hopscotch (8539) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand bottle… Hazy, copper-colored ale with a small, big bubbled, white head. The aroma is a malty, earthy blend of caramel, smoke and light chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and mildly creamy with laid-back carbonation. Tilts moderately toward the sweet side of balance. Good caramel and brown sugar maltiness flanks gentle, minerally bitterness. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish that actually dries out a bit. Kudos to mcbackus for providing the sample!
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler from miketd:
pours a nice nutty brown colour with a good 1/2 inch tan head that resides on the sides of the sides of the glass. lots of nutty aroma and great bread too, decent caramel and just a hint of fruity hops and smokiness. a very nice blend of all th components i mentioned. the flavour is alot of bread and nut teh hops come through at the end with a good fruitiness to follow that. the caramel is sweet but not cloying. palate is smooth. another great beer from Gl. thanks a ton mike for letting me try this one. i owe you!
ExSpectator (65) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark amber, medium white head. Aroma is very malty with caramel. Full palate, taste starts off sweet with caramel, and finishes with a slight burn, finish is fairly dry. Good, but not the best of the style.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Aroma: Pretty light aroma for a scotch ale. Some caramel, bready malt, and a bit of alcohol. Appearance: Pours a clear deep amber color with a reddish tint. Off white head was small and fleeting. Not much lacing. Flavor: Bready maltiness with some nice caramel, toasted nuts, some light fruitiness. Not much bitterness, but finishes fairly clean with just a little lingering sweetness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Scotch ales are one of my favorite styles, and I always seemed to miss this one went it went on tap at the Brewpub, so I was determined to try it this time. Dissapointing. Lacking the deep melanoidin caramel, smoky/peaty flavors I seek in the style. Not bad, but not what I was hoping for.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Not much aroma at all, a little bit of sweetness. Rich, malty, toasty,caramel flavor, hardly any bitterness. Thick mouthfeel that really coats the palate. Nice finish with a little bit of sweetness in the back of your throat. Overall, pretty good, but not my favorite.
TheBeerLover (1024) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious beer sampled on draught at the brewpub, on a cold winter’s night. A very warm, and soothing pint. This beer pours to a deep amber, to light brown color, with a thick, white head, and a soft carbonation. Lots of good sweet malt and caramel in the nose, with hints of peppery alcohol. The palate is rich and full. Good, hefty, body with good sweet and caramel malt, with a touch of estery fruit. This beer ends malty and sweet, and finishes with a nice, soothing burn. Nice after dinner pint, and a great beer to sip with a good desert. Impressive beer.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
See through brown with a touch of amber to it, fluffy white head pretty thin. Great malty flavor with some sweetness of caramel and maybe a little nutty also, pretty roasty, there was an alcohol touch to it as well that left me saying damn this beer kicks ass, and it is now 8.3%
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth caramel, medium roasty flavors that kind of took the place of any hop presence. Nice smooth and thick body. One of the more enjoyable Scottish ales that I've tried.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had this beer at great lakes brewery, the nose on this beer was very inviting. a dark beer with that laced nicely and clung not only to the side of the glass, but the pitcher as well. tasted like burnt malt, too malty for my current bitter preferences, but as a scottish ale, it did the style well.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just had this on tap. Great stuff! Smooth caramel like flavor. A great beer to drink slowly and appreciate its rich flavor.