alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funky on the nose, aroma similar to Heineken. Creamy, smooth taste with hint of scotch whiskey flavor
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Clear golden, medium bubbly white head. Sweet aroma, corn, some fruity hops, malt, vanilla. Ok mouthfeel. Sweet malty fruit (hoppy) bit flavour with mild vanilla and lught alcohol. almost like there is a bit of honey to it. Low bitterness.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark golden colour with a small spotty white head that leaves a little lace. Aroma is made up of vanilla, bourbon oak, and some sweet malts, and faint grass. Flavour is much of the same bourbon oak, sweet vanilla, sweet maltiness and light grass. Tasty beer with a creamy mouth feel though the style is overshadowed by the barrel a bit.
garth_86 (197) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden clear with nice white head. Aroma is scotch and oak. Flavor is similar. Overall good beer.
TheDog (504) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden whiskey colour and white head. Aroma and taste of sweet malt, vanilla, bourbon oak and a tiny hoppy note. Medium but warmth mouthfeel with a sweet finish. Like most of the beers from this brewer, thereīs not much for the hop nut to jump about. Then again: Hop nuts doesnīt value this brewery. I dont think this is the beer rated by Alextricity (this beer first brewed in 2012) and JohnRmurdoch (this beers definately not walnut brown...) I like the appearance, the taste and the value for money in this scottish pale ale.
Camons (3706) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Salling. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, oak, vanilla, little hops. Flavor is sweet malty, oak, butter, light grassy hops. Thin body, lively carbonation. 050413
sulawang (408) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a light toffee brown with extra clarity, minimal head, lots of CO2 activity. Sweet caramel malts on the nose.
Attack: 8/10-burst sweetness
Mid-palate: alcohol, caramel, malts, butterscotch, mild raisin,
Finish: alcoholic, malty light caramel bittersweet with a touch of warmth and tingliness.
I really enjoy the butterscotch aroma, good sweetness, and decent body.
Alextricity (177) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Iím not sure if this is the same beer as the one I had. Oh dear God, where do I begin? This beer is just. An absolute atrocity. (Bottled some time in í11, so keep that in mind.)
Appearance: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is clear with a brown color. No head, no lacing.
Smell: It smells like scotch... with bananas and oak.
Taste: Absolutely dreadful. At first instance itís not bad (though it HARDLY tastes like beer)... I just canít take the aftertaste. It has a sweetness thatís reminiscent of diet pop/soda, and it has a flat feel to it, despite there being a medium amount of carbonation. I canít really explain it, but itís not pleasant at all.
Maybe Iím just spoiled, considering Iím surrounded by some great breweries here in Michigan. While Iím not exactly familiar with the difference between Scottish Ales and Scotch Ales, I feel like itís safe to assume theyíre relatively similar. This is my first Scottish Ale, but Iíd find it very hard to believe they normally taste like this. The bottle is dated almost a couple years ago, so maybe thatís its problem, but I took a couple sips of this and was done with it. Absolutely awful.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th July 2012
Bright clear amber beer. Good white head. Palate is light and dry and softish. Mild carbonation. Lots of vanilla oak and cream soda! A nice fruity banana ester. Whisper of bubblegum. Finishes softish and semi dry with minerals and a touch of citrus. Decent.
fiulijn (12179) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver
Beautiful orange-light amber color with small sized frothy head. Mild aroma of malt and vanilla. The mouthfeel is round enough; quit good flavor of malt and toffee, to which the oak adds the correct amount of vanilla; correct bitterness.
No surprises, but itís a well balanced beer.
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Here the oak seems to slightly overpower the ale, not in the sense that you canít taste it (the spiciness blends well with the vanilla oak), but that it has a hollow palate. Lots of caramel but I didnít find it buttery.