hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... TITW Part Deux... Light brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma is sweet and nutty with nice notes of chocolate and vanilla. Just a hint of wood. A little too bitter for a Scottish ale, but still solid and malty-sweet. Medium-bodied and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes bittersweet with a crisp, hop bite. Thanks go out to artusory for sharing the bottle with us!
Sammy (9239) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks jpm30 for this simple bottle of great fresh scotch style. Thick dark brown foam and lace. Taste of light smoke and tabacco, well hopped, nicely malted. Full mouthfeel. Whatever the alcohol, its well hidden.
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2012 At least at the time I’m rating this it has a score of 3.55 and a Style % at 97.1. That doesn’t make sense to me. I would have thought, for sure, that there are a lot better scottish ales out there. There is a poignant smokey moment up front with a generally acceptable level of sweetness (I like ’em sweet so this could be even more) and some caramel base. But the presence of a notable metallic note diminished the enjoyment, with a lingering bitterness. Original rating: 7-3-5-3-11 in 2006 bottle // Re-rated: dense, lasting white head on a dark amber body. Grassy aroma. Fruity--strawberry, cherry--esp. aroma. Sweet with a slightly smoky note. Frothy-ish but lightly astringent, too. 6-4-7-3-13, 2012 (tap at Old Fashioned, Madison): merged ratings to an average.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is diacetyl with a candi-sugar sweetness and friuty esters. Lots of thick sweet caramel malts, toasted malts, and hints of fruits and chocolate in the flavor with a bit more butterscotch. Finishes with a bit of astringency.
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown pour huge fluffy tan head some nice lace. Some light malts and carmels hints of light nuts in the aroma. Palate is well carbonated w/ a nice coating. Flavor is lactose light touches of carmel a bunch of dry coccoa powder. Not really very good.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 Much better than the 3 Floyd’s scottish ale, which seems bland in comparison to Warp Speed. Not as good as dirty bastard. Nice roasty coffee note. I want to try LL reserve scotch ale!!
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a big bubbled head. Aroma is rum soaked dried fruits. Taste is nice and roasty with some cola and coffee. Decent stuff but not too terribly exciting.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Deep brown in color with a nice off white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Fruity malty roasty chocolatety aroma. Raisiny woody notes. Malty caramel flavor. Nice smokey peaty notes. Medium bodied. Nutty. Smooth. Finish is malty. Very drinkable. Nice.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with no bottled/freshness date.
Poured a solid cola brown with a foamy beige head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking.
Aromas of grape and orange fruitiness with a vinous alcohol, a light caramel, earthy and a barrel woodiness.
Moderate carbonation, a soft crispness and smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.
Malty taste upfront, caramel and powdery chocolate, the barest touches of peat, a vanilla woodiness, dusty yeasty and a dryish earthy, orangy and malty finish, good drinkability.
A pleasant Scotch ale from Lake Louie, not the best I’ve ever had, but still quite quaffable.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a deep reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch, slight smoked peat and nuts. Smells quite nice. Flavor is very sweet until the smoked peat shows up 2/3 through. Does have a chalky bitter finish. Taste follows the aroma, minus the butterscotch. Medium bodied. Nice beer.