Koskela (289) - 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 (8141) - 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 (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - 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 (1373) - 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 (6858) - 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 (372) - redmond, 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.
Alexmestas (29) - - JUN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Low hopped. Session beer, really which I don't usual encounter with Scottish ales. Moderate malty but mostly amber tasting, with, for lack of a better word, a lager finish.
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blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m being generous with my review because for the price paid this is an outstanding beer. I paid a whole $1.99 for this beer. I drank it out of the can so my rating on the appearance is based on the artwork, which is badass. Taste is pretty typical of a Scottish ale. Not too hop oriented with that sweetness that only a Scottish ale can really give you. This is easily drinkable and I could see myself using this as a session beer easily.
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightish and easy-to-drink Scottish ale. Light notes of earth, wort and possibly even a little peat. Fairly clean. Has notes of fresh bread, light toast and nuts, plus a touch of caramel. Faint hints of fruit, such as red apples, grapes and pears. Mild bitterness. Not overly exciting, but it would make a good session beer.