Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange-brown with a small off-white head, aroma has oranges, toffee and brown sugar, medium bodied, average carbonation, long sweet aftertaste.
blipp (7896) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours brown with a beige head. Sweetish malty aroma with some lighter earthy notes. The flavor has sweet malts, candy sweetness, and some earthy notes. Tasty and well balanced.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark yet clear rusty orange amber with a small off white head. Aroma of buttery notes, barley, and candied malts. Taste of buttery notes, candied malt, tangy hops, earth and grains.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma on this brown pour. Taste sweet, like sugar and fruit. Too sweet for my liking, most scotches are a little more on the robust side than this one. Smooth and tasty nonetheless.
Slipstream (2401) - USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pretty flat, dark brown pour. Butter, caramel, prune, and some hoppy nip. This Nessie is an average scotch ale.
Dorwart (2500) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head of dense and creamy bubbles. Light carbonation. Awesome aroma loaded with sweet malts, vanilla, malted milk balls, dark fruit and some milk chocolate. Color is a dark brown. Luscious flavor. Lots of malts, milk chocolate, caramel and a hint of peat. No real smokiness which is unfortunate. Chewey palate but silky smooth and goes does so easy. Mild alcohol presence. Finishes smooth and malty. A very fine scotch ale. Glad I was able to make it out to sample this one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark burgendy, scant head, sweet smokey malt aroma, rich malt flavor, lots of chocolate, only a touch of sweetness, nice smokey character leads to a light bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from a growler on 2/13/07: Pours a very dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing coating of light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel with some peaty notes and a touch of dark fruitiness. Body starts fairly sweet and full with earthy caramel maltiness and some light smoke and dark fruits. A very nice Scotch ale.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brownish amber with an average off white creamy head. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet roasty malts, cherries, peat, caramel/toffee and hints of alcohol. Flavor of molasses, toffee, nuts, pretzels, some peat, light roastiness and some alcohol.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy dark brown-amber color wiht a small beige head. The aroma was on the large side. Sweet and malt foward. Nice fruity and peaty notes. the flavor was fruity and malty with notes of sugar and a peaty-grapeness. Medium to full bodied. Light bitterness and semi-dry.