riversideAK (6078) - 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 (13826) - 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 (1907) - 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.
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint hop aroma that focuses you on the malt. Deep ruby color under foamy white head. Nuttiness is balanced against malt backbone, which can hold its own. Slight breadiness as it warms. Medium mouthfeel; slightly velvety. A good Scottish ale that presents the malt and yields to the yeast.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can from New Seasons - Pours amber in color with a nice foam head. Not much aroma. Taste is a bit of caramel. Somewhat oily on the palate, but not in a bad way. Nice beer.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Oregon Brewers Festival. Apples, malt, and smooth, non-bitter finish. Average at best. Nothing stands out so this one is kind of a wash.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good but not great. More of an amber than a Scottish ale. Could use a punch of malts. Like the can usage though.
Reid (2276) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pint can amazingly! From Capital Market ,Salem
Lovelly looking beer here. Clear darkish amber, with a gorgeous ,pilloy ,foamy light tan head.
Aroma subdued, but mainlly nutty and malty.
Taste again slightly bitter caramel style malts, touch of smoke in the back of the throat, some nuttiness and a ting of hop.
Nice palate, smooth and rich yet not overly so.
Actually not a bad 90 schilling ale.
Real surprise in a can.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Dark amber pour with a 1 inch tan head. Aroma is very sweet, biscuit malts, brown sugar. Flavor is biscuit malt, brown sugar, a light bit of chocolate. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but not a good one either.