chicowv (470) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oZ bottle: pours chestnut brown thin head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of leather toasted malt sour yeast & resin hops. Tastes like a dishrag with caramel and some toffee thrown in to mask the flavored. Not fun or easy to drink. Not very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NikkTwist (1840) - 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.
Lightrider (311) - 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.
60minuteman (970) - West Chester, 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 (548) - 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 I’m not crazy about it.
PGHbeer77 (571) - 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.
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at parker pie, vt. cloudy dark golden with a small white head, little retention. faint fruitiness - banana esters, gum, very hint of smoke, some caramel and toasted malts, hint of spices. average carbonation, light body, slightly harsh, dry, herbal-grassy finish. meh.
snoworsummer (2825) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells like malt. Tastes slightly sweet slightly bitter. Medium hop feel and aroma.
MrBeerFanatic (900) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Been quite a while since I rated a scotch ale. Pours a lightly deep amber with a frothy head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, slight hint of bubblegum, slight banana, and light grain. Flavors of slight banana esters, light toffee, slight smoke, and light caramel. All the flavors are light. Leaves a slight smoke aftertaste, but not noticed much in the flavors or aroma. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet. Interesting off the beat brew than what I’m used to.