milewide (1682) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fine blend of rich, sweet malt with light hops contribution. Fine for the style, and a bit lower ABV than many.
irvineb (9) - Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very drinkable, though not a heavy beer, nor does it seem as string as advertised, though is 7.8 ABV. Nice malt flavors.
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Raesmama (23) - - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this ale. Doesn't hurt that's it's a PA brew . Def must for my collection .
nathan30533 (842) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just too malty and sweet for my liking. I didn’t really enjoy this one. Take the good with the bad.
BeerandBlues2 (10536) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Mellow Mushroom Oxford. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, light peat notes and cooked apples. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruits, light hops and faint bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.
conway (1905) - - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin light tan head. A little light for the style but pretty. Aroma is very generic oat-like malt and some vague sweetness. Taste is fruity sweetness with a roasted malt backbone. Light caramel notes throughout. Smooth palate with very little carb. Pleasant enough but fairly generic.
bkurtz (941) - PERU - JAN 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with a smallish head.Tastes a bit like a Scotish Ale, but I found this aqueous and a little astringent with rotten fruit notes. Disappointing.
N3lson1 (376) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A good dark beer. For a Scottish Style Ale it doesn’t have a heavy scotch taste (not for me). Dark beer with a brown head and good caramel notes.
Westmeister (1994) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours somewhat murky caramel orange with white head. Taste is caramel with a bit of mineral notes some of that scotch type malt. Palate is a bit thin with lingering metallic sting. Eh.
Chudwick (2354) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
For some reason, I’ve been seeking this specific beer out for months. 12oz bottle. Nose is metal and caramel. Uh oh. Pine note in the finish. Body is like a poorly made bock. Same goes for taste and aroma. Burns a little. Expected way more.