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.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish amber with a nice creamy white head. Rich malty caramel aroma, similar strong malty caramel and sweet flavors, creamy mouthfeel, decent hops in the finish. Pleasant surprise to find this at the bar this past weekend.
vulgarparasite (10) - catasauqua, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was impressed with this beer. It could be a bit more carbonated, however it has great character and the alcohol content is masked well for not being overly sweet. I drank 5 and felt great.
Leighton (11889) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a rich mahogony with a foamy, tan head. Strong malt aroma with tons of toffee and ripe fruit. Has a barley wine-esque sweetness to it, quite intense, with bread, caramel, more toffee and plum, along with some light, earthy bitterness. Medium to full in body with soft carbonation and a creamy texture. Some brown sugar is also in the flavor, coming out later. Finishes very sweet with lightly toasted malts and toffee. Delicious beer.
unclemattie (4263) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ the Ravenous Pig. 12oz pour. Burgundy / Mahogany color. Thin white head. Sweet caramelized sugar aroma. Flavor is very sweet. Full bodied. Exquisite. Very balanced. Not much smoke. Big malts. . 29 Nov 08.
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Clear reddish brown pour with a thin tan head. Lots of caramel malt aroma with a bit of peat, some dark fruit and a touch of alcohol. Sweet caramel flavor with toffee and booze before a dry finish. Very nice Scottish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 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.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, 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.
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of caramel, toasted and cookie, light to moderate hops of resin and cooked orange, light dough for the yeast, and big background note of brown sugar and a hint of coconut. Head is small, creamy, off-white with some lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is murky brown. Flavor starts heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and bitter. Palate is medium, creamy almost syrupy, with a lively carbonation. I reallly enjoyed the distinct and unique aromas of this excellent Scotch Ale, thanks Hopscotch!
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy drowland. Clear orange color with a light ring of bubbly head. Aroma is milk chocolate, cherry brownies and aged malts. Flavor is aged malts, alcohol and easy cocoa. This is nice.