Luvystypotables (1056) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No aroma, dark amber colour, no head. Pleasant taste of malt. Sweet palate of malt and syrup.
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, 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.
Darwenus (647) - Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but a little short of great. Dark red color with very little, quick fading head. Roasted malt in the aroma, with some vanilla and something like roses. The sweet, smokey notes in the flavor are nice. A little hint of apricot, too. But it tastes watered down. I get the sense that there’s a better beer here, but it is being diluted somehow before it gets to my glass.
HeadyDE (589) - Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour..not much of a head..reddish brown tint..nose is odd with a mixture of roasted nuts..hazelnuts and sweet cough syrup/drops..mouthfeel is not memorable and comes off as a bit cloyingly sweet..overall a thin beer on finish that lacks complexity and has an odd overall presence from start to finish..
kidobutai (514) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ahhhhh. I have come to really enjoy a good Scotch ale, and this falls squarely in that category (and at a reasonable price). Poured from a bottle, great color and lacing. Not overwhelmingly syrupy, good caramel notes
Doofgoblin (429) - 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.
BierMeHoos (333) - Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel flavor. Deep red pour without a head. The aroma is quite sweet and tempting. The taste is clean and smooth for 8%. I’m a huge scotch ale fan and this is quite good!
Velkyal (311) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with ruby tinges at the edge, topped with a a finger or so of light brown head. The nose is tobacco, smoke and earthy hops. Taste is sweet caramel, but not overpowering, with a delicate bitter twist at the end that brings a beautiful sense of balance to the beer. Definitely a supping on a Friday night beer. Very nice.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - @ RHP. Pours dark caramel brown, no real head. Aromas of roasted malts, slight caramel toast and toffee. Tastes of caramels nuts and malts, little bit of cocoa, finishing with but of bitterness. Ok.
Eberndt (234) - - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and malty flavor with a bit of a wood and licorice in the finish. Pours a dark red color.