manuchampions (1225) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rate. Very dark brown pour with a nice brown/tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some chocolate, bourbon and dried fruit. Active carbonation but smooth tasting. Very sweet initially. A little bit of alcohol creeps into the middle. Lots going on in the finish which is moderately bitter and sticky. Chocolate, plum, raisin just a lot of fruit maybe some citrus hops... some smoke and peat. Nice!
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: murky brown under a feeble head bordered by a tannish collar. Scattered bubbles with a puddle in the middle.
Nose: dark fruits, dark breads, and spice. Raisin bread overflowing with raisins; pumpernickel for the bread. Malty all over. Prunes. Rummy spice in the back and underneath.
Palate: clean then chewy and bready with a sweet spiced finish. Tart dark fruits tickle the top and back of my tongue. Chocolate in the finish; chocolate cake, chocolate covered prunes and chocolate covered raisins. Tasty and definitely chewy. Spice tickles the back and lingers in the breath. Prune and dark grape skins for tannic bitterness.
Final Thoughts: overall a tasty chewy earthy malty scotch-style ale worthy of her Scottish descent. I like malts as much as I like hops; I’m a flavorholic after all. A fine contribution to my tasting queue and one I would gladly revisit.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown beer with a thin tan head. Scent is sweet malts, some sorghum molasses. Taste is malts and some hops. Very nice dry finish.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with Beerlando - Pours a clear brown color with a nice size light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is caramel malt and esters. Flavor is toasted malt, esters, and a bit of chocolate. Medium body. A pretty nice beer. Thanks Bryan.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours a hazy brown with some red highlights and s small tan head. aroma of peat, scotch, brownsugar which mold quite nicely together. awesome beer. haevn’t had a good scotch ale in a while and this hit the spot.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to emacgee for this one. Deep amber in color with a small/medium off white head. Aroma has alot of clean malty character- caramel, brown sugar, some fruit....light floral hops. Taste is fairly full bodied with caramel, brown sugar, and some dark fruit. Some nice light to moderate hop bitterness to balance...clean and well done.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark reddish brown with a medium sized beige head. Nose is roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and peat. Medium to full body with a smooth mouth feel. Pretty well balanced brew, primary notes of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel with secondary notes of dark fruit, peat smoke, and nuts. Finishes with light warming alcohol.
markwise (4177) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of the Tampa Crew. Pours amber copper with an off-white head. Nose is malt, maple, brown sugar, and slight roast/ smoke. Flavor is similar with lots of malt and maple-esque sweetness. Finish lingers with maple. Good Scotch Ale.
Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is really funky with smell of dusty and chalk and basement smells. taste gives a nice amount of caramel and dark malts. this is one for the cold nights.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with toffee, dust, caramel, and a bit of hops. The appearance is brown with a decent head. The flavor is like the aroma with a bit of cardboard. The palate is smooth. Overall not bad but a bit disappointing.