Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
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.
oregontarheel (26) - - 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 (184) - 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 (6824) - 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 (4473) - 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 (766) - 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 (6481) - 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 (43) - 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 (353) - 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
Iím 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.