SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Guild. Pours a dark brown color with a small head. Nose is lightly sweet with some Datey notes. Palate is smooth and lightly velvety. Flavors of dark fruits, light sugars.
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JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a darker copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma has paper, mild spice, caramel and toffee. Bigger body and moderate carbonation.
tapefuzz (153) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at brewery. Pours reddish amber with a minimal white head. Too sweet aroma of roasted malt, fruit, and some chocolate. Taste is similar with an initial cherry turning into very sweet chocolate and mild caramel and grape. Much too sweet initially. Very lightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Medium body. Thin, oily mouthfeel.
malrubius (2614) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Squealer from Lisai’s Chester Market. Garnet red clear with lasting small head and nice lace. Mild herbal woody aroma with hint of ripe cherries. Toasted caramel dark cherry sweetness with toasted nuts and woody herbal surprisingly dry finish. Not as rich as expected but nicely quaffable and not watery or anything. Medium body slightly oily texture. Good.
ben4321 (5781) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery, 7/6/15
Mahogany with a beige head. Toffee and toasted malt aroma. Good, clean sweetness. Nice feel.
Bulk_Carrier (3884) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hinesburg public house.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown colorwith a semi-transparent ruddy red around the sides. There’s no head nor lacing.
The smell started off with a caramel maltiness with a dried peat, light smokiness and some light chocolate.
The taste was moderately smokey sweet, and allowed a nice rolling sweet glazing of the combination of chocolate, peat and caramel into the aftertaste and leave a semi-wet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is pretty subdued but still good for the style.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Scottish ale that I could have again. Definitely goes with food as it helped to add yet meld nicely with Buffalo wings.
bytemesis (6971) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear mahogany, medium tan head, good staying power, nice lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, dark bread, a bit toasty. Flavor is light plus sweet, very light bitter, malty, nutty, dark bready, toffee. Medium body, lingering bitterness.
GIJOE (1089) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thin, white head. Nose is malty with molasses and caramel notes. Taste is balanced; slightly bitter. Medium body. Mild carbonation. Decent brew.
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AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown red. 1 finger creamy. Almost no nose. Maybe a touch of sweetness. Sweet taste. Creamy some brown sugar and port wine or grape characteristics.
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Drop-In. Clear darker amber color with thin head. Nose is toffee, European toasted malt, and almost dark fruit like.
Nice malt character. Ample caramel and toffee with light fruity hops or dark fruit in the back end. Toast and nutty secondary flavors. Some light lingering sweetness. Soft carbonation with a medium body. This would be easy to session, nice classic style.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown with a small beige head. Sugary smell with roasted malts, a little dark fruit. Taste is similar. Very thin. Leaves more to be desired. But I expect better things from them.