rainnskittles (4) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Having hiked my way across Scotland and spent my evenings in their pubs, I can attest to their local beers. This beer hit the mark and exceeded all of my expectations
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2010
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
opaque dark brown, thin tan head, creamy full body, medium but soft carbonation.
aroma: lots of sweet dark malt; hints of chocolate, damp earth, leafy hops, and minerality.
taste: lots of roasted and chocolate malt, a touch of fresh bread, and a wee bit of sweet leafy hops. some subtle ash and alcohol notes emerge as it warms.
not cloying or syrupy, which is what turns me off to most beers in this style. alcohol is very subtle, but adds to the delicate balance and complexity. perfectly hopped, to give nice balance and drinkability, but subtle, to let the wonderful malts have all the glory. one could almost mistake this for a nice baltic porter. wow, this is really good -rich and sweet, but very drinkable.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper color with thin brown head. Earthy/roasted coffee aroma. Smooth, creamy body. Sweet molasses malts, low carbonation. Nutty notes.
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.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Craft Ale House. Pours very deep brownish black with deep ruby edges through direct light. The head is 2-fingers of fluffy off-tan, with clingy and copious lacing. The nose is nice, a mix of roasty, toasty, smoky, peaty scotch malt, cacao, figs, and hops. Tastes rich, creamy, with hefty scotch malt, rauchy and earthy notes, cacao, hazelnuts, and a dry yet complex finish that throws a solid hop dose at you as well. This one is oputstanding, and another fine scotch (not scottish) ale. Bravo! If this one makes it big, I demand to be known as the discoverer of it!
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is true to the "Scottish" Style in that it is a rich slightly sweet and MALTY brew. Very Good brew to the style. Great Job Great Divide.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours near black, or at least extremely dark ruby. Contrasting off white head is classy.
Nose is delightful with peatsmoke, a suggestion of bacon, and smoked malts.
Palate offers a masculine roasty malt flavor with some of the peat from the nose mixing in, and a robust toffee/caramel middle that leads to a toffee-like finish.
Medium bodied and dangerously drinkable for the alcohol. Exceptional beer.
wlajwl (3331) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is malts, nuts/cashews and a hint of spice. The flavor is malts, cashews, slight smokiness and a warming finish.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is malty caramel and dark fruit. Nice scotch ale. Brewed Mar 3, 2009. $1.83 for a 12oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Pours an opaque dark brown with medium light brown carbonation.
S: Malty and sweet.
T: Just like the smell, strong malt body and sweetness dominate this brew with no hints of alcohol in sight.
P: Light but a bit sticky.