adnielsen (9662) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Empyrean. Pours a hazy golden appearance with an off white head. Toasted malty, light caramel, herbal, pretty boring aroma. A bit tangy, toasty, grainy, grassy, light toffee, boring flavor.
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with very little head. Aroma is sweet malt with an odd floral/funk note. Taste adds a welcome bit of spice but it could use a wee bit more of the smoked barley to make it more interesting.
uhclem (381) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is missing just about everything. Aroma and taste are pedestrian at best. Mouthfeel is thin and the finish has an unpleasant overlay of funk.
drjay44 (2832) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained white head, with hints of lacing, over a hazy dark amber (SRM 9) body......nose is malts, with toffee/caramel dominating....taste is toffee/caramel, finishing with hints of honey becoming dry ending in very light bitterness.....mouth fel light of medium, carbonation low. This is a rather simple beer, but it does meet the style of a Scottish Export 80/. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
boozedude (2162) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours lght brown... Aroma is sweet... Taste is bread fruit little nut..just ok
BVery (7386) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Semi hazy orange pour with a nice small fluffy white head. Mild aroma and taste of apple/citrus, and not much for bready/malty/caramel at all. More like a weak cider.
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Old Chicago in Omaha. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of caramel, biscuits, light spice. Taste is similar. OK.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with off white head. nose is sour and somewhat flat but with hints of malt. A bit biting and sour on the start moving into a medium bodied salty, and sour blast of malt driven beers. Finishes with just a hint of smoke. Somewhat bland.
CanIHave4Beers (3500) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, at home. Freaking gusher....
The beer pours a hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head and some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is sweet with some toasty malt, cherries, and b.o.
The flavor is a little brash, malty and lightly sweet, but astringent making it seem very unrefined. There are some fruit notes of cherry and apple, but this isn’t really doin’ it for me.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Amber, slightly cloudy, thin sudsy sandy head, little lacing. Malty nose, very soft fruitiness. There may be a small smidgen of ash and charred wood, but oh boy is it minor. Not peaty at all. Seems like an Amber or Brown, both broken. Minor fruity tootsie roll like malt sweetness up front. Its also like a damn popsicle stick on the finish. Hard to tell if its the purple, red, or orange that you have been sucking on... but I am leaning towards purple (grape). What about this is Scottish I havent the faintest. Really off-kilter, and forgetable. Thanks for the bottle Trevor.