John Harvards Scotch Ale
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
Special at the Washington DC branch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap. Pours dark amber. Aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, and light hops. Flavor of malts and fruits with a little smokiness. Full bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - APR 30, 2010
deep copper with off white head. it has sweet aroma and caral flavor. a hint of alcohol is also noted. this brew is very fruity and malty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2006
On tap at the Lake Grove location - probably the only JH brew Iíve tried that didnít taste like homebrew - a bit weak, but the chocolate, plum, caramel, and floral notes of the style were all present - quite drinkable, and, despite the sweetness, went pretty well with my buffalo wings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2006
On tap at the Wayne location. Poured a medium and hazy reddish/copper color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of smoke, caramel and lightly earthy. Tastes of toffee and some peat. The aromas and tastes on the thin side just like the body. Weak for a Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6827) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2006 Sampled on draft at the Pittsburgh brewery this beer pours a dark ruby-brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty malts. The flavor is a nice roasted malt note with a sweet middle and a roasted finish. A nice example of this style. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Sampled in D.C. with Chris. Draught: Reddish amber color with no head at all. Neither of us could get much of anything in the way of aroma. All I could find was a mild grain scent with my nose just about in the beer. Taste is quite bland for this style of beer - somewhat malty, with perhaps a real slight roasted malt note if youíre really searching. Light bodied, filtered, dull.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2005
I just got confirmation from John Harvards that this was specially brewed at the DC branch, and is not the same as any of their regular Scotch/Scottish ales. Although this was up on the board as Scotch ale (no ABV given), it didnít taste particularly strong and definitely didnít betray any evidence of smoked malt, so I think itís a Scottish Ale rather than a Scotch. Whatever it is, itís a reddish brown colour. Not much in the aroma department - not unpleasant, just virtually non-existent. And, although, itís vaguely malty, thereís not much of interest going on in the flavours either. Not downright unpleasant, just dull. On tap at John Harvards, Washington DC.

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