BVery (7633) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Clear gold amber pour. Minimal head. Malty nose, taste of malt and caramel. Decent Scottish ale, but just not my style.
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. Faint malty and caramel nose. Flavor is also light caramel malt without much else. Could use a bit more complexity and strength.
Beerman6686 (5179) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a lighter brown color with an off white head. Aroma was lightly skunky, stale grassy hops and light roasted malts. FLavor was stale bready and moldy german hops. Bleh.
DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a big fan of this, brewery part of sampler, weird finish, so not high on my list here
tmoreau (2830) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Rigby in downtown Madison, WI. for pre-GT festivities, dispensed to a shaker, showing a clear, orangey amber color, with a persistent & frothy layer of tan head foam, and clingy, sheet-like lacing. The nose was lightly toasted & malty, with touches of caramel & toffee sweetness. Light to medium bodied, the flavor was similar notes as the aroma, a bit thin textured, but decently carbonated, and quite drinkable.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown, surprisingly thin body. very smokey/toasty malts, some sweetness, almost enought hops to crisp up the finish. i thought that this would be thicker, but the thin body went much better with the warm weather.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
72oz growler fill from brewpub ($34!!). aroma is lightly smoked well toasted malt. quite savory. khaki pour with fine head that lingers a spell but little carb. flavor is a touch flat and metallic. little of the toast from the nose visable in the flavor though when it reveals its welcome. lightly charred sawdust character, just a kiss of smoke.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - OCT 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a pint of this on tap at the brewpub before the Nine Inch Nails concert Sunday night.
Nose of brown sugar, malty cereal, and a hint of resin. Pours a clear orange copper. The
nice tan creamy head is mostly diminishing with thin lace. The brew tastes malty and
sweet with hints of spice and coffee. The medium body is creamy, soft and feels slightly
sticky at the finish. The only disappointment for me at the brewpub. I expect more from
an example of this style.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
in a bar pint, sans head, appears whiskey red. bar odors make whiffing difficult, and the beer appears unwilling to help much. a guppy among scotch ales, must be a 60-70 schilling. light sweet maltiness emerges, no distinctive character to speak of. very low hops. obviously brewed for the casual drinker. i suggest adding 4 oz. of spaten optimator to each pint to give it some hair.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Great Lakes. Had a unique brown color. Had a nice malty flavor, but was just a little too thin. Smokey malt and sweet flavor. Good--Not great.