michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Brewery: Very little scent. Pourded medium brown color with small, non-lasting brownish head. Taste was pretty good. Not too malty, as I had expected it would be. Roasted and toasted notes with a bit of vanilla. Easy to drink. Overall, I could have a few of these, but I still prefer IPAs.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On draft at the Philly Fringe Festival Cabaret in Poor Henry’s old spot. Thin, weak, forgettable brown ale. Too bad.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma, but weak. Copper-brown clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with medium malts, light acidity, no bitterness. Dry caramel malt, light sweetness. Hint of café, nuttiness. After is papery with some nuttiness.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
very light interpretation of a scottish ale. has a light hint of smoked malt but is sweet and very thin, just smells of brown sugar
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark copper with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, light peat. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, light peat. Light-medium body.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with some malt, toffee, and cognac aromas. Tastes of malt, toffee, some hops. A little thin on mouthfeel.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Deep amber color with a small tan head. Malty and roasty aroma. Very light smoke and caramel taste. Some roast in there as well. Very nice subtleties in this cask conditioned beer.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild yet flavorful. Grain/malt/slightly chewy. Big of smoke in finish. Roasty aroma. Good example for the light scottish it is. I wasn’t expecting it to be a crazy wee-heavy because its not a scotch ale. Having sampled quite a few in the style made in Scotland, I think it was true to style. I just wish it wasn’t filtered.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The body is a clear, dark copper brown, but there is little head. The aroma is quite weak. The flavor is lifeless and short with a watery finish. My wife even commented on the quick and watery flavor. A scottish ale needs more body and a fully flavor than this.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 oz sample at the brewpub. I must be a sucker for things Scottish; I consistently rate these higher than most. Call me a pushover. Big sharp malt/peat nose, very grassy & herbal (oregano). Strong earthy flavor, herbal hops throughout, smoky, nice body; very light appearance belies this beer’s depths and fullness of flavor.