davidm (1921) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light sourness, long length.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz brown bottle into a snifter, thanks gregwilsonstl. It poured a hazy dark copper colour with thin but lasting head of beige bubbles, scattered lacing. Faint aromas of grain, caramelized brown sugar, alcohol, burnt toast, roasted barley. Malty flavours with balanced marmalady hops, some sticky sweetness, faint fruity esters. Medium body and carbonation, boozy, lasting malty aftertaste. Good not great.
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome scotch ale; strong, dark, and malty! Slightly sweet and roasted malt with chocolate and caramel finish. Very good!
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rock solid example of a "Wee Heavy". Toasty, nutty and slightly peaty on the nose. Like a warm sweater coating the palate. Rich, dark and caramel sweetness through the finish. I’d love to pair this beer with an Elk Public House Reuben or a Chile Verde Chicken soup.
madmitch76 (13066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
4th November 2013
Opaque dark brown beer with a small bubbly tan head. Smooth palate with light fine carbonation. Light and sweetish dark malts. Little lactose and tang, Mellow dark fruits underneath. Whisper of something a little spicy. Finishes light and semi dry. Decent.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite scotch ales, but its a bit unbalanced, in favor of hops, for a real scotch. Still, I can’t complain.
navajojoe (19) - - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from a bottle into a 21 oz. Thistle glass.
Aroma: Kind of plain aroma, very malty with hints of caramel and nuts
Appearance: Maybe it’s the glass, but this beer has a gorgeous brownish red tint to it w/ a creamy head that coats the top of the glass like moss covering a golden pond at sunset, yummy
Taste/Palate: If you don’t enjoy a good Islay Scotch it might be hard to catch some of the notes in this beer. Has a slight peaty note to a caramel sweat finish. It lingers quite pleasantly. Definitely one of the boldest Scottish ales I’ve tried. So braise yourself for that
gschrade (426) - Collinsville, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Flying Saucer. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Taste malty, Carmel, a little sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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BackyardDogs (32) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, did not care for the aroma. But everything else was ok. Standard ale with a hint of the cask. Maybe the Led Zep will make it a bit better.
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ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
FROM NOTES: July 1, ’12
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Toffee, caramel, brown sugar. Caramel malts and very quiet on the hop end of things. Warm and malty.
A: Virtually no head, loosely packed bubbles that leave little lacing. What bubbles are there make a light brown color. Mahogany color, nice clarity.
T: Lovely caramel flavor with thick body of flavor. Some sweetness, but very warm.
P: Thicker body with a wet, sticky finish. Nice carbonation in the feel.
O: Not fantastic, but definitely good qualities to this beer. Warm, caramel malts are tasty.