MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, 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.
Lightrider (301) - 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 (1529) - 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 (697) - 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 (539) - 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.
wlajwl (3762) - 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 (313) - 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 (299) - 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.