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.
kramer (5107) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, Great Dane, downtown. Pours a clear dark amber body with a small wispy off-white head that left some nice lacing. The nose is sweet with a bit of peat and some roasty malt. The flavor is sweet as well but not overly so. Very light peat at first, but it finishes with a bit more and a nice roasty flavor. Pretty sturdy mouth feel with a nice slight cling to the finish without being too heavy. Overall this was pretty nice, the peat kept coming out stronger the longer it sat. I’d buy this again if I get back.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep reddish brown, thick off white head that lasted. Some malt aroma, but there was dishwater odors :( Ther ewas some malt sweetness, no hops, no much more. Medium bodied, smooth finish with some hop bitterness. I expected more, maybe I had an off day.
madvike (2907) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the Fitchburg Dane - Pours with a frothy white head on a deep amber pour. Doesn’t smell like much--a bit of earthiness and peat, but honestly I couldn’t smell much at all. Is it drinkable? Heck yeah, and the sweet malt and lactic sour play nicely together. It’s smooth in the mouth--real velvety and rich. It’s a bit boring overall, but a beer I could drink several of without noticing.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a copper amber with a light tan head. Aroma contains caramel, malt, and a very faint touch of smoke. Flavor was much less of the malt and toffee that I was expecting and more hops along with a sweetness I could not put my finger on. Not bad, but not what I was looking for in the style.
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2009
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/05/2009: Great Dane Stone of Scone Scotch Ale... Aroma: Not much aroma at all. Appearance: Bright orange color with a whispy off-white crown. Flavor: Somewhat sweet, but not malty enough; mostly has flavor of pale malts that makes it kind of sweet and syrupy. Palate: Medium-bodied, average palate. Overall: This is more like a SCOTTISH ALE rather than a true Scotch Ale (lacking depth of malt, complexity, and alcohol).
Draught at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. in Madison (Hilldale), Wisconsin. Rating #52 for this beer.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent mahogany, large beige head. Glass-coating lace at first, diminishing in abundance through the course of the glass. Generic caramel malt aroma. Flavor is a winner, something like a liquefied taffy apple. Very malty, apple cider and chocolate are the dominant tastes, some caramel underlying that. Medium bodied, alcohol and a light astringency combine for a very lively palate.
tmoreau (2576) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the downtown Madison site. Poured to a GD pint glass a mahogany brown, with some bubbly, off white foam and clingy lacing. The aroma was immediately roasty, with a hint of smoke, and dark molasses. The flavor added a little caramel sweetness, a hint of toffee, and a touch of dry, baker’s chocolate. More of a Scottish in body, but very nice.
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very subtle and refined scotch ale - perhaps too understated for most, but I quite liked it - mellow flavors of plum and bubble gum, with very faint notes of peat and earthiness - a moderate sweetness and semi-dry finish - quite well done.