brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light malt aroma, light but sweet malt taste, not many hops around here. Nothing wrong, just not bold enough to be rated with the higher beers
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a red amber with a small head. The aroma is malty. The flavor is malty sweet, with a hint of ale sour fruit lingering. The palate is good and rich. Overall, pretty average.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this in a bottle, not the normal tap (I assume tap is normal for this). When I opened the bottle, I noticed a strong aroma. That subsided and it poured a decent frothy head. Color is defintely a deep amber/red. On inspection, my nose immediately noticed a milk chocolate / toffee scent. That scent carries into the initial flavor, but very lightly. But the "commercial description" is a little fluffy, as I found a lack of complexity in it. Flavor was light, but not unpleasant. Overall... ok, but nothing special.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks a lot like a red beer. Remninds me a lot of McEwan's with a little bite to it. Not a real strong flavor, but I like the bottle, so it gets bonus points for that.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much more a scotch ale than an amber. On cask at the time of my visit. Peaty malt nose and oaky barrel notes. Caramel was rich and thick, alcohol even peeked out. Finish is long and sweet, leaving a scotchy, malty aftetaste that I really enjoyed.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Re-rate: I liked this one a lot better the second time around. Had a spicier malt scent (didn't notice the smoke this time around). Has a taste pretty representative of other scottish ales I've tried. Only thing that didn't do it for me this time around is the acidic finish. Original rating: This amber colored beer poured with a thick head and smell somewhat smoky. It was lightly hopped, but also had some sourness. Smooth drinking beer, but it just didn't do it for me. 5/3/5/3/10
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very sweet and malt rich, carmely almost. could use some more hops for sure. It is a very drinkable beer and I’d recommend it if you’re down on water street. true to the claim of the lable.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was first marketed as a Ockoberfert Ale. I see they now sell it as an amber export style scotch ale. I do like truth in advertising. Malty, yes. Slightly fruity, yes. Caramel and toffee sweetness, yes. I touch cloying, yes. This is unique as there are german hops used in an ale, but too sweet and not bitter enough for a alt. No style, categorically speaking, but a decent session ale.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2006 A very drinkable amber ale with a bit more flavor than you would expect. Nice crispy hoppiness and toasty carmel flavors that makes this brew very drinkable. Available in the bottle locatlly in Milwaukee.