Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can courtesy of motortoddhead. Pours amber with a tan head. Smells of caramel, earthy. Tastes of caramel, minerally, citrussy, grassy.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber orange pour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, pennies, some boiled greens hop notes? Flavor is predominantly caramel, some sweet malt. Not much hop character. A little metallic. Ok.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. Bottle. Poured an amberish color with a medium to light head. Classic malty amber. Decent brew but nothing crazy.
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap sample. Poured hazy brown color with an average white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average drinkable brew.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A weekend in Milwaukee to see the Twins play, and drink beer. Found the Ale House, which reminded me very much of Rock Bottom in Minneapolis. Luckily, Louie’s Demise was on cask.
They called this brew a Scottish Ale on the menu, so that put a certain type in my mind. It would have been better off as an Amber Ale. The nose was of weak maple. The body was not that of a Scottish, but rather a Nut Brown. Nothing to scoff at, but nothing to write home about. Not a patch on Town Hall’s offerings. The Pale Ale was much better.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flight on tap at the brewpub (Milwaukee, WI). Pours a glowing crisp amber hue, good glow, touch of haze as more orange works it’s way into play. A frothy offwhite head sits atop, stays as a small film, laces well. Aromas are crisp toffee and toast, gentle bready and doughy malts, touches of toast, sticky caramel and toffee. Gentle bready yeast and a touch of earthy hops. Initial is lighter bodied, touches of sweetness and grass, light toastiness up front. Middle gets a bit more bitter, gentle toast and crispness. Mellow sweetness into the finish leaves this simple, a bit sticky and a touch of butter. Mellow and odd, that weird buttery note sticks on me. Meh. Has some good parts and some bad. Finish doesn’t work for me.
BeerSquare (116) - - NOV 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I like parts of this beer, but not the whole.
Great looking beer with nice deep color and fluffy head.
But wow there are some weird funky, stale hop notes interplaying with some fairly sweet carmely sweetness-- on top of the roasty smokey malt backbone one expects from this category.
Would like to try it fresh / on tap, as this just doesn’t taste right to me out of the can.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle thanks to hopdog. Pours a lightly hazy deep amber with golden highlights and a smaller bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, some nuts, cardboard and dark fruits. Flavor of caramel, sweet grainy malts, toffee, cardboard and a touch of citrus.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nothing wrong with it other than being boring. great color, decent nose to it. but very boring taste, one of those "just another beer" tastes. never will buy it ever, would be a better deal just to get a miller at the bar and get about the same amount of pleasure from it without spending 5 bucks a pint.
Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not much to speak of here. Hints of this, light amounts of that. Where’s the flavor? Session ale is one thing, but let’s not lose the flavor. Dangerously close to macro water beer territory.