Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown. Rich roasted malt aroma, notes of toffee and fruit. Smoky, earthy malt flavor up front, with notes of nuts and chocolate. Well-balanced with hint of hop bitterness, finishing with a nice brace of alcohol. Rich mouthfeel, full-bodied, light carbonation. Delicious, rich beer.
Brentv (82) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle a dark ruby brown with very slight beige head and no lacing. Slight caramel malty aroma. Taste is sweet and malty. No noticeable hops. Almost flat with little carbonation. Flavor is good and definitely worth trying again, but this was not as good as I hoped.
jw0406 (598) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted sweet malt. Mediums bodied, a good scotch ale
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 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 (1257) - 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 (26) - 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 (23) - 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. Iíd love to pair this beer with an Elk Public House Reuben or a Chile Verde Chicken soup.
madmitch76 (12162) - , 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 (2340) - 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 canít complain.
navajojoe (7) - - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
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 itís 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 donít 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 Iíve tried. So braise yourself for that
gschrade (299) - 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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