kramer (4694) - 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 (2585) - 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 (2964) - 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 (2128) - 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 (4640) - 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.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a transparent chestnut brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, peaty, and toasted cereal. Flavor of toasted nuts, maple, brown sugar, caramel, and roasted malt.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, sparking body with excellent lace, reddish copper in colour. Notes of molasses, cookie dough and toffee are fairly subtle. "It’s toasted," sweet, although something a bit cheesy in the yeast.