doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours murky, dark, caramelly brown with a thin light brown head. Smells malty fruity sweet, some alcohol, some dish towel. Tastes malty and less sweet than it smells. A bit of cereal malt flavor as well. Medium body, subdued carbonation.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lots of deep roasted malty aroma flavor is of malt bittersweet chocolate nice balance of earthy hops very great tasting wish it was available in florida
HonkeyBra (3443) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is pretty much the best american Scotch Ale you’re going to find. Gorgeous dark red pour. Big nose, Huge, malty, smokey flavor. Especially pleasing if you love scotch whiskey. Alcohol is nicely hidden. A staple for the style.
malrubius (1775) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Dark ruby, hazy, with almost no head, slight ring. Peaty grass, earthy brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar dark fruit mild peat and grass flavor with mild underlying bitterness and some lingering fruity sweetness. Medium-full body and too little carbo. Something happened that killed the carbo on this. Too bad. Otherwise an excellent beer.
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to English pint glass.
Reddish-brown in color with thin head.
Aroma of malt and peat. Good, solid
taste of malt with a little hoppy bite to it
as well. Not as much peat in the taste
as other Scotch ales I’ve had...not a
complaint, but an observation. A very
good beer worth seeking out.
Homer321 (1987) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured from the bottle. wonderful dark fruit, primarily plum and raisin. very, very smooth palate. a truly awesome american beer.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown with a thin mocha-colored head. Aroma is sweet and malty, with scents of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, roasted malt, and a bit of wood and smoke. Taste is medium-bodied, with initial flavors of caramel and roasted malt giving way to a long, sweet finish of molasses, syrupy hops, and warming alcohol. A solid scotch ale -- strong in flavor, but not overwhelming.
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a ruddy brown with a thin, quickly dissipating cream head. Aroma is peat, caramelized sugar, and dark roasted malt. Flavor is light and citrusy, like the first icy lemonade of summer. No, not really. More like the concentrated essence of a wood paneled den full of leather, scotch, cigar smoke and academic one-upmanship. Smooth malt, peat, molasses sweetness, with a surprisingly hoppy finish. Alcohol only shows up as it warms, and is remarkably well-hidden. Medium mouthfeel, but very drinkable despite its complexities. High-larious brewer’s notes alone makes it worth seeking out a bottle.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a dark amber brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, sweet malt, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild to moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with moderate foamy head that holds. Fruity aroma and similar taste and sweet. Nice velvety mouthfeel and complex taste. Very enjoyable.