drdisque (621) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Goose Island Clybourn as part of a flight. Wasnít expecting much of this as I usually donít like Scottish ales. However, this beer had a lot more character and smoothness than typical of the style and most importantly it had clean finish. Fairly sweet and fruity with a somewhat acidic quality. Fairly dark in color.
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap @ Blind Tiger for GI event. Nice and smooth. sweet malts, orange and citrus. The lightest touch of bitterness rounds it off nicely. Brown sugar and toffee and some clover honey. nice. Iím becoming a fan of this style now that Iíve had a couple.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As per Blind Tigers printout ABV was listed at 7%. Draft, pours a deep red body with a brune and thin bubbly lacing. Sweeter citrus, with a smoky wooden tones, light scotch and caramel. Peat y with a mild roastiness with a mild warming and a dry woody finish.l Nice.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at BT for the GI event. Pours a slight hazy deep amber with almost no head (I think most of their beers head- diminishes too quickly- may be the way BT handles their glassware?). Aroma is a light kick of roasted barley and light peat smoke over a bigger caramel malt backbone- light honey sweetness and toffee. Flavor is smooth creamy and sweet, toasted malts, biscuit, sweet caramel , brown sugar, toffee and honey sweet- a bit slick with some peat and smoke prickliness in the end but it is just a nice wisp that adds to the beer. Pretty smooth and easy drinking.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the GI Pub on Clybourn. Pours a clear, amber-brown colored body with a thin, creamy, beige head that dissipates quickly and leaves a light lacing. Aroma has a rich maltiness with a light caramel cookie sweetness and some smoke. A hint of roast, peat, and earthy fruit hops. Flavor is the same with a thinner, smooth body and a somewhat dry finish. Lengthy aftertaste of smoke and sweeter malts. Overall, not the most explosive scotch ale, but it grew on me more and more as it warmed. Not bad.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[cask at Clybourn brewpub] Hazy brownish red color. Nicely topped with a foamy tan head. Malty, slightly sweet aroma. Very subtle smoke character. Malt-focused flavors with a mellow, earthy bitterness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
emerson430 (95) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask pull at the Goose Island brewpub in Chicago. Nice off white head with a reddish brown body. Not too hoppy and a touch of roasty malt. I would have this again.
Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Clybourn brewpub. Poured clear brown color with an average off-white creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy tart citrus aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Medium earthy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at GI. Served in a pint glass, brown body with very thin white head. It has a nice flavor of caramel and smoky notes really come through in this beer. I thought it was very good.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5% version on tap, from memory. poured amber with small off white head. nose has toasted grains, smoke, and peat. mouthfeel was thin and finished watery. flavor had a nice caramel and subtle smoke notes. pretty decent.