Elwood (3311) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep ruddy color with a dense light tan head. The nose is all malt with dark caramel and earth notes. The flavor starts of with a mild sweetness followed by lots of chewy malt, toffee, earth, and slight roasted notes. As the beer warmed an unpleasant plastic note started to emerge. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Overall I enjoyed it until the plastic notes started to come out.
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown opaque, light head, slight lace. Malty aroma with a bit of spice kick to it. Smooth, malty toffee with a hint of cherry smoke finishes with a clean light bitter kind of herbal/citrus but too clean to tell and sweet malt in the forefront, leaves you with sweet malt on the tongue. Not a style I enjoy often but decent for the style.
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Julie likes it but slightly boring 3.7. B. b. nb. B. n. n n. b.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beachmaster (145) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a deep ruby, almost brown. Small tan head which quickly fades. Nose is caramel and dark malt. Taste is sweet at first, with a creamy mouth feel and a slightly alcoholic finish. A very fine wee heavy, a perfect exemplar of the style.
JpTree (7) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at taproom. Nice brown color but a little dark for a scotch ale. Soft creamy mouthfeel. Nice caramel malty sweetness. A little bit of a syrupy finish. Solid scotch ale!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"pretty much just short of standout in every catergory, but better than the norm in each as well. a solid interpretation. almost black with a ruby tinge and off white thin head. sweet malt, peet, chocolate, and a touch of hops in the nose. solid body. goes down smooth. if i were to nitpick, just a touch high on the carbonation, but i swirl as i go, so not an issue half way through a pint. textbook scotch ale flavor. nice and warming. 3/11 - surprisingly, even better in the bottle. up a tenth."
Davros (1991) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with a large, lasting pale tan head.
Nose shows peated malt, caramel, bready and nutty notes.
Rich flavours. Peat, cocoa, toasty malt, slightly solventy booze and sweet bready malt.
zoucrew102 (554) - - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with notes of peaty smoke and a little bit of chocolate. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head and no lacing. Starts with a lot of caramel and just a hint of chocolate. Finishes smooth with a good hint of peaty smoke with a good bit of chocolate and a some roasted malt flavor lingering on the palate. Excellent scotch ale.
Barreras (999) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cola color with a sweet molasses aroma. Taste is very smooth, slightly bitter with a mild raisin and dark roast flavor. This beer hides the scotch and alcohol flavor well. A very drinkable 7.7% alcohol beer that has just enough caramel sweetness. Enjoyable!!
tillmac62 (214) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 6/30/14. Dark amber pour (looks like a porter) with normal head, lacing and retention. Weak nose of mostly caramel coupled with hints of roast, dark fruit and coffee/toffee. Almost full bodied with a nice almost creamy texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is quite nice and well balanced, but lacks the intensity and complexity of the world class Wee Heavies such as Traquair and Thirsty Dog’s Wulver. It begins as the nose, mostly caramel with hints of dark fruit, roast and coffee/toffee. As the sweetness fades in the middle, hops and associated mild bitterness are noted. The finish leaves you with a touch of smoke and a very light alcohol burn.
ARH (457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, poured into a sampler glass. Notes of roasted coffee, light caramel, light chocolate, and dark cherry come through on the aroma with hints of nuts. It’s mostly a sweet coffee aroma though. It pours a clear, but dark caramel-red-brown color with a light-tan colored medium thick, soft ring. A light trace of wisp is left behind on the surface and a low amount of even, small-bubbled lace is left behind. The taste is a medium high sweet with a touch of bitter. The oily beer has a full malty body and a light, soft prickly carbonation. Caramel and cherry strike the mouth predominantly and it finishes with grass. A coffee aftertaste cleans up quite nicely.