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 (388) - 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 (2334) - 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 (1900) - 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.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Poured red brown with thin fast dissipating head. Very little aroma, but it was a pleasant caramel malty one. Full caramelly beer, with walnut and roast tones. Lingering malt and caramel finish.
stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful Scottish ale, sweet but not ester and a good head. Reminds me of the Highlands. Good introduction to microbrews.
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fearless... Poured burnt orange with a white head. Aroma of sugared malt and candy. Prominent malt flavors with sweet syrupy flavors and other sweetness from fruit, maybe apples. Contained an enjoyable bitterness in the finish.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland, OR. Small tan head that mostly lasting, patchy lacing, no carbonation observed, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Nose of malt and caramel. Ditto for the flavor with a hint of roastiness. Tingly mouthfeel and medium body. Quaffable, easy drinking brew, but it lacked the flavor I was hoping for given the style. Rather disappointing.