bpreo (2265) - 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 (2843) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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 (1442) - 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 (3438) - 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 (5611) - 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 (3147) - 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 (3457) - Cincinnati, 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.