Nsanders (1018) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Medium orange with a tall white head. Malty, light smokiness, and bread aromas. Taste is moderately sweet followed by a light bitterness. Medium light body with a foamy feel. Color and flavor lighter than other Scottish ales I’ve tried.
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Some white head, pours light brown. Lack of aroma and some flat maltiness, almost peaty. Not good.
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one of my least favorite Empyrean beers. The peaty smokiness is a little distracting. Could’ve used some sweeter malts to even out the balance.
jcnielsen (3225) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a golden orange color with white head. Caramel, malty flavors. Boring.
boydmarq (56) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy amber color. Aroma of red wine vinegar. Thin, almost non-existent head. Thin, sour taste - a bit citrusy.. Overall, just a very bland and truly forgettable beer.
RobertDale (5560) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and bread. Nothing stands out.
adnielsen (10490) - 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 (2938) - 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 (421) - 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 (3441) - 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