Aurelius (5068) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, clear ruby black-brown. Clingy almond head. Hoppy, sweet and tannic malty aroma. Very tasty, dark syrup, assertive hops, medium sweetness for style, some roast. Chewy. Stiff bitterness in the finish, along with a light astringency. Overall very good. Taco Mac, John’s Creek.
puboflyons (3098) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. The pour is dark, opaque brown with a modest tan head that fades down and leaves lacing. Enticing sweet malt, peat moss, and light smoky aroma. Little in the way of hops. The body is medium but soft and delicate. Sweet malt taste with no booze and a light dry finish. I would like to get this one in my area.
Weezel (269) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty aroma with some hop pungency. Taste is good with some nice chewy malt that has some good caramel qualities. Spicy hop backbone. Finishes with some nice biscuit. Very drinkable.
ordybill (1313) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a big malt and grain aroma. The color is pure dark brown with a medium sized off-white head.
The flavor is very rich and smooth. I liked this beer quite a bit and thought it was more than just a scottish ale.
Bork (452) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, thick well balanced scotch that doesn’t go overly sweet. Some noticeable alcohol.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light peat, faint cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, light peat, earthy. Medium body, some stickiness.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear rich dark ruby (when held to light). World Class head volume, lacing and retention.
Smells like a scotch ale should, but is a bit on the light side. Dark fruit (plum, date, raisin), molasses, light roast and a hint of smoke.
Medium bodied with a texture that has creamy aspects. Above normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a nice burst in the finish.
The flavor profile is intense, complex, well balanced and is borderline outstanding. It begins with a sweet burst of molasses and dark fruit that quickly yields to a roast bitterness. Under the bitterness, caramel notes emerge in the middle. Subtle smoke characteristics emerge right before the finish, gain in intensity and come to the forefront as the finish fades over a subsiding caramel and molasses sweetness. In the lingering finish, prune notes are evident as well as a slight alcohol burn, subtle dryness and bitter pucker.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at my hotel in Atlanta. Dark cola-colored pour with a big carbonated head. Previous rater described cola in the taste - I totally get that. Maybe the higher level of carbonation? But also in the flavor profile - some molasses. Hint of smoke. Quite good.
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle..Pour is dark with a fading head..Nose is stale, light smoke, spice, dry, cola...Tatse is cola, caramel, dry, spice, dusty..
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, purchased from Habersham in Savannah on 2/23/15. Dark brown, near-black color. Good tan head, leaving good ridges of lace. Nice dark chocolate and moderate smoke flavor. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Good more full feel. Light slick finish. Moderate-plus bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Touch of butterscotch. Very solid tasty enjoyable balanced scotch ale. Nice bit of earthy hop to it.