eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - JAN 24, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Scotch Ales always have a tendency to sneak up on me and f* me up pretty good. This is no exception. A well-disguised high alcohol content. Sweet, malty scotch flavors. Deep and roasted.
cards04 (1458) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark clear brown. Good bubblegum aromas. Bready malts too. Sweet and malty flavors. Easy to drink for an abv of 8%. Nice.
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Une bière anglaise qui ressemble à la fois à une forte belge et à une impérial stout. Intéressant à goûter et vraiment pas mal !
wildsteed (1) - Aztec, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Caramel, roasty, resin, leather, earthy, licorice, raisin, woody, caramel, coffee, roasty
YigSvartka (46) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown with minimal head. Mild aroma of vanilla, caramel, scotch. Little carbonation, fairly thick, very smooth and creamy. Vanilla/caramel taste is particularly potent to begin, finishing with a high abv/scotch finish. Quite good, but a wee too sweet for my liking.
joeyplush (627) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
If it's not Scottish it's .... This beer is very good - dark color, tan head, earthy aroma, hints of licorice. Taste is rich, with molasses and brown sugar followed by some hop bitterness. Look forward to having this one again!
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hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a dark brown color that leaves the same colored body. Two fingered white foamy head that once it dies a nice spider web lacing sticks around the sides of the glass.
The aroma has peat, light chocolate, deep malts, just a touch of caramel all coming through smokey and sweet
The taste is sweet through the malts, chocolate and caramel. Sticky sweet aftertaste with a long dark sweet finish.
On the palate, it sits about a medium, shows that its more of a sipper and has a smooth carbonation to it.
Overall, I’d say this is some pretty good stuff that I would have again.
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The first Scotch ale I ever had back in the 80’s, this is a re-try. Pours a very dark brownish ruby colour with a creamy white head that dissipates into a nice sticky lace. Smells of sweet roasted malts with notes of dark candied fruits and a bit of alcohol. Taste is a malty sweetness with notes of fresh coffee and buttery caramel. Smooth and creamy in the mouth and quite enjoyable overall. A very nice Scotch ale.
tillmac62 (135) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 9/23/14. Very dark amber pour with a dark ruby cast. Nice head that laces well but diminishes in 3 minutes. Light nose of malt with hints of fig and other dark fruit. Outstanding medium body with a texture that approaches slick. Normal carbonation level. The well balanced and complex flavor profile is a blend of dark fruit that completely masks the 8.0% alcohol, set against a subtle caramel sweetness that is blessed with a touch of smoke. The finish is smooth with a short lived burst of smoke. Glad this outstanding ale is back.
OldAsU (3) - - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a beautiful beer. A creamy head and wonderful aroma that reminds you of the great British beers. Really great malty flavor and very drinkable.
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small bottle from a 6-pack bought at BC Liquor Store in North Burnaby. A very darl ale with a bit of light colored head. Not getting much nose here. Very pleasant, but too thin and sweet for my liking. 3.3.