OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle labled as Red Ryder BIG beer.. You need to look at the bottom of the 6 pack to actually figure out what it is... Pours dark amber with a short tan creamy head. Aromas of caramel, molasses, some brown sugar and a little maple syrup. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, alcohol, and some maple. Palate is lightly carbonated but pretty hot on the finish.
popsabrew (1) - Lake City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer from a brewer that usually brews good but not great beers. The proper russet amber with an off white creamy head that holds it’s shape above the rim and laces nicely. Aroma of fresh bread and carmel. Complex sweet carmel taste balanced perfectly with the proper bitter hops finish. A personal favorite, but unfortunately a seasonal brew. Too much kick for a summertime lawnmower brew.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours caramel, off white head. Aroma is malt, molasses, caramel, slightly funky. Flavor is caramel, malt, honey, fruity, slight spicy meaty funk.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-sweet, ?, secondary hops. Taste is medium malt-sweet, syrupy, secondary hops. OK carbonation.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft... GBOA ’06... Textbook amber ale with a large, frothy, khaki head. Excellent retention. Malty, sweet nose with notes of tropical fruit, maple syrup and toffee. Medium sweet, lightly bitter flavor with lots of toffee, caramel and just a hint of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Lengthy, bittersweet finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a decent beer but nothing spectacular. It did not taste like a Scottish Ale as listed.
AlchemistZ (493) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly sedimented but transparent, rich amber color with a thin, bone-colored head. Tons of rich, crystallized sugar and caramel in the nose with some tropical hops and fruity malt and alcohol all there. Flavor has many but not all of the aroma components and the sweetness is balanced by a dry, burnt caramel and a smack of bitterness. The alcohol, malt, and bitterness all trail into a long finish. This is an extra fine interpretation of a Scotch ale.
FROTHINGSLOSH (3977) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2011 I am not a big fan of this brewer and this is the first time I have had this beer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark mahogany color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma if fruity and hoppy. The flavor is bitter floral hops with molasses, ripe fruity and dry chocolate. Despite the strong hops this beer has a rather "Belgian" character to it. It hides the 9.3% alcohol quite well.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with tupalev & jerc - courtesy of tupalev. Orange-amber colour with a tiny head. Moderate hops and a bit of chocolate on the nose. Flavour is a bit grainy, with mellow hops, fairly average and non-descript. Hard to believe it’s 9.3%!
Gorbalev (2823) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as Red Ryder Big Beer, shared with GregClow and Jerc. Dark orange/red, small orange’ish head. Mild sweet malt aroma - some alcohol. Decent sweet alcohol taste, but 9.3%? Tastes 6% tops, so it is either well hidden or misrepresented. But the whole thing is unfortunately bland - there’s nothing here, just some alcohol and some malt. Drinkable though.