reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves only small hints of lacing. Aroma is caramel malts with pine and hints of smoke and earthy hops. Taste is caramel malt sweetness with the pine and slight smoke and an earthy hop bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. A nice Scottish style ale, but the ABV is a little low for the style.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with full silky head. Slightly smokey presence atop an amber malt background. The body exudes and easy maltiness accompanied by some sweet candied notes. Straightforward and simple Scottish-style brew.
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, clear copper with an off-white head that lingers and has nice lacing. Beautiful, rich caramel malt aroma. Well rounded full, chewy malt. Nice bitterness.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can:   Deep amber, hazy, moderate frothy light beige head, sparce lacing.   Malty nose, a little
toasty, somewhat mealy, slight forest notes... like sweetened pine or something.   It actually kind of reminds me
of sap on a pinecone.   Very interesting.   Tangy semi-sweet maltiness on the tongue.   Again with the
pine tree and/or pinecone.   It actually lends itself well.   Not much in the way of peat or campfire.
Remains malty flavored on the finish, but its not overly heavy.   I like this one, a little different but also
unique.   Finish is slightly nutty, with a little bit of cocoa.   Yeah, pretty tasty if you ask me!
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Mild spicy caramel, earthy hop aromas. medium body. Spicy sweet smoky caramel flavors with a smooth finish--not bad
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16-oz can. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a dense and creamy tan disc of mousse on top. Mild brown-bread malt and gingerbread nose. Creamy medium body with subdued carb. Brown bread and gingerbread mid-palate. Mild finish. Pleasant, but a bit dull. More like the indifferently made browns that plagued that style for years.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is of caramel, brown bread notes, nutty notes, and light green apples. Pours darker amber, creamy head for a while that settles. Flavors of toasted nuts, caramel, green apples, and light dry roast. Caramel apple finish. Smooth.
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy amber with a creamy/fizzy near beige head. Aroma of rich, sweet caramel. Med body. Flavor is malty, something like unbitter walnut, and very little hop. Good, arguably true to style, but nothing outrageous. Cries out for imperialization. I can taste that in my dreams. This is a good foundation.
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
There isnít much nose but that is probably a good thing. It is definitely one of the better American brewed British styles that Iíve had in a can. As expected it is nicely malted. The hops are a little bright but again more "Scottish" than others Iíve had. That is it was nicely flat on the end. Itís also has whiskey overtones. The carbonation was a little too crisp but again, coming from a can as opposed to cask (for example) it is probably a necessity. Pairings are pretty simple. The carmel overtones match nicely with dark slow cooked meat or fried foods. You can probably get a little adventurous with cheese. Standard British styles are good but I think there are some younger cheese with strong noses that work. Also feel free to drink this with dessert as long as the fruit isnít too acidic. Figs come to mind but a very ripe peach would also work. Sweet biscuits, chocolate, cream or mint will all work great.
skoisirius (1715) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much of an aroma, but definitely smells malty. Was not expecting so much smoke on this, but it was smokey, and lots of brown sugar going on. Flavors donít seem to meld together completely well, but it still works enough. Decent brew.