hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade. Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a bronze yet slightly amber looking colored body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within a minute, lacing tries to cling to the glass but slides a bit, spider webs after a while.
The smell had a rich sort of malty, peatiness with a slight tobacco edge.
The taste was mainly sweet, slightly peaty aftertaste, smooth sweet finish.
The palate was about a light to medium and somewhat sessionable. Carbonation is very subdued but still good for the style and for me.
Overall, I say a pretty good Scottish Ale, good job Four Peaks, second brew by them and I’m becoming quite intrigued by them.
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty subtle and sweet malts. No hops. Not a lot of flavour, but I guess it would be session able. Pretty typical Scottish Ale. Nothing Special. Thanks JM for the sample.
jspronck (27) - BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber color, caramel, fruity (plum, raisin), clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, average carbonation
Peacehammer (619) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color. Sweet caramel malt on the nose. Big malt and caramel on the palate, without being overly sweet. Nicely balanced.
BrewMstr (84) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty, sweet, and slightly smokey. Amber color and smooth, though not particularly distinctive as a scotch ale.
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I enjoyed this at the Phoenician Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona during a recent work function. The beer was a distinctive scotch ale that was very drinkable. Overall the beer filled a nice gap from the ordinary mass produced beers on the market.
jkwood04 (3850) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can in a thistle. Pours deep amber/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and pale and slightly cereal-like malts plus light bitterness and bread. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Muddy brown pour with a thin ring of lace. Aromas of light smoke, fruit, and pond water. Flavor is watery and mild. Smoke, caramel, and a mineral finish. Eh not too enjoyable and somewhat hard to put down.
Luvystypotables (607) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2014 A great looking beer copper colored with a moderately thick creamy head. Almost no aroma just a hint of yeast. Pleasant taste but not very distinctive with a slightly watery mineral palate.
Kuluvu (6) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unfiltered flavor? Slight resemblance to La Fin Du Monde after 4 of them...
6%? Most definitely.
Citrus, smoke, caramel, burnt oatmeal, that’s what I got anyway.
Would be pretty good with Grilled Tilapia or Orange Chicken.
$8.99 for a 6 pack at Circle K in Tucson, brewed semi locally in Tempe, AZ... better than most offerings at your local gas station mini mart.