Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rustico during the Devilís Backbone NoVA launch. Served in a taster glass.
Pours a decently-dark brown color with a good tan head. Spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some sweet caramel, and a bit of bread and toffee. Mild sweetness to the flavor and just a hint of fruit in the background. Body is medium. Good finish.
sonnycheeba (4773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler pour. Pours clear ruby/brown with thin, fizzy beige head; shirt retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, figs, dates, light grassy hops, and some sugar. Flavor is sweet malt dominate with some supporting dark fruit esters and faint hops; lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
nearbeer (4608) - 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 Iím guessing it should be a "Scottish" and not a "Scotch" as currently listed.
JStax (4529) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour into a brandy snifter. Pours a clear ruby with a beige head. The aroma is wood, vanilla, caramel, coffee. Taste is pretty sweet. Big body and moderate carbonation.
snoworsummer (4240) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
With Tim. Brought back in a growler from the brewery. Sweet, malty, and good. Delicious even when uncarbonated.
ads135 (3870) - 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.
Ed5388 (2960) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/mahogany color with a nice tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, oak, and mild fruitiness. Taste has a mild sweetness, a hint of fruit in the background, and some oak and vanilla notes.
Maverick34 (2848) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep scarlet brown pour from bottle. White head. Malty nose. Bread, caramel, malt light smoke.
unclemike (2812) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a deeper brown color with reddish edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roastiness, earthy, smoke, and peat. Tastes of roast, peat, smoke, caramel, brown sugary sweetness, and earthy. Medium sweet
MadRobin (2657) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Whole Foods in Vienna, VA. Clear, dark rusty orange with light khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet heavy malt--caramel, toffee and bread. Taste of caramel, toffee an alcohol. Sweet, even for a Scotch ale. Full/medium body and medium/low carbonation. Not the best Scotch ale; not very complex and lacking dark fruit characteristics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone