mrjaxson (391) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big enough to take a bite out of. Distinctive caramel on the aroma and sweet taste. A very full body. Could enjoy multiples of this one if I didn’t have several sampler glasses in front of me.
dionysus (1475) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is copper/brown with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of burnt caramel and earth. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of toasted nuts, vanilla, and light brown sugar. Overall body is moderate and finishes with extremely light bitterness.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mahogany copper ale with almost no head. In aroma, sweet butterscotch with light boiled veggies. In mouth, a smooth sweet caramel, scotch, light herbal hops, a bit light. On tap at Madison airport location, Jan 22 2012.
bstroh707 (13) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent beer. Was pleasantly surprised by the malting complexity of this brew. Had it at the Wausau Great Dane on tap. The aroma was inviting but not overly chocolate. Taste was a good array of malts and caramels, not overly chocolate by any means. A very nice easy drinking ale. Seems to have high ABV as well.
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 (9973) - 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 (7112) - 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) - Plainfield, 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 (3313) - Wentzville, 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 (2183) - 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.