Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the bottle from Bales. Pours a tan color with a coarse head that settled quickly. Smells and tastes malty without much hop characteristics. The taste is well balanced and makes this a good beer.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
yak. pour: copper with white head, lingers on top for drink duration. nose: sweet caramel malt..slightly smoked, thats it not much going there. taste: nice mouthfeel sweet amber malt, a little bitter then a touch of smoke, which is the lasting impression of taste. Overall, nice drink, not warming like a winter so appropriate for a "bonnie" day of fall, notable body, adding a subtle amount of smokiness which is pleasant and adds to the enjoyment. worth a tasting.
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from the State Store on 3300 South- thanks for the tip Dallas! Pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a small white head. A big malty nose with some figs and dust. The flavor is a smooth sweet malty brew with light bread, some yeast, dust, metal. Quite good and crisp.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from the state store
Appearance: Pours clear dark amber with a small beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, smokey and caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, sweet caramel, grainy, smokiness and bitter citrus in the finish
A nice beer. This would be a great beer to take camping, sipping next to a campfire.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The first Scottish Ale I recall truly enjoying. This one has a pleasant, appealing flavor. Nice and heavy too. Good on you, Mac!
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured deep, dark, reddish brown with an eggy head that faded to nothing quickly. Nose was malty with toasted grains. Big malt bomb of a beer (naturally). Mouthfeel had a filmy character it. Toasted grains, mild smoke and even a hint of peat. Hops were abasent in this one.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red brown with white lasting head. Malty aroma. Some light peatiness in the flavour with a middle of the tongue hop tang
Reid (1719) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 22 oz bottle from Rothís Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $2.79
Handsome chestnut brown ale with a large rocky eggshell white head. Bonnie indeed.
Nice aromas of caramel and nuts wit a slight but pronounced smokey aspect lurking.
Falavour is of course malt driven..the toffee,caramel aspects intrerrupted by a very very slight grassy hop..that kinda takes the sweetness down a notch,good, and again a slight ashy smoke in the end..excellent
Great palate..smooth with a lingering peaty smoke.
Very very nice for the price point the best Macs has done in forever.