uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap it isnít bad. Not my favorite, even of this type, but not offensive. This is a little on the sweet side for the type, a little shy rather than bold, flavor is not very robust.Light golden orange.
kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2006
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle, via BA swid. Pours a dark gold with a thin and quick disappearing head, off-white in color. The lightest in color Scottish Ale Iíve ever seen. Aroma is of diacetyl butteriness, and thatís about all I get, with an accent of garbage juice to boot. Flavor has a little toasted malt beyond the butter flavor. This stuff is not good. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with moderate fine carbonation. Wow, this one surprised me. Their other beers that Iíve had were OK, but this is just awful. I got down about two ounces, and the rest met the drain.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from eboats Thanks!
Pours a decent light amber with an aroma of cantaloupe malt. Slight peach as well. Little head, no cling in the lace. Flavor is a hybrid honey mixture, with bits of cotton candy. Not bad.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle via trade with eboats - Thanks Caleb! - Pours amber with a short white head that fades quick.. Aromas of caramel, and a touch of nuts. Flavor is caramel, a touch of dough, and not much else. Palate is more towards the thin side. Drinkable and would make a fair session..
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I beat scoot also! Thanks eboats. Light orange color. Foamy off white head. Nose had a touch of medicine. taste was slight roasted malts, and something, sour or off. Fun brew.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I beat Scott to this one! 12oz bottle from Eboats. Pours a very light copper color with a white foamy head. Head receeds to a small ring. Nose is sweet caramel and nutty malt. Flavors of caramel, nuts, a light hint of sour mash. Very mild and easy to swallow. WOuldnt be a bad one to drink alot of at a party.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Sledge Jr for this one!
This one starts out with a small off white head that disappears quickly.
Light amber colored body.
Sour orange aroma. The flavor is slightly sweet, but lacks the malty, smoky characteristics I look for in a good Scottish Ale. This needs more body to meet the style expectations as itís quite thin.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
KC Bier Meisters meeting. light gold color. Smokey aroma s dominates. Flavor is smoke and malt, not much else.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark orange with quickly fading tan head. Too light in color. Slightly caramel malt aroma, but lacking the faint smokiness in many of this style. Very thin on the palate for a Scottish Ale. Little to no hop bitterness, as is appropriate for style. Below average.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle into tulip glass. Dark clear orange in the glass. Medium to large white fizzy/fluffy/firm head thatís mostly diminishing. Thick but oily lacing, good sluggish sub-surface "racing." Macroish hop smell with a little spice, and a vague whiff of caramel malt. Good malt sweetness. Not enough flavor, though. Some soft pilsner style hops, very faint. A trace of the advertised hickory smoke on the finish. In all, fairly weak and uninteresting, but drinkable.