snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours clear copper brown with a bubbly beige head. Tastes like roasted malt, booze, nutty, light dryness and light astringency. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, nutty, roasted malt, dry toast.
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear dark amber with ruby highlights and creamy beige head. Aroma is bready and cookie malts, caramel, fig, dates, light berries, and faint floral notes. Flavor is malty with some caramel sweetness, light woody notes, light hop bitterness, and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
uhljoseph (65) - TAMPA, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very drinkable scotch ale. Strong notes of caramel and scotch. Would highly recommend it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ljthiessen (354) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mahogany pour with a very small head. Very malty, with raisin and toffee, oaky notes and a touch of peat and chocolate. Very rich and complex, nice full mouthfeel, well balanced. A great scotch ale.
whitehotg8 (41) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is ruby indeed. Great color and sticking head. It smells of sweet malt and mild roasty grains. Palate is lingering and boozy, but not overpowering. The abv WILL sneak up on you... get your money’s worth though! A solid malty style from my favorite brewery.
jsnicholas (110) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Bottle (12oz): Very dark amber. Very small head. Somewhat sweet. A little burnt. Overall very nice.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Updated rating from 3.9 to 4.1
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An extremely rich brew that I had in bottle at Porterhouse in Dublin. Pours a dark muddy brown with a finger of dense beige head. The aroma is rich and malty with caramel and toffee notes in abundance. A bit sweet in the middle with light caramel apple flavours and hints of spice and earthy characters. The finish is heavy and rich with some boozy warmth as though aluding to its scotch namesake. Overall the best scotch ale Ive had.
Barnoloid (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Bottled but 3 weeks ago in Grand Rapids, where this was opened. Pours a deep brown/caramel color with a small head. This is peat, malt and smoke. A beer that would go down a treat with a whiskey chaser. All the typical characteristics of a Scotch ale but ramped up to a bold finish.
Zymurgeist2 (981) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Malarkey’s in Lake of the Ozarks. Aroma is quite restrained - perhaps it is too cold and we will see if it opens up a bit. Beautiful copper-mahogany with light tan head that webs down the glass and leaves a dusting across the top with a full collar. Taste is rich caramel with overt chocolate and slightly smoky on the backend.
Mack5511 (1) - Clearwater, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice dark amber, decent head and carmel flavor. Very drinkable and not a heavy hops taste.