GJF (1365) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’d hardly call it a Scottish Ale. Pours a cloudy copper with a thin white head. The body is very fizzy, with a front of the mouth soda quality. A bit of breadlike malt, but generally lacking in body or character.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma, pale and caramel malts, some fruits, grains. Flavor, caramel, pale and bready malts, some fruits, and grains, not bad.
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 (Rerate - accidentally bought a sixes of this without realizing I tried it in the past and hated it - must have had an off bottle - what I have now is decent - fairly smooth maltiness of nuttiness and caramel - very light smoke - earthy bitterness in the finish - a little thin, but decent) Thanks to valpoaj for this - completely clear, fizzy brown beer, with almost no head - very bland aroma of light grain and caramel - spritzy, soda-like carbonation in the mouth - thin flavor, with light peat, some roasted graininess, some nutty flavor - tastes like they used adjuncts - a little alcohol warmth in the throat - pretty uninteresting all-around.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale golden color with a light head. Aroma is grainy and malty with some corn to it. Flavor has a light pale malty taste with some grain and light hops. Not all that great, but for a light session beer its not bad.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with valpoaj (thanks!). Poured a medium orange color with a very small sized head. Aromas of grains, light caramel, and very light peat/earthiness. Tastes of caramel, toasted grains, and maybe some fruitiness. Thinner and weaker in aromas, tastes and body.
tjpasley79 (29) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a decent beer with a smallish head and decent scent. It has a complex flavor that is a little heavy on the smoke (take this as you will since I had a Third Stone just prior to this). It is not bad, but when compared to others from Empyrean, it falls off a little.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 3rd favorite beer at Lazlo’s. Nice and malty and enough complexity to be enjoyable as your 1st or 4th beer of the night.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear copper, headless, light sweet malt aroma and flavor, touch of bitterness to keep it balanced,
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 4/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
HulkamaniacUM (43) - Oxford, Mississippi, USA - JUN 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but not nearly as good as the Third Stone Brown. The roasted grains really stand out, and there’s an OK bite of hops, but the taste is a little thin. It’s not bad, but I expected a little more flavor out of a Scottish style.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from Iowahawkeye (thanks!). Wow this one has a massive head, but it disspates quickly leaving almost no lace.. and no head at all...weird. Pours semi-clear gold.Nose is spicey and a little fruity.Taste starts sweet, then quickly tirns tart and spicey...almost ginger-like. Also has some witbier undertones in the aftertaste. Carbonation is high...too high. Body is light/medium. Not crazy about this one....