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....
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
LIghtly roasted cereal grains dominate the aromas on this beer, some caramel and an open, grassy smell. Palate is short, and dry. Maybe a little on the thin side. The flavor profile falls down on malts, though, with a straightforward hop presence. Not much substance.
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat foul aroma upon pouring, with a quickly dissolving white head. Pours a nice copper color and has a subtle caramel flavor. Nothing overly impressive, but a pleasant simple drink. Have had both in bottle form and on tap where it is brewed in Lincoln, NE, and it is a substantially better beer on tap than bottled
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
From a 12 oz. twist cap stubby bottle with no freshness date.
Poured a clear orangey copper with a foamy white that settled into a thin lacing.
Aromas of a watery peat, a fruitiness that had a slight banana twinge and a sweet soft grainy maltiness.
Start off fizzy, but moderate carbonation overall and softly crisp, thin and watery light bodied mouthfeel.
Thin and watery tasting, sweet caramelized sugary maltiness, a very watery fruitiness, like when there is not enough powdery fruit mix to water ratio, something that I think wants to be a peat flavor and a watery malty finish.
Because of taste and too thin a body for a Scottish Ale, the drinkability of this is not very high.
iowaherkeye (2699) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz, no date on the bottle, but the six pack said Best before 11/31/06. Pours a clear light orange with a quickly fading (~20 seconds) one finger eggshell head into absolutely nothing. Poured like a soda pop. The aroma isn’t terribly strong, but there is a slight tinge of smoke--but not the kind you get in Scottish style ales. There is a little grain, metal, and caramel malts. Not enticing. The flavor is an improvement with some caramel and very light chocolate, light smoke, toasty malts are a bit stronger, and into a clean finish. Low bitterness. Thin bodied, sharp low-moderate carbonation. This is sucky.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found this on tap in Omaha. Amber with tons of carbonation. Damn near none existent nose. Once it warmed a bit, there was lots of malt flavor, at least I think there was. Way to much carbonation. It was like champagne. Really not good.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Lazlos in Lincoln, Nebraska. Poured an amber color with medium head that was gone quickly. Nopse of light malts and a hint of smoke. Flavor shows some hops. Good finish.
jimhilt (2478) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Buzzard Billy’s Lincoln, Ne. Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly no lace. Clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet smokey nose. Starts sweet, clean finish, malt comes through late, hops in background. $3.75 for a 16oz glass.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a clear amber color with a minimal head. Fruity estery aroma. Sweet and sugary, malty with light apples. Light alcohol fumes. Bland malt that becomes bitter rather quickly. Dull mouthfeel.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours clear copper bronze with a thin, wispy white head. Vegetal earthy, grainy aroma has some bean sprout character. Body has a dull, dry palate with some cardboardy off-flavors and grass. Something’s just not quite right with this.