artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy brownish orange. Not much of an aroma. Some caramel and some fruitiness in the aroma. Tastes pretty band but hides the 10% really well.
jdb288 (131) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lot of flavors going on here. Sweet, smoky, raisin, plum, boozy, bread...finishes clean. Enjoyable.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stagshead as I waste away lazy Saturday. Pours ruby brown with thin head. Light nose of caramel and syrup. Tastes of toffee, molasses, dark fruits, pecans, and maple finish. Not sticky with a hint of rubbing alcohol
barbarino2000 (67) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This ale reminds me of Robert the Bruce, but with a little more kick. It doesn't veer outside of what you expect from a Scottish Ale. So if that's your kind of brew, this is a safe way to go.
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tommann (2294) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a dark caramel brown with a small head. Aroma is malty, toffee, raisin and molasses. Taste has raisin to start with a strong smoky toffee finish.
BillKismet (3164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich mahogany amber with a cream caramel-tan head. Lovely. There is a thoughtful heaviness to the crystal malt nose, as if the beer is deeply introspective upon itself. Cigar box notes and hearty malts give rise to sweet flairs, like silent fireworks. This scotch ale is apportioned with a body of substance. Well rounded and wondrously layered with a spectrum of scotch malt and crystal malt and biscuit. Soothing alcohol warmth that allays and provides a substantialness that is impossible to shake, demanding one to take notice of it and reflect.
Hammy78 (658) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tiffany’s in Kalamazoo. Pours dark brown, decent khaki head that recedes to a small ring, lots of carbonation and some floaties. Nose of caramel. Tastes of caramel as well, a little bit of roasted malt to the point of burnt. Would like to try this fresher.
bubbleflubber (1637) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep chestnut into the glass, with a wispy head that leaves sticky lacing. The nose is comforting, of caramel and cinnamon, with a whisk of fruitcake breadiness. The flavors are malty, with dark fruits, a hint of smoke, toffee and mixed chocolates. A nice sweet Scotch Ale with a dry woody finish, well-balanced and full-bodied. Great job here.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. From notes. Caramel and chocolate with a little rum and smokey notes. I’m digging it. Would really only want one but quite enjoyable.
Vells (425) - LATVIA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent fruit malty, caramel, bit not too pushy alcohol. Mostly sweet with decent bitterness for nice balance. Quite complex and interesting enjoyable brew