CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a robust dark brown with a thin, whispy off-white head. Aroma is a wonderful blend of sweet butterscotch and lots of smoky peat. Actually reminds me of Bells Batch 5000. Body starts thick and sweet with a nice peat presence and sticky, nutty caramel finish. Hides its alcohol magnificently. A very nice Scotch ale. Thanks to DarkElf!
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a medium brown body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of sweet malt, licorice, and caramel. Flavor of malt, some fruit, and mild hops.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Moderate brown color, some clinging head. Good malty bit, full of caramel, vanilla, a bit of alcohol. Rich but somewhat thin, creamy; has a simple finish. Better than the sum of its parts.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer pours a nice enough mahogeny color with a minimal tan colored head. Aroma is sweet malty with some alcohol. Flavor is likewise sweet malt with a light smokiness. Beer is a bit thin in the mouth. As scotch ales go it is mediocre.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mahogany colored, head is thin off-white, mostly dissipating. aroma is sweet, strongly malty, moderate alcohol. hops are barely perceptible. flavor is sweet and malty, very lightly hopped. pretty good archetypal scotch ale if you ask me.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark mahogany with some noticeable co2. The head dies rapidly and leaves a sticky lace. Aroma is malty and of caramel with some roasty notes. A true Scotch Ale not loaded with hops. Flavor is sweet with a light hop bite (almost tart) finish. Nothing complex, but a good representation the style. Palate is medium bodied with a roasted grain presence. I found this to be one of the better Scotch Ales (that I have tried) brewed in the US. Well balanced and full of the malt flavors that make this style great.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a dark colored head..clean, hoppy aroma...slightly spicy hop flavors but too much of a watery background...yes, its hoppy and a tad sweet with some added alcohol heat..but its quite one dimensional and boring and so I say, Skip it!
chinreallyfat (21) - Chula Vista, California, USA - OCT 31, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Having consummed this several times at bars in the SF bay area, I miss it around XMAS. The skull and crossbones wearing a Sant Claus hat always put me in a jolly mood. One of Rodgers best at the time.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner form these guys IMHO. I would really like to get my hands on some of their other brews, ícause between this beer and the Expedition, I am sold. Poured quite dark with a very dark head. Strong malt in the nose and the perfect burned qualities on the tongue as well.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on tap for strong beer month í04 in san francisco) Sweet bubblegum aroma from the dark brown pour. This year was made to resemble a scottish wee heavy, but itís closer to a barleywine. Lots of spices and sweet flavors balanced with malts. This was tasted very young (4 months old), so Iíll have to re-rate once I drink the bottle in my fridge.