BOSSbrewer (1240) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber in color. Somewhat sweet with lots of caramel. I like the style but this was a bit too sweet even for me.
bytemesis (2422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, medium creamy off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, grass. Flavor is caramel, toffee, grass. Light body.
sjohnny (332) - - AUG 2, 2013
2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Herbal, sweet fruit and slight citrus aroma. Pours cloudy dark coppery color with a thick lingering off white head. Malty. Slightly sour. Grassy. Harsh bitterness on the finish. Not all that good.
reebtogi (3795) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a rich amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is herbal with some grass and caramel. Taste is a grassy and herbal bitterness with a malty sweetness. Flavors don’t seem to be balanced and something is a little off. Still, this beer fits the style and is typical of a scotch ale and worth a try.
gmb5127 (222) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 Very drinkable beer with a malty taste. Lacks a strong taste and the taste that is there disappears quickly. Nothing special.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ Epic Beer Fest Denver 2013. Pours a dark amber orange appearance with an off white head. Some veggie, caramel, light toffee in the nose. A bit more veggie in the flavor along with some caramelized sugars, bread, and a touch of fruit. Didn’t really like this one.
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep ruby with a couple bubbles of tan head. Aromas of cherry, licorice, and alcohol. Bland maltiness rules the tongue, leaving behind a long, sticky finish that tastes like cherries. Big, thick, and sticky. Not bold enough for a scotch ale, but it was far from repulsive.
beertholomeus (484) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reddish brown with frothy off white head. Malt, spices, fruit and alcohol aromas. Fruit, roasted malts, spices, bread and caramel flavors. Bold taste with a slight bitterness and a dry finish. Different but very good beer.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle served in a Duvel tulip.
A - Pours a clear ruby brown color with a soapy of-white head. Very pretty beer.
S - Rich toasted grains, cherries and apples, sharp alcohol, raisins.
T - Toasted malts, sweet brown bread, caramel, hints of wood, cherries soaked in rum, lots of green figs, raisins, walnuts, reminds me of fruit cake. Some bittering hops are detectable but subtle, tannins come through toward the finish.
M - Medium wet body with a semi-dry finish. Low carbonation.
A good sipper. Lots of breadiness and I like the fruit aspect as well. The malt was there but seemed shallow. The fruit and bread was the showcase. Very clean but the tannins helped out with that. I wouldn’t call it bold but a good drinker for the price.
Serving type: bottle
Nero55 (400) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Magic City Brewfest. Amber with a small head. Aroma of malt sweetness and caramel. Medium body with malt sweetness balanced by some hop bitterness. More balanced than most Scotch Ales.