IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Again do not see the scores reflecting that this brew is a great Scottish ale. Amber to garnet, big head and carbonation brought out wonderful malts and dark fruits. Taste is just like smell with added peat to it and some anise. Excellent.
ikigai (74) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3/18/15 from 12 oz bottle at hotel during Spring Training. Good light malty and not much bitterness or hops. Refreshing
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maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Pours a somewhat hazy brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose was definitely malt forward, and has some caramel and hints of toffee for me. Taste was slightly sweet, but had a slight crispness to it that wasn’t bad. Largely forgettable, though.
edgallow (3084) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is very sweet caramel. Taste is malty and sweet.
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber body with a thin beige collar. Sweet, fruity aroma. Caramel malt with fruity esters. Thin body with low carbonation. Mild hop bitterness in the back. A small sample was plenty.
VeinAle (124) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Odorless and brown in appearance. Overall an average scotch ale. Nice malt and caramel cover. Had it on tap in Phoenix.
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at the scottsdale location, caramel flavors with a bitter finish, no aroma, just light thin malts. Its your run of the mill scottish.
Arthree (19) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sample tray at the Scottsdale location. Deep brownish amber color. A ring of thin beige foam lingers. Smells like new leather and burnt sugar. Tastes like a stronger version of Big Rock Traditional. Thin, bitter dry aftertaste. Skip it.
jagad5 (89) - - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting Scottish ale. Strong flavor. A good beer to enjoy while your Buckeyes roast the Ducks.
valpoaj (665) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body - half finger off-white head. Aroma is fully of sweet malt, mild biterness, caramel, generally roasty. Simple while nothing special. Flavor is incredibly sweet, with a mild roasted nut flavor to balance things slightly...little hop bitterness. Palate is relatively full bodied for the style with light carbonation - easy drinking. Decent rendition of the style, though I would have liked more to offset the malty sweetness.