tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
underrated. a solid scotch ale. dark and thick, but easy drinking. malty front but nice dry finish with neutral hoppiness.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I kind of dig this scotch ale. They did a good job with this one. Im not a huge great divide fan, but they seem to be picking it u a bit. Lots of thick caramel malts in this. Very good flavor but i like a bit of an alcohol bite in my wee heavys and this didnt have it.
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle picked up at Belmont Station. Reddish brown pour with a tiny tan head. Aroma of caramel and peat, slight smokiness. Flavor much the same, with the earthiness really coming to the fore. Pleasant example of the style and great label on the bottle.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured dark brown with no head. Very light nose. The front of this was very slight, middle picked up some sweet malt flavors. Not bad for this style
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy coffee and peat aroma, clean and inviting. Dark ruby brown, small tan head. Smooth, yet a lot of earth character. Intense, though gentle smoke. Itís a lot of beer, but not all at once. I love that smoke, it will keep me coming back.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours a a nice red color wtih a good tan head. Good balance of hops and malt on the nose. Wtih a touch of smoke. Flavor follows suit and is well balanced, and damn tasty. Good mix of malt and hops. Good mouthfeel. Solid effort.
topherh (1899) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with reddish edges. Finger and a half beige head tha quickly settles. Aroma is malt, caramel, and earthy hops. Flavor is caramely malt, earthy hops, with a semi-sweet finish
dchmela (2482) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Ian. Deep reddish brown pour with a thick tan head. Peat smoke and sweet caramel malt aroma. Smooth malt taste with nice touches of peat, chocolate and toffee. Finishes with a little smoke and bitterness. Tasty.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear dark reddish brown with about a finger of tan head. Malty aroma with some caramel and cocoa. Also some hop aroma comes through as it warms. Nice rich body and mouthfeel. More malt in the flavor. More cocoa and a good amount of smokiness. The smoke lingers in the finish along with some hops. Much more hop bitterness than a true Scottish version. Good American take on the style.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2009 Eghh, right away I am wondering what the hell did GD do, its way too hoppy for the beer. Aroma is bitter, leafy hops, which is not something I want from a Scotch Ale and its not it works well, its just a waste at an attempt at a Scotch Ale. Eh, the flavor goes the same route. There is a nice lightly chocolate-y, soil and earthy like maltiness hidden beneath all that.
12oz bottle, bottled March 3, 2008, Gordonís thistle glass.