pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at fearless - pours clear copper with small head. Nose of mild malt, grass. Taste is mostly of biscuit, grass, and malt.
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Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off tap at wob cap hill. Pours clear amber. Sips crisp and amber ale like. Low abv and not too malt forward as you might expect. Finish is the most Scotland thing about it. That is where the malt comes stronger. My kind of Scottish ale. I recommended it to a cust who usually drinks bass and she chose this sample over Anderson valley boot amber, so it clearly crosses lines.
oregontarheel (45) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IBU20. Frosted mug. From a growler. Thin head dissipates quickly. Beautiful dark copper color. Aroma is fine. Not bad but not anything to "lift your kilt" (see what I did there?). Crisp flavor with a light bite. Slightly hoppy. Carmel malty with faint nutty flavor. I'd put it somewhere between an amber and an ipa.
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Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very malty oaky aroma with a light brown or copper color. Hazy. White head. A bitter primary taste and a malty sweet finish. A medium bodied and a good carb on the tounge.
Dogbrick (9643) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from firkin at the 6th Annual Rogue Firkin Fest at Green Dragon. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of earthy malt, caramel and fruit. Light to medium body with flavors of peaty malt, grain and caramel. The finish is malt with a short earthy aftertaste. Decent overall.
altonbrownd (3961) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Portland supermarket. Caramel body with medium head. Nose is malty, sweet, metallic. Taste similar. Was okay.
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Gubancs. Not what I expected based on it being a Scottish ale. A little too light, but tastes nice and malty.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Caramel beer with a dark cream head. Rich malt and caramel aroma. Caramel and light nutty flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Caramel and light toffee linger.
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap: Smooth, creamy, bready, caramel, beer flavor, bit honey flavor, nothing offensive. Not too sweet or cidery like many Scottish ales.
Much better on tap. Took me 50 days to finish a keg & it was good all the way through. Previously I had bought some cans of this on sale at New Seasons for only $1.50 each, first few where maybe a 3.8, rest got lost in a move for about 6 months and degraded to about a 3.0.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours out a cola-like brown with no noticeable highlghts, minimal head that dissipates quickly. There is a vegetal aroma that is quite noticeable that is mixed with a muddy peated aroma. Tastes a bit off and perhaps this particular can is a one off? Vegetal flavor with muted sweetness most likely from caramel malts. The peated flavor is a bit one dimensional. Yeast esters are non-existent and tastes as if it was brewed with a clean ale yeast. Mouthfeel was a bit soft for a scottish ale, we were expecting something a bit more alkali. We were severely disappointed because we were hoping for so much more.