bu11zeye (11971) - 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.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown colour, medium bodied, very well balanced. Touch of caramel and syrupy notes, not overly sweet but a very full mouthfeel with a soft hoppy finish.
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draught at the Wisconsin Micro-brewers Beerfest in Chilton, Wisconsin. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and white ring. Aroma of multi-grain and caramel malt, a touch of peat, smoked wood and a touch of herbal spice. Taste is slightly sweet, medium bodied with very light carbonation, along with flavors of multi-grain malt, peat and a touch of vanilla bean. Finish is also semi-sweet with a malty after taste that slowly disappears.
rcweir (139) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear,copper color, little aroma, chewy/thick, malty, roasty, smooth, balanced.
dopplerted (10) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice color, but light body for Scotch ale. The flavor was faintly sweet, but had a good finish. A good middle of the road Scotch ale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Brewpub, Madison
clear dark red, fine beige head, streaks of lace,
sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a light smokey earthy edge,
big sweet caramel malt flavor, light earthy balance, nice caramel and vanilla sweetness, little to no bitterness lets the malt steal the show,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little light on body for a scoth ale. Very dark in color, but not as rich and chocalety as i had hoped. This all may be way off as this was the last in a 6 glass sampler and i was all askew by then!
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chicago Trip. Sunday 20:34+. Sample tray. Very dark with ruby highlights. malty aroma with light earth tones. Some peat in the flavour with a little musty kick.
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, tastes nicely malty, remarkably smooth. Very nice beer. Wish I had had more time at the airport to drink it slowly and write down my thoughts, but I will be ordering another one the next time I’m in Wisconsin.