lb4lb (2044) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bonused bottle in trade from joepais (pastor). Thanks dude!
Pours a dark amber with a bubbly and short lived beige head. Smell is slightly thin, and smoky, peaty, and very much to style. Taste is subtly smoked maltiness, lightly hopped, and peaty. Light bodied and an easy drinking scotch ale. Not bad, but just not a preferred style.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle). Sweet malty aroma. Color is reddish amber, with a very small head. Flavor caramelly malt, followed by a mild dryish finish. Not great, but better than some other choices from this brewer.
daknole (7193) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from my Vermont vacation. Amber color wtiha small white head. This does not taste like a scottish ale to me. Aroma was fine with malts, honey and some hops. Overall the flavor was just too hoppy for the style. I dont expect this much hop flavor in a scottish.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head that quickly dissapears. Aroma was grassy and piney. Tasted sweet with an oaky tinge.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malts, grains, and molasses. Poured amber in color with a small off-white head that diminished. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor of malts, grains, molasses, alcohol, and earthy hops. Medium body. Average texture. Average to lively carbonation. Grain and alcohol finish.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of deep smoky malt.Pours a deep brownish almost red color with a thin white head. It tastes sharply of spices and smoke. Not bad
Bubbain66 (6) - USA - FEB 22, 2008 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a scottish ale from front to back.... bold tast, nutty, fruity. good beer, gets to the point!
DocLock (6779) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours sort of amber glass colored with khaki head. Aroma is bready scotchy malt, caramel, some vinous fruity notes, and some earthy peaty notes. Tastes malty, caramelly, with mild vinous fruit hints, a solid hop presence and some earthy peaty root cellary notes late. I really like this style, and this one was decent.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a fan of the style. Reddish pour, much like an irish red ale. Over syrupy, carmel, and odd hops are a bit offensive. Yet, this one is a bit better than to crowd.
Pastor (776) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10 oz bottle poured reddish brown with an off white head
Aromas of malt and slight bread smell along with some hops
Palate is medium light carbonation on the tongue
Flavors of malt and caramel a rather strong hop bitter finish for the stile
I was a little disappointed in the bottle I had this from the brewpub and let’s say it tastes a lot different but still an interesting beer none the less