dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow, this was a hard one to finish. Not my style. A sour scotch ale just doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. Pours a hazy pink/amber/orange with medium creamy head that sticks around for a while. Aroma of alcohol, toasted malt, tart fruit, and caramel. Sourness does not lend itself well in the flavor and I was severely disappointed with this one.
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask and bottle. Pours pale golden, nose is chocolate, orange, taste is rich caramel, fruity.
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml from ABV. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A sweet nose of berries and toffee. The flavor is light, smoke, berries, caramel, thin woody. OK.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Six Bells Woodchurch. Clear pale brown lasting white head. Sweetish malty aroma. Sweetish in the mouth. Good condition. Surprisingly hoppy on the finish. It’s rather likeable. Lovely
tombyars (1412) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in the 9th January 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head which rapidly vanishes. Strong pale malt present in the short aroma with hints of white peach. Thin and resiny mouthfeel. Poor lacing throughout. Pale malt base gives a sweet short bread base with creamy peach, honeydew melon, mango and toffee notes. Good prickle of earthy hop resins noted in the short bitter aftertaste. Finish is strong and malty with alcoholic mead notes giving a warming burr to the throat. This is a decent Scottish Strong Ale and well recommended.
Theydon_Bois (9993) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Night of Garbage, big thanks to our host with the most (stairs) LKS, 20/12/13 up a shit load of stairs !
Hazed orange amber with a good sized off white head.
Nose is orange, light spice, bready malts, citric leanings.
Taste comprises sharp citrus fruit, grass, straw, hint of tropical fruits, bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure.
Ok but lacks a little depth for the ABV.
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear, pinkish amber with a reluctant, bubbly, soapy, near white "head" of a dozen bubbles. Aroma: brown sugar, raisins, cherry pipe tobacco, leather, with just a hint of wet cardboard when you take a hair dryer to it (don’t ask). Taste: brown sugar, toffee, and caramel are most prominent, along with stone fruit, some herbal notes, and a lingering musty note. Finish: slightly sweet and boozy, with a malty undertone. Notes: Perfectly fine ESA. Buddy brought back from Skye. Good souvenir.
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Night of Garbage - thanks to the Internet. Pours clear, amber-gold with a creamy white head. The nose holds candied fruits, toasty malts, dry caramel. Medium sweet flavor with dry bread, dried berries, some dirty hay, faint leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with average tonlively carbonation. Sweet finish with grainy, dry bread, some toast, orange, dried berries. Fair play.
Nilz (419) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a reddish amber with a slim head and sweet malty aroma as for the taste - sweet malty and hoppy with a mild bitterness to its finish.
Block (1520) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was dark and potent. Lots of sweet malts to balance the high alcohol. Caramel, dark chocolate, and dark fruits. An interesting beer. Heavy and probably best when the weather is a bit colder.
wlajwl (4070) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malts, vinous notes/fruit and and smoke/burnt rubber. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries and burnt notes in the finish.