utufgrl (12) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
medium brown color. little malt taste, otherwise not remarkable. at least not too sugary/ sweet
Braudog (5577) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Dark red and quite still. Sugary and sweet, but not too much on the sweet side, this carries its own. Evenly keeled with just a moderate brown sugary twist. Nothing exceptional either way, but quaffable. (#3191, 11/9/2007)
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dropped by the pub with the family after Finding Nemo Disney ice show,so you know I needed a beer. Anyway, amber color with lite malt aroma. Smooth on the palate. Watery lite peat flavor with bitter malty finish.
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a dark chestnut with a one finger white head. Aroma of caramel malts and toasted grain. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel, toffee, some nuts, and a hint of light smoke with a smooth finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark amber, fine white head,
sweet caramel malt aroma with light earthyness,
rich malt flavor, nice dark caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, light earthy balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Nodding Head. The beer was a clear chestnut color with a creamy off-white head. Mildly sweet caramel malt in the aroma and flavor. The finish was clean with some caramel notes left over. Very drinkable but not very exciting.
TomDecapolis (4427) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 5, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a translucent deeper copper amber with a smaller bubbly light lacing off white head. Aroma of malty sweetness, Flavors of malty sweet grains, some very light hop bitterness, iced tea, very easy drinking session beer. Kind of on the thin side. Too thin to really be called smooth.
Prcaus (159) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft-Dark Amber coloring with a pour of about a one inch head. Was very smooth and malty. Overall, very enjoyable, and easily drinkable especially from a micro brew with a very nice atmosphere. Highly recommend both beer/tavern
shrubber85 (7295) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Ash and sour malt aroma - very slight brine aroma initially that faded as it warmed. Dark amber color with a small head. Mild sour malt flavor with a very nice light smoky malt aftertaste. Light bodied. A tasty beer but on the light side.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed a pint of this one on draught at the brewery in Philadelphia, PA. Pours to a bright, deep amber color, with a tall white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose is malty, with aromas of sweet malt, light smoke, and hints of light toast and nuts. The palate offers more of the same, nutty and toasty malt, with some light flavors of caramel. This beer finishes with more light nutty and toasty malt up front, then ends with light smoke flavor, and some grassy hop bitterness to balance. A good example of Scottish Ale. Perhaps my palate was jaded from the other fantastic beers I enjoyed at Nodding Head, but this beer seemed to fall a little short of the mark. That being said, it was tasty, very drinkable, and clearly well made.