Lightrider (221) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a haze light brown, with a fine head. Aroma is heavy malt and bitter. Taste is a very thick malt base with a hard bitter edge. Finish is s nice malt. Very good ale.
NikkTwist (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Draft at Tattooed Mom, then later the Khyber. Poured a slightly hazy light burnt sienna. Foamy white head. Does not strike me as a Scottish Ale at all. Burnt biscuits. Slight smoke. Mostly dry finish. Very drinkable but not exceptional.
60minuteman (492) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind of a pale red color with some lace. Metallic and spicy malt. Nice fruity character. Disguised hop backbone. Medium body.
MattShizzle (523) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper color - somewhat cloudy. Clean, malty aroma. Malty, roasty and slightly hoppy aroma. Pretty weak for a winter ale, really.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A drinkable beer. Mild flavors and not to heavy. Good for a seasonal but Iím not crazy about it.
micmillon18 (25) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint. Creamy white head a top a deep copper colored beer. Lots of lacing around the glass. Scents of toffee, malt, a bit of caramel, and mild hoppiness. Sweet toffee and malt flavors off the bat followed by lasting piney bitterness. Metallic notes are present in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel with a soft fizzy carbonation. Though classified as a Scotch ale, its not all that heavy and feels rather tame. The bitterness is also more present than others Iíve tried. A so-so in terms of the style but a decent beer.
PGHbeer77 (554) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. Not so good. Average at best. Like a weak lager. Nothing really "winter ale" about it IMO.
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is gritty and slightly nutty malts. The flavor is mildly nuttiness, fruit and gritty malts.
craig220 (310) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear amber with a very thin white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, nuts, cereal, herbs, and a faint earthiness. Taste is caramel, herbs, maple, nuts, and cereal. A little too sweet for my taste.
radioseer (297) - Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber color with no head. Very faint aroma of caramel. Taste is similar to the nose with an additional hoppiness.