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 I’ve tried. A so-so in terms of the style but a decent beer.
jsmerig (1030) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy caramel brown with a light head. Aroma of cocoa with a floral note. Taste is lightly sweet caramel to start followed by a stiff bitterness that outlasts the mild sweetness to cleanse the palate. All that remains is a smoky cocoa and a mild tartness.
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thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a murky brown with a average tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is a nice brown sugar and sweet molasses heavy malts. Finish has and almost cola like flavor. This could have used a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to really bring this home. Still this is a malt heavy winter warmer.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown pour, thin white head. Malty aroma. Flavor is also a bit muddy, dark malt flavors, a bit of hop at the finish with some sourness. So-so.
Imaena (1629) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bar in Waltham with Smiths. Basic brew pub style ale. Not what I would consider a Scottish Ale.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber brown color with barely any head. Aroma was very malty, with toasted wheat. Sugary malts and caramel in flavor, slight smokey finish with bitterness. Not much else, but overall drinkable.
Rotbart (155) - - MAR 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce honey color with a long lasting white head and a fairly strong aroma og=f hops. Slightly sweet with a slight tinny but not overpowering finish.
chicowv (452) - 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.
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czar (3246) - 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 (1009) - 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 (787) - 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.