randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deeeeep reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Nice malty nose. Deep mouthfeel with a nice creamy palate. Very complex on the tongue with a bit of sweet (honey?). So much malt but combined very well. I’ve had a lot of poorly done scotch ales and they turned me off of the style. I’m glad this one is around to help redeem scotch ales for me!
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep reddish-brownish color with a small head. Whoa! this actually smells like scotch! Smoky and peaty with some mild honey notes, dammit this smells good Flavor has good notes of scotch whisky with some very good hoppiness, some apple, some cherry, and some pronounced but delicious alcohol notes.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with hints of red in color, little head. Hints of malt in the aroma. Sweet, rich malt flavor, hints of caramel. Medium-heavy body, dry finish. I prefer this beer on tap.
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours unclear dark amber with a small creamy and lasting head. Nose is sweet of toffee, caramel and dark fruits with alcohol and chewing gum in the back. Smooth and sticky palate. Warmth and has a good level of vinousness. Nice.
oh6gdx (23130) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Monks Café, Wallingatan, Stockholm. Ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, some alcohol, plum and some slight grassyness. Flavour is sweet malts, alcohol, some mild raisins and plummy notes. Aftertaste is very sweet along with some mild toasted notes.
caesar (5877) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Brownish color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, some butterscotch, bit hop. Sweetish taste, very malty, caramel. Very nicely balanced.
gunnar (6715) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a small white head.Aroma of caramel. Taste of dark fruits, caramel and some smoked character as well, sweet overall, finishes bitter and better.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma has caramel, butterscotch, raisins. Hazy, brown coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste is sweet, caramel malty with butterscotch. Sweetness is not too overwhelming. Balance is okay. Just a little siruppy. Has some hoppiness. Enjoyable brew.
Scotthops (8) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish-brown in appearance. Sweet, but not syrupy. A little anise and caramel malts. Slight whiskey or scotch on the palate. Very nice!
Damico (2977) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is strong, like a brown ale with boozy undertones. It is like a thick dark syrup in appearance with red hughes. Tastes delicious from a strong ale perspective in the tradition of a scotch ale. I know people who are scared to drink this style - ask Sean.