Ibrew2or3 (8155) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at the CCB tasting room with clear amber body and copper hues as well as a thin white head. The aroma offers up dark fruity esters, some earthiness and roasted malts. The taste is a bit bright with hints of yeasty spice and dark fruity esters rolling into roasted malts, chocolate malts and a nice sense of earthiness. This comes together very well and with a refreshing quality too.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber with nice dried fruit notes. The palate shows strong malt nuances with the effort bringing out the abv and the caremlized fruits.
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at CCB on 4/28/11. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Malty and peaty nose with caramel and a bit of fruit. Flavor starts malty with a hint of diacetyl with some peaty character and a bitter finish.
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hoppy Scottish. Good peaty aromas. Body is brownish to amber coloured with little head and a lace sheet. Smooth mouthfeel. Good hops that kicked up the taste and drinkability.
On tap at the brewery.
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CC growler. Pours a dark red color with some brownness, a medium white head. The aroma is sweet herbs and fruity malts. The flavor is a very smooth and quaffable Scottish Ale; sweet dusty malts, berries, lemons, very nice. An easy going brew.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown with ruby notes. Nose is grainy, some sweet malt, mild fruit notes, yeast. Flavor is hints of sweet, earthy, dirt, some sharp astringency, yeast and some apple.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear brown with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and earthy with notes of malt, bread, nuts and slight sweetness. Flavor is sweet and slightly earthy with notes of bread, nuts, light honey, faint toffee notes. Finish is sweet and lightly bready.
dchmela (3010) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Cigar City. Pours a reddish brown with a thin off white head. Musty hops, malt and toffee peaking through in the nose. Taste is malty, slightly bready and nutty. Not as complex as some other brews, a decent session beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ CCB: Dark amber, malty with some light caramel. Decent scottish ale, thin body and a vague mouthfeel. Even the nose is a bit lacking in malts.
markwise (5183) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a hazy orange-brown with a white head. Nose is some grain, a bit of sweetness, some dry tobacco, and a hint of fruit, and some yeast. Flavor is similar with a light body and a dry finish.