UltraViolence (23) - USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just fine, but a little watered and the malt explosion just isnít there. Cannot hold a candle to Oskar Bluesí Old Chub as far as a Scotch Ale is concerned. Needs some gentle tweaking.
ryecatcher (879) - South Side of 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 (4805) - 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.
ADesenberg (662) - 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.
MarinEvelyn (630) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malt, alcohol, scotch, a little bitter but fairly roasty and heavy. Malt, caramel, bread, a little earthy. Rich.
Shark_Pants (326) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola colour with small non-persistent beige head. Aroma is sweet dark malts, dark chocolate, light peat. Taste is quite similar to an imperial porter but with a very light peat - dark chocolate, dark fruits, light peated whisky. Quite sweet, medium bodied and sticky. Quite good.
wchesser (1302) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich deep brown. Nose is caramel malts, light smokiness. Malt driven with lightly burnt caramel/toffee, tingly, light smoke, dark wildflower honey. Really well done scotch ale. Donít understand why this is in the summer line up. Awesome fall beer here...should bump Hibernation later into winter and push this back to fall.
atlrizzob (185) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lot like a stout. Beige head. Sweet aroma with a bit of roastiness. Taste is sweet with flavors of caramel and a little bitterness. Talk about a hole in one.
beerbaaron (1468) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a lasting creamy beige head. Malty aroma. mild peat, dark roasted malt, caramel, bread. Minimal bitterness. Light dryness. Earthy. Medium body. Smooth. Rich. Creamy. Excellent.
liquidhedonism (240) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and slightly smokey and roasty, with hints of raisin. Taste/Palate: sweet; starts creamy, and finishes slightly crisp. I usually dislike Scotch ales, but this one has enough malty sweetness to offset the peated malt. Not half bad.