esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Great Dane Fitchburg. Dark copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee and lightly smoked malt. Taste is fruity with toffee, sweet malt and mild alcohol, nothing much peaty or smoky. Okay.
Sammy (8024) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another seasonal put on, enjoyed on tap at the downtown brewpub. Amber body with a bit of head. Malty aroma. average mouthfeel. Complex malt story.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/14/11. On tap at the Madison airport. Clear light brown pour with basically no head. Somewhat subdued aroma of caramel and burnt sugars. Bolder flavor of caramel, burnt sugar, and a touch of smokiness that borders closely on tasting like plastic. Not bad.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the downtown brewpub. Pours a mostly clear, amber-brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit sweet with some caramel, creamy vanilla, a light toffee, and a touch of peat. Flavor is better. Smooth and somewhat creamy caramels with a light toffee sweetness and some vanilla. Nice, peaty earth comes in with the sweet malts and balances well. Finishes with a light sweetness and fairly creamy, but pretty dry with a light, peaty, earthy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and pretty creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty standard, but tasty scotch ale. A bit sweet, but well balanced with enough peaty earth. Not bad.
jandd1983 (2050) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was my favorite of the day. It poured a dark amber that was almost brown. The aroma was deep caramel and vanilla. The flavor had milk chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Not a bad scoch ale
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
More band-aid tasting beer. Scotch Ale’s seem to consistently treat my tongue that way. Not a good thing, FYI.
cbfobes (2101) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub, pours a clear amber with thin head, aroma is dissapointing with hardly nothing there, overall has a weak malt flavor and doesn’t blend the scotch all that well, meh.
Hair6a11 (1256) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub: Pours a dark amber , with a very modest off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, peat. A touch of bitterness , medium body here. Flavors are different, but this would be my first scotch ale. Caramel malt, toffee, peat again. Finishes fairly smooth- not bad.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Great Dane Downtown. Pours a reaonably clear copper with cream colored head. Nose is sweet and malty, light toffee notes and no hops. On taste, rounded and bready with earthy notes and toffee. Pretty easy drinking.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best the Great Dane does out of their year round beers. I love the deep brown almost black color of this scotch ale, gives a big clue to the toastier side of the malt they’ve used. Definitely malty and sweet in the taste and will leave a coating in your mouth. A delicious beer you could drink all night.