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.
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.
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.
Davhgbrew (938) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off tap at wob cap hill. Pours clear amber. Sips crisp and amber ale like. Low abv and not too malt forward as you might expect. Finish is the most Scotland thing about it. That is where the malt comes stronger. My kind of Scottish ale. I recommended it to a cust who usually drinks bass and she chose this sample over Anderson valley boot amber, so it clearly crosses lines.
Reid (1886) - 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.
5000 (6265) - 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!
Zymurgeist2 (989) - 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.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was a nice surprise. Much more malty than any other elements, though there are some nice caramel touches. Aroma is dry roasted with the caramel overtones. Has a nice dark body to it, with a big head on it that leaves some nice lacing. Flavor is more malts, with the caramel coming in to give it a sweet finish. Mouthfeel is a little overly carbonated, but nothing serious. One I tried at OBF on a lark, but nice.
reebtogi (4155) - 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.
oregontarheel (43) - - 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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