ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma has some hints of caramel, hops, and light spice. The color is an amber with a light tan head. The maltiness comes through at the forefront and a finish has some hop flavor.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz’er from Bev Mo. poured a red/amber color, with a light tan/ oof white head. This beer put my grandpa and I on our asses!!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 6, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from DarkElf. Sadly, this disappoints. Pleasant, clear, garnet colored beer with a gigantic light tan head. Good lacing. Aroma has hints of sweet malt, perhaps a touch fruity. LIght bodied and far too carbonated to enjoy. Thin flavors, a bit winey. I am thinking that this is infected. Nothing to look at folks, move along.
OldGrowth (3264) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Ok nose. Malty. Peaty, Kalamta olive, black tea, latex paint, maybe a little cherry. Clean brownish orange color, small head that faded quickly, no lacing. Malty aroma, like aroma. Medium body, lite creamy oily mouthfeel, nutty sweet finish. Huh, don’t know about this one. I didn’t like it’s mix of aroma’s and flavors. Oh well.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big hiss as the cap comes off, pouring a translucent cherry-brass color with an audibly fizzing and booming foamy tan head. Liquefied brown sugar, golden raisins, soggy Honey Bunches of Oats, cinnamon apple sauce, whicker baskets and beachwood smattered with honey do little to excite the mouth’s chance at deciphering this aromatic train wreck. Brown sugar sweetness comes in first for flavor, recessing with caramel dipped apples that are stamped with cheap chopped peanuts. Surprisingly, the flavor overcomes a few aromatic obstacles. Maple syrup pancakes borderline a confounded McGriddles approach. Along with the most dormant hint of peat, a curt hop bite and dactylic alcohol hang around post sip each time, eventually becoming quite cumbersome and the unavoidable downfall. Creamy, fizzy, percussive sweetness across the palate, with a maple syrup delima, and overcarbonated from the get-go. Maple nut fudge and caramel drizzles comprise the finish. "Scotch" ale is a stretch. "Big Brown" might be more in line with what we’ve got here.
ghstride83 (4) - Hemet, California, USA - MAR 5, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma and taste. Quite a malty flavor in it. Not much to say other than drink it on an empty stomach.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. pours a reddish mahogany color with an ivory head. Malty aroma with some dark fruit notes. Raisins, citrus, malt and honey flavors blended into the roasted caramel that dominates. Sweet finish.
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 22 oz bottle. and on draft in a local restaurant. In spite of the admonition to let this warm up I poured it chilled. Dark copper colored with big tan head. Carmel nose with nice malts. Good taste. Slightly bitter finish. If this is what a Scotch Ale is supposed to taste like then this is a winner. Shucks, who cares about the label. Thisi is good!
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice full body and creamy brown head. Mouth is rusty with some sour notes, quite malty. Color is hazy brown, nose is complex, tawny, woodsy and interesting. Not bad.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This offers a healthy hoppy aroma. It is copper colored with a decent head. The taste begins bitter and strong but fades fast producing a mild sweetness in the throat as swallowed.