KUEric (918) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer, not great. Malt backbone, nice cover art, on the bottle, finishes sweet but not cloyingly fans or anything.
nearbeer (4480) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half growler. Deep copper-brown and clear. Thin film of creamy bubbles on top. Nose is earthy toffee with hints of coffee and ash. Tastes of rich dark toffee, smoldering hay, peppery green herb and a touch of over-ripe apple. Medium-heavy body has medium carbonation and a nice balance. Not a stickler for style categories, but this really seems to have quite a bit of peat-smoked malt, so I’m guessing it should be a "Scottish" and not a "Scotch" as currently listed.
OnTheTrail (228) - Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2016 Pours dark brown, quickly dissipating tan head. Rich toasty aroma.Maybe dark fruit. Sweet toasty malt, some toffee, some coffee hints and some hops. A nice tasty beer.
KornDogg (567) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fruit and toffee aroma. Brown amber body with thin, quickly dissipating head. Flavor begins fruity and sweet, followed by scotch malts. Malty aftertaste.
GenDV138 (4605) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Thanks Mike! Dark reddish amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, malt. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
alexsdad06 (7780) - Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Nimbleprop shared with a big group. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, a candy like quality, some oak character to the finish, floral almost, which is a bit weird, more mal, decent enough.
Doofgoblin (475) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The flavor is really nice, but I just wanted it to be much bolder. The aroma is a little underwhelming but present are many of the nice elements of a scotch ale: malty, earth, sweet burnt sugar. Taste is sweet and malty. Finish is a little lighter bodied than I’d like...but overall is solid and exemplary of the style.
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very decent Wee Heavy. Reddish brown appearance with a nice thick head. Sweet and slightly piney aroma and a great thick flavor of molasses, bread, and fruit.
Foxbush (1623) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pint 6 fluid oz bottle at The Outpost Lexington. This was an afterthought while visiting the attractive tasting room and brewery in Lexington, VA. The Scotch Ale poured an attractive mahogany color with a small off white head that dissipated a to a collar around the glass. The sweet aroma of caramel malts and almond greet you. The flavor was more complex with brown sugar, almonds and dried apple. The medium body ale had soft carbonation. The finish had no bitterness but some lingering almonds and sweet caramel. By the way they are expanding the capacity at this location
bubbleflubber (2114) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rusty mahogany into the glass, with a fizzy cola head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of sweet caramel and woody notes. Flavors are toffee, caramel and light esters with a sweet, woody mouth that finishes with alcohol warmth. The palate is active with carbonation, has a full body and provides an oily mouthfeel. Slightly boozy, but otherwise, a nice example of the Scottish Wee Heavy. Good things happening at this brewery.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good wee heavy with a lot of spruce and cedar. Medium finish. Nice weight. Perhaps not as bitter as it should be to fall on the scottish side of a red ale.