heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep hazy bronze body with a thin white head. The aroma was massive caramel and pears with light hints of green wood. There is also an underlying buttery note. The taste has some notes of old caramel candy and light wood. There is also some peppery spice that sneaks in as you drink. Drinkable and drinkable, I actually liked this more than many Scottish Ales, as it tasted more like a malty ESB to me.
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t place the aroma. This is pretty good too. Not very smoky or peaty, with some malt but not a lot. Doesn’t seem much like a Scottish but it’s okay anyways.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish orange. Thin, fizzy white head with decent retention. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is not as sweet, with some smoky notes and coffee malt. Think Fat Tire with a hint of coffee flavor. No aftertaste. Is this a great beer? No. But for a smooth session beer, you could do a lot worse.
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz from the cellar via trade with someone. Pours orange tan head. Nose is eh. Taste is really eh,
GJF (1513) - 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 (5728) - 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 (11551) - 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.