hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head that’s gone in a flash. Unassuming aroma of toffee and biscuit. Nearly full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Toffee and biscuit flavor with a lightly acidic element. Finishes tangy and malty. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!
Westchesterco (1547) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy caramel color with a slight head. The aroma is apples and it tastes of some cinnamon with a zing of that which lingers on the palate.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a reddish amber with a thick ecru head. Fruity nose. Highly carbonated. Flavors of toffee. Smooth, crisp finish.
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Coffee Grounds. I can say nothing that Terminus’ review doesn’t already say perfectly. Fazit: not bad but not really a scotch ale.
bytemesis (5195) - 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 (1749) - 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 (3357) - 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 (1074) - 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 (5514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - it’s 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.