BVery (8912) - Plymouth, 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 (18677) - 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 (3790) - 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 (6599) - 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.
bigbish (649) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a good beer. I was hoping for more malts and some smokiness. Beer is hard to describe, but not very Scottish.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloudy amber color with almost no head. Smells of hints of caramel. Smooth taste with a clean finish.
jmohno (1401) - Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This kind of beer reminds me of some of our local brews.Pretty average.This fits into below average compared to some of the other scottish ive tried.I was expecting it to be malty . It is fairly smooth a little bit of creamy in the smooth then some citrus clashing with the english malt light sweet metallicy almost oddness..The citrusy finish seems to clash to awkwardness. the smoke is present in aroma and taste but doesnt do much for this beer.
This is more citrus hop english accentuated rather than malty like a good scotish ale should be.Unbalanced to citrus forward not real good to its style.
wlajwl (5061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin in body compared to the best Scottish Ales, this had a bit of caramel and was decently malty. Not the greatest but not bad really, just a bit to thin in body.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Tap] Part of a sampler at Lazlo’s in Omaha. Pours an even amber color with virtually no head. Sweet toffee and light alcohol in the nose. Caramel, molasses and very subtle hints of smoke in the taste. Sticky mouthfeel is mainly due to undercarbonation. Little balance. Not much going on as far as complexity here, just sweet and thin.