brewtalita (87) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby, violet hue. Very low beige head which quickly disappears. Watery texture, clean appearance. Aroma of salty caramel, toffee, molasses, raisins and umami. Mouthfeel bit on the thin side although alcohol is well hidden still. Low carbonation.Taste of licorice, maple syrup, salty soya sauce with hints of chocolate oak and vanilla in finish. Herbal, syropy ending. Well balanced, delicious and complex brew. Not really refreshing but enjoyed in awe.
YigSvartka (239) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque brown with a modest beige head. Pleasant, but slightly mild aroma containing notes of vanilla, scotch, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, biscuit, and malt. Mid bodied not unlike a syrup texture. Delectable coalescence of caramel, toffee, sweet scotch, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, with a lingering sweet and mildly hoppy finish. Very nice.
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark fruits, sweet malts, something beefy. Gets better and better as it warms. Excellent Scotch Ale.
yuzuha (19) - sioux city, Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red almost black small beige head. Medum carbonation. Taste is initially malty leaving a bitter hop finish. Hints of fruit and smoke.
theOptimator (346) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light caramel and a hint of corn. Appearance is dark brown ruby red with small frothy head. Taste is large malt up front, raisin plum, hint of roast. Some hop bitterness but still a malt forward beer. Bit of earthiness. Palate is medium and crisp. Bitterness lingers. Overall not bad. Arrogant Bastard is far superior. Lacking the malt depth I expected. Maybe I got an old bottle. High IBU’s not helping the malt, definately too high for a Scottish.
Livendadream (176) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Btl pours a burgandy color with a big off white head that dissapates quickly leaving lace all over glass. Smells of earth,wood,toast,alcohol and Tastes of sweet toffee,roasty grain,vanilla,molasses,nuts and a hint of chocolate. Medium to heavy body,bold chewy viscous mouthfeel, clean, smooth slightly alcoholic finish. Very nice well balanced and extremely flavorful beverage. This is the first scotch ale I’ve had and I am impressed. Well done!
vipinvelp (3162) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark ruby, tanned lacing lasting foam head. Sweet hoppy barley aroma, quite nice. Bittersweet taste, lots of fruit tones, leving smoky bitter aftertaste. (Cleveland 201510)
GenDV138 (4121) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey, consumed on 9/11/2015. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, toffee. Tastes of dark fruit, caramel, toasty notes, toffee. Medium body with a dry finish.
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts, toffee, bread crust. Dark ruby, clear, small beige head. Heavy sweetness, light bitter, taste is caramel, toffee, bread crust, some dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, slightly dry and bitter aftertaste. Well brewed, good balance.
beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby color with an off white head. Peat, caramel, raisin, molasses, plum, toffee and molasses aroma and flavors. Medium full body with moderate carbonation and a raisin, plum and molasses finish.