skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium maroon brown with a small off white head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted sweet malts, caramel. some pine resin, some fruity hops, and some mild peaty smoke. Taste is of toasted sweet malts, piney hops, dark fruits, caramel, some toffee/bread pudding, and some smokey peat notes. Has a medium body semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, sweet but still somewhat bitter, medium finish. overall, a good winter beer and excellent Scottish Ale.
fata2683 (2162) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Tim for the hookup while I was away! Pours dark copper with a medium cream head and lots of lacing. Great growler fill, carbonation level is perfect. Aroma is toast and nutty malts covered with loads of fruity esters. Flavor is big caramel and toasted malts upfront with very earthy clean hops and a light roast/burnt malt element in the finish. Really nice beer!
wchesser (667) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some caramel malts on nose. Dark cloudy reddish brown. Caramel malt and some spice but weird off metallic taste as well that was pretty objectionable. Not good.
ICEatALAMO (533) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. The pour is copper, with a red hue. The aroma is a nice roasted malt. The taste has malt and caramel in it. pretty good and smooth.
kathouse (572) - Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear brown with a tan foam. Smoky aroma has hints of oak, toast, and nuts. Medium body spiked by the smoke and almond flavors. More biscuit and wood in the finish.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with some minor peat, and roastiness. Taste has a decent hop character. Nice finish.
Dogbrick (6021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Kinetic Brewing Company. Murky reddish-brown in color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of earthy malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, hops and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is sweet malt up front and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown pour. I like the sweet malts, a hint of peat, some roasted nuts. Almost a hint of pine nuts. Enough hops to offer good balance. Good grain bill. Enjoyable beer.
MaltnHopsrGood (2) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured light brown. No head. Aromas are of malt and light citrus hops. Mouthfeel is medium. Toasted malts and American hops are prominent. Firm bitterness. Good beer from a great brewery.
PotjeBier (957) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Arroyo (Pasadena). Brown color. Off white head. Aroma’s: toasted bread, a bit earthy, herbal. Even more toasted aroma’s retronasal: bread, chestnuts, also a hint of fruit. Flavor is toasted, medium sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes earthy bitter.