuit. Aftertaste is warm and malty. Great stuff.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 750 ml bottle, acquired via trade with dchmela. Pours a semi-clear dark caramel brown colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of caramel malt, some peach, roasted nuts, apple and a touch of floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of smoked caramel malt, some apple, and just barely a hint of peat. Finish is semi-dry with some caramel malt and floral hop aftertaste that quickly disappears. Average Scotch Ale with a well hidden alcohol presence.
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, little carbonation and a good caramelly/sweet aroma. Flavor was sweet malts, slightly smoky and dry on the finish.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by Shyam - thank you sir. A perfectly average Scotch ale. Nose is slight peat, very thickly caramel malt, Flavor is the same - brown apple, brown sugar, less malt. I just described a competent, standard Scotch ale. That’s what this is.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle courtesy dkachur-pours a dissipating to a ring tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is scotch, peat/roasty-medium malt with some chocolate, secondary earthy hops. Taste is scotch, peat/roasty-medium malt with some chocolate, secondary earthy hops. Towards full body.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during RBSG 7/11/2009 at the Grand Tasting. This scotch ale pours a medium brown color from the bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet, peaty and nutty. A medium bodied scotch ale. The malts are caramel and sweet, with a touch of peat. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. A touch sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet.
craftbeerdesign (2215) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2012 750ml bottle thanks to hopscotch! pours a very deep brown with a nice thick light tan head... nice lively carbonation on a swirl... sweet sharp malt aromas with some apple and a touch of coffee.. medium to full body... some light hidden cherry notes are surrounded by big sweet malts with toffee and almost sour fruit. really nice blend... this finishes well with all of the above culminating nicely.... while leaving a bit of spice...