shrubber85 (6803) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sour milk and toffee malt aroma. Amber with moderate but short lasting head. Sweet milky caramel malt flavor. Lightly bitter quinine finish. Okay.
decaturstevo (4618) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange/gold pour with white head. Aroma of perfumy hops and sweet malt. Sweet malt, a hinto dirty socks, and not much hops at all. Medium body with ok carbonation. Just a bit funky for me.
rangerred (839) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a nearly clear dark copper with a one finger off-white head. Very good head retention and quite impressive globs of lace clinging to the sides of the glass.
The aroma is caramel, toffee and more caramel and toffee. There is a very slight hint of hay in there but overall, it is quite one dimensionale with not a lot going on.
The flavor continues along the same path of the nose with toffee and caramel and not much else. This is lacking the smokiness that is typical of so many scottish ales and also lacks any real hop flavor. The saving grace, however, is the insanely high drinkability for a style that is not neccesarilly known for this trait. Sweetness is very low with alcohol completely hidden and a soft, smooth mouthfeel.
Overall, what this lacks in flavor it makes up for in drinkability. Not something I would really pick up again but a pleasure to drink the one I had.
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12oz bottle, from Party Source. Clear orange color. Thin off-white head. Just a few loose dots of lace. Not a pleasant aroma. Big caramel malt, dark fermenty bruised fruit, wet dog, cardboard. Medium-plus body. Really dry overall. Pronounced carbonation, awkward texture. Bitter taste, pretty medicinal. Some sour. Tastes like an already-flawed beer that got old and oxidized.
rbrazell (1403) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel. Cloudy deep gold with no head. Faint sugary caramel malt aroma with touches of candied fruit. Same similar bland flavor with weird alcohol flavor. Meh.
garrison (748) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 Alright, I know my Scottish Ales, and this is an okay copy... heavy on the malts and somewhat specific on the hops (Chinook, I believe)... it’s still a good brew of the type.
smberry (2) - - MAR 10, 2013 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
had this on tap 2 nights ago from the smiling chameleon draft house in lewisburg, pa. wasnt even listed on the menu as a scottish ale and definitely did not get that impression from tasting. i thought it was more reminiscent of vomit, my fiancee agreed. it had a weird sour twang with earthy notes, not the warm, malty backbone id exect from a scottish ale. was only the 2nd beer of the night so wasnt impaired in tasting. needless to say will not be trying again
vexorgtr (23) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and flavorful, but the finish is a bit too bitter for my tastes. On tap, it’s a winner... for some reason it doesn’t work out as well from the bottle.
It may not be world class, but it’s a treat when it shows up on tap in this region.
hfmejias (606) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color, very small head. Sweet aroma, notes of caramel. Malty/Wheat taste definitively sweet with a nice bitter aftertaste. very drinkable beer.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange golden ale with white head. Rye flavored with a nice aftertaste. A solid medium sized body.