rondphoto (1250) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear dark amber with a big rim head, splotches of lace. The taste is lightweight, particularly for 6.8% abv. There is assertive malt, followed by some sort of cloyingly sweet butterscotch, and just a bit of hops at the end. It is filling, but not satisfying. It is drinkable, of course, but not enjoyable.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz draft 7/25/13 (Erie Sea Dogs Game)-Pours a medium amber with a small head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with a little nutty taste. This medium bodied brew was not bad. Filled the need.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Very little flavor and lots of dryness I’ll pass on the next one.
Ed5388 (1235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with an inch of white head. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts, some spice, a light fruitiness, and some booze. Tastes of nuts, caramel and toasted malts, spice, light fruit, and an alcohol burn in the finish.
wickedwort (5) - Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Pours clear copper color with thin off white head that dissipates rather quickly and then falls pretty flat with no lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and a little biscuit. Taste is similar but with slight raisin and spice in middle and dryer finish. Missing some complexity and slight artificial aftertaste, plus beer was literally flat soon after pour. Not my favorite Scottish ale.
whaleale (9) - Athens, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Smooth, malty, not a big finish but a little woody on the end.. Good body, not much lacing. Overall a very nice ale.
Christpuncher (492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average beer. Very strong and very bold in taste. Smells really malty and tastes very malty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
floydslip (102) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Copper colored beer with a thin white head. Nose is sour and a little sweet with a somewhat acidic scent. Flavor is a bit tangy initially which gives way to a slight bitterness, and then it kind of falls flat. The mouth feel is pretty lame with little in the way of body. This is boring. Maybe I have a bad bottle. I will re-rate this if the next one is better.
b3shine (3505) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft to taster. Looks decent; light for a Scottish Ale though. A transparent orange with white head that dissipates into thin lacing. Smells sweet and malty with a notable caramel presence. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Eh.
queenholly (2413) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light fruity caramel malt aroma. Clear copper with a small, quickly dissipating white head. Sweet caramel malt with a saccharin type bitter finish. Light body, moderate carbonation.