AWISLguy (1655) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from Scotch Ale tasting for St Patricks Day. Pour is orangey brown with little head. Aroma has brown sugar and toffee. Taste is of some fruits, earth, brown sugar and a bit of peat. Quite a solid, to-style, example of a scotch ale, and nicely done. Finished ahead of some solidly rated brews, including Alesmith Wee Heavy, during the competition, as a bit of a surprise.
Cybercat (3874) - Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours barely translucent chestnut with a thin buff head. Bold aroma has caramel, malty, woody and subtle fruity notes. Sharp flavor rolls caramel, toasted malt, fruit and wood tones across the tongue. Texture has average body but good fizz. This will give you a kick!
Ron (2906) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle for the holiday. Scottish and Irish the same? Close enough. Poured a deep brown in color with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, and dark sweet fruit. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor has a big rich malted side, creeping bitterness, chocolate, dark fruit, and some heat on the finish. The alcohol is hidden pretty well, but oh boy, you feel it.(Had right after a run)
SinH4 (736) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-amber appearance with small tan head. Aroma of caramel, malts, even a bit roasted, fruits. Still rather dry for the full taste. Cannot believe the ABV. Nice!
Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost 10% scotch ale? Well alright. Dark amber pour with thinnish light tan head. Smell is sweet super malty, caramel, some fruits, hints of cocoa. Taste is cocoa, caramel malty, rich, cherry fruity, alcohol. I really dig this.
bubblehouse (677) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a real murky brown coloring with very little aroma. Is pretty tasty but scotch ales are not my favorite
sokuzs1 (178) - - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: malty, caramel, nuts, dried fruits
Taste: sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruits, some alcohol in the background
chrisbrochill (1) - Powell, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my new favorite beer, which says a lot, since I am an Eliot Ness/Yuengling Amber Lager type guy.
ColovianTrader (408) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apples and golden raisins forward. Good amount of caramel throughout. Notes of bread, cider, fig, brown sugar and citrus zest. Hints of allspice. Nice creamy texture.
Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of red malt, candy sugar, and grape. Dark copper-rubbyish brown with white foam and lace. Rich roast caramel malt flavor with a european hop bitterness that immitates oak charachteristics found in scotch. High viscosity palate, very thick. Overall, extremely solid, very very good.