Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, malty aroma, some banana/bubblegum esters and caramel/toffee sweetness. Deep, dark mahogany color, very still and lacking a head. Malty, very lightly roasty and grainy flavor, some syrupy, toffeeish sweetness and barely discernible hop bitterness followed by a burst of yeast fruitiness in the finish, some muted spices here as well. Just a little cloying, and with a thick, flat, syrupy mouthfeel. Aftertaste is quite sugary. I'm glad to see something like a Strong Scotch style from a local brewpub, and I woud say that is is indeed worth trying but I didn't find this example to be outstanding. I would prefer something to balance out the sweetness, such as peat smokiness or hops, or both. This beer would also easily fit the Old Ale profile, as typified by Old Peculier.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best Scotch Ales I have ever had. This beast is decieving as its eight percent alcohol is not even slightly noticable. A great offering from a very talented brewer.