adnielsen (7586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Four Peaks Tempe. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a white head. Light caramel, toasty malty, a bit sweet aroma. Fruity, a bit citrusy, sweet caramel malty flavor. Ok.
AtronSeige (334) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear amber/copper with little head, but lots of carbonation. The head is off white with very fine bubbles.
Aroma of stewed fruitiness with a slight dryness.
The taste is fairly dry, with a bit of maltiness in the back of the throat. Slightly roasty. The bitterness seems to kick in a few seconds after you swallow. Slight alcohol warming.
Light to Medium bodied, surprisingly little carbonation in the mouth, considering the carbonation in the bottle. Bitterness definitely lingers.
I will happily drink a fair amount of these.
355ml bottle, Poured. Thanks Amanda for bringing this for me!
DMLINAZ (236) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is hugely popular in the Phoenix area - I see it on virtually every menu. It’s not bad, but a bit overly malty for my taste generally. Lots of caramel; thick. To me it’s better later in the evening.
barbarino2000 (67) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great, flavorful Scottish Ale. I wanted to like it, but with Founders Dirty Bastard and Three Floyd's Robert the Bruce as my pace setters, this just falls far behind.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown, loose white head. Smells earthy, with a nice whiff of caramel. Nicely full bodied. Nice mix of molasses and some earthy flavors. Dry, woody finish.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Four Peaks. Clear light brown with a small, dense off white head. Aroma of toffee, fruity yeast esters, dough and very faint smoke. Flavor is very malty, lots of caramel and dark fruit, slightly sweet. Medium body with average carbonation. Good beer, really surprised this is their flagship beer.
weihenweizen (1385) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can obtained from JStax as an extra, poured into a shaker. Pours nice clear amber with small off-white head that dissapates fairly quickly. Very little lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and corn aroma. Taste is caramel malt, metallic corn, and some nice hops. JStax hooking me up with an Arizona tick, thanks.
kaser (1769) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish orange pour. Smooth. Carmel and honey notes. Average beer but would have again
Caytinator (776) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Ruddy copper pour, big bubbly head fades to a nice collar, no lacing. I get mostly citrus and cereals in the aroma, very very good. Taste is good as well, sourish in the beginning, I get the smokiness in the end. Palate is medium bodied, erring towards light. I wouldn’t drink it all night. Definitely more carbonated than other scottish ales I’ve had.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can, thanks to MikedR. Clear orange color. 1.5 finger thick khaki head, with good retention. Some bubbles on the side of the glass. Decent lace. Medium body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Clean finish on the texture. Nice bit of smoked malt. Some chocolate malt. Light bitter, some sweet. Solid, tasty scotch ale. I enjoy the smokiness here.