Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured amber/brown color. Aroma is intense alcohol, sweetness, hay, and leather? Taste is very earthy rich and malty with a huge alcohol presence and near cloying sweetness. Unpleasant.
Ernesto987 (2375) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich malty scotch ale, dense and rich. Actually tasty but not very drinkable
cleverlobo (296) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; cloudy orange with small beige head; aroma-wood, oak, caramel, sweet; taste-heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, warming alcohol feel, full body, sticky, average carbonation. Complex aroma, too sweet
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle... really light scotch, medium bright brown with a bit of orange, light tan head... generic malt almost wort like aroma, not bad but plain... the taste is equally boring, alcohol is well hidden but iím unimpressed
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle thanks to cletus. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has sweet caramel malts, some ripe fruit and some boozy alcohol. The flavor has the sweet caramel/toffee and ripe plums, but is again a bit too boozy. I keep getting some hops in the flavor mid palate to the finish which creates some bitterness. This was definitely different than most Scotch ales Iíve had. Worth trying.
beerisgoodforu (992) - NÝrresundby, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/reddish color with a beige head. Aroma is of dark fruits, breadiness, light alcohol notes, caramel, toffee and sugary notes. The flavor is again filled with dark fruits like raisins and prunes, sugary notes, almost brown sugar like, caramel, toffee, some alcohol and breadiness. The body is full with a sticky mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice Scotch Ale, but a bit too much booze in there, and I would have liked a little peat too.
auerbrau (2953) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL Bottle. Rich, boozy aroma. Clean and malt-driven, in a distilled kind of way. As if this has been scotch-barrel aged, but not exactly. Flavors have that terse boil caramelization edge that keeps it seemingly dry. I think thereís more hop presence here, both as some fresh juicy aroma and flavor, brambly, but also as a slight dusty aged hop character that sets it off a little in the finish. The alcohol really shows and, honestly, I donít think most Scotch Ales need to settle in at over 8 or 9 percent, so I find this heat particularly distracting. Good, but rough on the edges.
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Cletus. Pours dark reddish brown with tan head. Nose/taste of caramel, ripe dark fruit, toffee, vanilla and tons of alcohol. Crunchy nuts soaked in alcohol mouth feel. Medium body.
JoePeesie (829) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep drown, with a fizzy off white head that fades fast. Nose of booze and malts. Above average based on the few I have tried.
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasting on 8/20/11. deep copper pour with a thin white head. caramel nose with light fruits. medium sweet body with dark fruits throughout. sweet finish with dark fruits and apple notes.