VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours an opaque brown with a small light tan head that fades quickly. Carbonation is not that high. Aroma is slight with the peat and heavier with the caramel/toffee. Flavor is medium sweet and smokey with plenty of caramel malts. A bit of alcohol warming. Both the smoke and the sweetness linger into the finish... very nice...
closey22 (1138) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with tan hilites and little head; aroma is malty roasty; Flava is sweet malty roasty hints of berry and caramel; feels medium and slightly fizzy; finishes malty and roasty
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Great Divide. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma is heavy in caramel malt with some toast and cereal notes as well. Taste is moderately sweet throughout with a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium body, good carbonation, and smooth on the palate. Overall a pretty good scotch ale.
erich2872 (14) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not one of Great Divide's best but satisfactory. Finish is almost burnt but packs a nice punch.
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Reconqvista (326) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colored beer with a frothy lasting beige big head. Malt, chocolate and roasted caramel aromas. Flavor is sweet with chocolate bitterness and alcohol notes. End is dry and body is oily with low carbonation.
arnold931 (774) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours brown with tan head. Nose and taste is nice caramel and toffee. Mild scotch flavor. Good.
samsmith33 (535) - - MAR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is Rusty metal. Alkali. Salt water. Appearance: black, but not deep. Some lacing, but no head.Taste: plum, charcoal, leather. Pepper. Very Malty. Almost a hint of a whiskey burn at the end. Warming. This beer is growing on me.Feel: carbonation "looks" medium-low ,but the is some nice sizzle. As Don Ho would say, "tiny bubbles".Nice rally, Great Divide.
ryecatcher (962) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep, dark, chestnut brown, medium off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is malty, toffee, some dried fruit, brown sugar, honey, hay. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, big caramelness, malty sweet, raisins, dates, toast, nuttiness. Would be right proper with a roasted joint and some tatties. Solid wee-heavy. As a MacGregor would say: Rioghal mo dhream!
Stuu666 (5904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours dark brown, sweet malty burnt caramel taste.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a small fizzy head that disappears quickly. Strong malt aromas with brown sugar and caramel. Tastes sweet with layers of malt complexity. Rich caramel, slightly smoky, nutty, and mild sweet chocolate. Very subtle hops, but enough to prevent this from overwhelming you with sweetness. Finishes clean with no bitterness. A very rich brew that should be savored.
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This is very nice...sweet malty body, but balanced out by 7.7% worth of alcohol. Great example of how the alcohol of beer can be used to balance it out... This isnít the best scotch ale I can remember having, but itís certainly pretty damn good.