hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel and I was getting an earthy / woodiness. Tastes of caramel, nuts, and toasted malts.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark Burnt Orange Coloring. Immediate Malty Notes on Nose and Tongue, Right Away...Caramel Notes...Little Bit of a ’Twang’ in the Flavor...Mouthfeel is Pretty Thin... Pretty Decent Scotch Ale...
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - red/brown in appearance. Fruit and malt in the aroma. Flavor is slightly peaty with some nice hop bitterness. Very smooth. A decent 90/.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is clear ruddy copper with thin tan head...smell is sweet and caramel...caramel flavor and overly sweet...
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via PhillyBeer2112, I believe. Pours a clear dark copper colored body under a fizzy and foamy one finger white head that left nice lacing. Aroma is full of syrupy malt with a little toffee, and light notes of tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is all malt. Toffee, nuttiness, toasted malts up front fading to a dryish toasted grainy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Texture is just shy of syrupy and gets a little sticky on the finish. Overall, this was decent, but no aspect of it really stood out.
TheBeerGod (5045) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Falling Rock. Clear bronze body. Nose is malty with stiff caramel notes, light dark fruits and a touch of cocoa. Subtle hop aromas as well. Taste is sweet malts, more caramel, light toffee, light smoky notes, and light spicy hops. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation feel to it. Finishes with more caramel, light toffee, and soft hop flavors. Touch of cocoa towards the end.
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle - Colorado Store]
This is a very good beer. Love the dark amber color and thick head. This has some great balance between the hops and Malts. The warm flavor at the end gave this a great finish. The smokieness was awesome. Great Beer....
swanmann (568) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured clear, mahogany red, with light tan, half-inch of pearly big bubbles. Smells lightly of esthers and hops. Balanced woods and caramel came out as it warmed. Lightly sweet, acidic, and syrupy as it warmed. Great balance of flavors between scotch, pale, and english dry ale styles.
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As some other people have pointed out, this should really be categorized as an amber rather than a scotch ale. Very smooth beer. Good malty flavoring with a slight sweet finish.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz, on the side it says 101406, which I am assuming is the Best by date. Pours a reddish brown with a fading one finger beige head. Aroma has some chocolate and caramel, light peated malt and nuts. I may or may not have gotten a little bit of grassy hops. Flavors are pretty much the same, except I got a teeny bit of cardboard at the beginning. Very little bitterness with a slightly chalky finish. Thin bodied and mod-high carbonation. I like Scottish ales, but this wasn’t too grand.