TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer, from the greatest brewery ever. The beer has a very nice brown with reddish tint color. The head stayed well on the beer but did fade slowly. The body is thin but feels smooth on the palate. The aroma is full of malt, ans sweetness. The flavor is full of malt, light hops, and some sweet and spice. This is the closest thing to the GLBC Christmas Ale, which is the best beer I have ever had.
Drew (2413) - 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.
adamsjg (11) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth drinking Scottish ale. Deep color and mild hops. Very refreshing
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JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery: reddish brown in color, with small thin head, and pretty cloudy. Aroma is malty, maybe a bit yeasty. Flavor is malty and pretty sweet, with a bit of caramel. Too sweet overall. Not bad, but nothing especially great.
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.
satan165 (1014) - 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.
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.
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.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, 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
Cliff (398) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured a clear deep copper with a thin white head. Muted caramel aromas, very restrained. Malty, yet kind of bland flavor. was expecting much more malt, caramel, toffee flavor, but it just wasn’t there. Medium mouthfeel. A sessionable ale that was pretty forgetable.