Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a dark amber color with a large head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, peat, green apple and other fruity notes. Taste is caramel, toasted malts and a fruity finish. Medium bodied.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is a bit smokey with sour fruit, and toasted malt. The appearance is deep amber almost brown with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma and not too good at first but gets better near the finish. The palate is a bit thin. Overall I am not a fan.
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
this is not good. it has an uneven balance of smoke and tart that doesnt work on either side. not good
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sunset red color with a thin head. flavors are hearty and tangy, so caramelized maltiness with some yeasty mild aftertaste. better than some scottish ales ive had.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle @Noogfest4.0-thanks unclejedi–pours a disappearing off white head and copper color. Aroma is peat, medium malt, cherry. Taste is peat/smoke, medium malt, cherry, wood, faint/some earthy hops.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a darkish brown with almost no head. Light aroma of caramel and smoke. Decent flavor, body seems a little watery however.
Tmoney99 (11623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Knoxville Brew Jam. Poured a brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted caramel malt aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Smooth flavorful brew, my expectations where met.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Brewgrass 2007. Poured a mostly clear ruddy brown with a thin white head. Light caramel malt aroma with the faintest hint of some hops. Light bodied, low carbonation. The taste is mostly sweet malt, but little of that hop in the aroma was present in the taste. A decent Scottish.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown body with an off-white head.
Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma with an expressive malty character and a fair amount of peatiness.
Taste: Starts sweet with a bready, earthy dark caramel flavor. A subtle peat taste perks up midway and remains into the aftertaste. There are some hops in there, but they remain light and only provide a hint of bitterness. There’s simply no denying it, this beer finishes sweet.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight stickiness.
Drinkability: An enjoyable Scottish Ale. Yeah, I could go for another one right NOw, in fact. The only thing that marred the drinking experience was being stung by a bee!
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
clear blood red, frothy tan head, nice sweet carmel malt aroma blended with earthy hops, light body, good carmel malt flavor and nice earthy hops and smoke to balance but lacking the depth that you can’t get and be within the 6% limit, disappointing, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20