lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered, dark brown with big fluffy head. Aroma is malt and alcohol. Taste is caramel, toffee, alcohol, and mainly sweet maltiness. Good carbonation, with a somewhat dry aftertaste. Pretty good altogether.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice red color with a minimal head. Sweet nose, nothing largely noticable. Highly malted and smooth, sweet, hoppy finish. Small amount of roasted malts detectable. A nice brew.
Cliff (399) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, poured a dark brown with a thin off white head. I honestly think that Scotch ales just arenít my thing. They seem so bland and boring. No aroma, simple malty taste, medium mouthfeel and a sweet finish. I just donít get this style...
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour. No head. Icy, carbonated froth on top. Looks a lot like a Birch beer. Chocolate, malty, nutty aroma. Overwhelming flavor to tongue and roof of mouth. Malty, wooden taste. More like a brown ale than a scottish ale
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Very dark brown chestnut color with a thin loose white head. Aroma is malt-dominated with a general maple/brown sugar sweetness. Some milder oak and plum-like aromas present. Medium to thick palate, well-carbonated. Sweet, dark, candied fruit taste with some alcohol discernible, but not obtrustive. Dry finish. A very good Scotch, but overall it lacked some characteristics I prefer in Scotch Ales (peat, a little smoke).
daernoth (1) - USA - MAR 21, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it both in bottle and in Founderís on draft. Aroma of caramel and coffee, and sometimes alcohol. The flavor opens with a huge malty kick. The beer finishes with a moderate amount of hop flavor and alcohol (though the alcohol is by no means overwhelming). It feels heavier than most ales Iíve sampled, but not as heavy as most microbrewed stouts. Overall a very good beer!
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. An interesting beer, with a nice palate (somewhat heavy carbonation but still smooth). Flavor of sweet malt and some dark fruit.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great and unique flavor; aroma is malty and not too smokey. Flavor was caramel, sweet malt, some dark fruit, and maybe a hint of some peat. Great mouthfeel; smooth and enjoyable.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a nice copper color with some reddish hues. Moderate white head that dies down fairly quickly. Aroma is very malty with a slight smokey quality. Flavor is also very malty, with some caramel and some earthy qualities. Flavor lingers on the tongue. Medium mouthfeel. Drinkable and enjoyable.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy Solan. Pours a cloudy copper with a very thin white head. Smells of caramel, and sweet dark malts. Pretty typical of scotch ales. Taste is pretty unique for this style. Pretty sweet, with a touch of candy sugar. malts are pretty big, but get a touch of hops in the finish which helps balance this brew. The finish is really smooth, and I get some nice caramel characters that accompany it which make it very enjoyable.