sjohnny (408) - - SEP 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet malt with shiny of spice(?). Pours clear copper with a thick foamy off white head. Thin bodied. Earthy. A little edge on the finish. I'd kind of expect something called a "flagship" to have some kind of distinction. This is okay and everything but just that.
kevinator (1186) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Easy drinking scottish ale. Caramel malt aroma with a tinge of hops. Coppery color with a tan foamy head. Average-weight palate with a certain smoothness. Calming flavors of strong malts up front but not too sweet. Slight hops bitterness to balance. Easy to drink more than one.
slowrunner77 (6634) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Classic scottish style ale. Copper color. Sweet leaning with some dark fruits, toffee and a hint of peat in the nose. Flavor much the same. Sessionable yet complex."
Sammer (1077) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, grain, leather, hay and wheat. Smooth drinking beer. Nice.
Tselloufc88 (203) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the Rugby tap. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste is quite heavy, more toffee and caramel coming through. Goes down smoothly. A bit basic, but still decent.
Bulk_Carrier (2538) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ah, thank you, Arianna.
This was poured into a thistle for review, but often had a couple in a pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-dark red color with a half finger white foamy head that dissipated within a minute.
The smell had a nice semi-sweet smoky meatiness to it.
The taste was basically the same-with a decent sweet aftertaste to it.
On the palate, this sat right at a medium on the body.
Overall, good Scotch ale I could have again.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A crisp, refreshing, good hot day beer. A little bit of malt to give it the Scottish Ale flavor.
DocJitsu (1158) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden amber color with a pull candy colored head. Light caramel notes on the nose. Carbonation burn across the surface of the tongue. Toasty caramel flavors.
BrewBoxer (2366) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brothers downtown Denver. Dark brown color with a scotchy taste and a malty backbone. Low abv for a scotch ale
AtronSeige (847) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Malt: rich, bready, toasty, dark fruit, plum. Hops: None. Other: honey, licorice, woody
Appearance: Body, hazy copper. Head, medium, tan, lacing. Good retention.
Flavour: Malt: Medium sweetness, dark fruit, bitter chocolate, bready. Hops: No flavour, Medium bitterness. Balance: Balanced with slight bitterness. Other, licorice, salty. Dry finish. Slight roasty.
Mouthfeel: Medium full body. Carbonation, medium-light, creamy. Slight warming. Slight sting.
Overall: Very good beer.
355 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
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