bytemesis (3519) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a large beige puffy head that dissipates very slowly and leaves clumpy lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel, toffee, perhaps a touch of cardboard. Flavor is fairly spiced, cinnamon, allspice, caramel. Medium sweet, no real tartness other than a bit of orange zest(?). Medium body, nice mouthfeel, but not really digging the spiciness and slight acidity.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent warmer. Cinnamon apple scent, bronze color with sizable head, apple cinnamon toffee fruity musty basement tinge taste with a medium bubbly feel. Trade from Jamil!
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is reddish brown with a large bubbly head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malts, caramel and slight booze. Flavor is well balanced - toffee, caramel, light fruit, spice, subtle hop finish. Aftertaste is slight scotch and peat. Dry, high carbonation.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a hazy glowing amber mahogany body wih a crea, y whitish head. Aroma is heavy with banana and yeasts. Some toffee. The flavor is extremely yeasty. Banana and sweet crackers like a graham cracker. Medium bodied with a thick velvety texture. Significant carbonation.
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into the New Glarus footed glass. Let this one sit for about 6 months. Ruby brown color with smooth head with lacing. Toffee and caramel abound.
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - itís a strange time of year to be drinking this, but I love a good scotch ale and I love New Glarus, so... - hazy reddish pour - nose actually smells fairly oaky, with strong notes of vanilla and toasted coconut - there are the requisite notes of peat and light smoke, but also some tropical character - overall interesting aroma - nice, frothy carbonation in the mouth - flavor is much like the aroma - strong earthiness and light smoke - vanilla and toasted coconut - light tropical flavors - finish is medium dry, with light touches of peat - interesting and enjoyable beer, but not really a scotch ale.
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange/amber with a cream head. Nose is caramel, toffee, sweet malts, sugar, light smoke, and sweet. Smooth palate, heavy caramel, sweet, smoke, caramel finish.
Pailhead (5075) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate fruit, toffee, apple, and a touch of caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger off-white head that fades to a thin film. There is some thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with fruit, toffee, and caramel. The finish has light-moderate apple with a hint of smoke. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.
joshwoodward (567) - - JUN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid for the style, but it?s not really my thing. Very malty, delicious but not refreshing. Boozy as it warms up.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased April 2013 at Woodmans in Janesville, WI
Pours deep orange hue with some sediment with a everlasting soapy/fluffy white head with tons of carbonation. This seems to be a theme with alot of NG beers-tons of carbonation. nose is very phenolic, almost like a belgian or something. some red apples, various dark fruits, lite alcohol. Flavors show a ton of dark fruits, carmel malts, lite peat, especially late in the sip. finish is leafy, litely alcoholic, with lingering dark fruits. not really want i was expecting. Not bad but not great.