Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smoky aroma with a band-aid note. Some sweetness but a thin blend of flavors and not as bold as the better scotch ales. Cask / hand-pull gave it a different palate. (on cask at brewpub)
wilnatp (476) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
TAP: Pour is murky brown/amber. Peat and earth come through on the nose with some malt. Tastes of caramel with some toasted malts, peat and soil. Taste is pretty tame/faint but aftertaste is bolder and is strong on the peat and almost swampy. I was hoping for more from a Scotch Ale.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on cask at the downtown brewpub. Dark body, peaty and roasty. Bubbles surround the typical cssk head. Served slightly warm as I would expect. A one-dimensional salty peat story which becomes a novelty. OK drinkability if you are into Scotch or this sort of thing.
stangger (576) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at doty. On cask. Bourbon aroma. Roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, bourbon. Served warm..I kind of liked it.
tmoreau (1918) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at the Doty location, and served to a house-logo pint glass, with a dark brown/ruby highlighted color, modest, off white/light tan foam that reduced rather quickly to a ring & film, and left some light streaks & spots of lacing. The aroma was roastiness, some caramel sweetness, and earthy peat notes. The flavor was similar, with a medium+ body, low carbonation, some added, leafy tobacco hints, and a little dryness on the finish. Not bad.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask, it is a decent scotch ale, nothing really jumped out at me though, nice mouthfeel.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apr 22, tap @ Great Dane Brewery, Fitchburg. Pours clear brown reddish with a longlasting beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, sweet, slighly roasted? and hoppy. Malty, pungent, slightly sweet, bready pleasant roud flavor. Finish is dry and tart.
cbfobes (1940) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at downtown location, pours a murky dark brown with a very thin diminishing head, aroma is very sweet with malt and candy sugar, the flavor is more of sweet malt and caramel than anything else, meh.
nuplastikk (3825) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Thicker than the tap version. Brown-orange. Big off-white/beige head. I get some butter in the aroma, but it works with the smooth caramel malt tones. Mellow cask non carbonation. Sweet with a touch of nutty toffee. Relatively true to style, hard to tell if the off flavors are intentional or not. OK, but sort of misses the mark too.
kramer (4359) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a gravity keg @ Great Dane, downtown. Pours a murky brownish amber, small thin off-white head. Fruity and yeasty aroma with toasty and husky malts. The flavor is sweet, almost candy-like with some toasted malt and light roastiness. Thin texture due to the gravity serving, a little clingy. Not the best, but it was definately worth trying because of the gravity keg alone.