OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle via trade with alanC - Thanks Alan - Pours dark brown with a little tan head that settles to a ring and laces well. Aroma is of bourbon, dark, fruits, some chocolate, caramel, and peat.. Flavor is caramel, raisin, plum, bourbon, a bit of vanilla, and some more of that peat. Smooth and easy sipping on the palate. Mine said 9% alcohol on the bottle.. You’ll have trouble finding any of that... Full bodied. Very nice brew. This was great!
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown with no head. Fantastic Aroma! I smell whiskey, Brandy, dark fruits, malt and sweetness. Caramel flavors with notes of raisins and plums. This one’s more aout the malt, as it should be. Very little carbonation. Finishes quickly. Damn, Rodger, this rocks!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost jet black color with a nice sized tan head. Aroma is peat with burnt caramel. Taste is strong with a lot of maltiness and a thick consistency.The alcohol stops it from being too sweet. A nice beer to have one of.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a scottish strong ale from 03. Big malt nose with no perceptible hop notes. Brandy and scoth whisky malt characters with wonderful plums and berries hints. alcohol is hidden with a long finish of wood and lightly smoked notes.
CaptainCougar (7132) - 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 (11971) - 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 (3717) - 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 (1425) - 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 (1506) - 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.