IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Cheyenne, WY; Nose of taosted nuts, caramel, and some peat; rusty-copper with a medium beige head; flavor of peaty malt, a bit of hop bitterness, and some woody oakiness. My fourth Scottish Ale , but not a real great one!
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pretty, clear, reddish orange with a three-finger, frothy, beige head that leaves nice patchy lacing. The nose is more like a hoppy amber than a Scottish ale: toasted, bready malts with an earthy hop backing. Fairly light bodied and somewhat slick with no appreciable carbonation on the tongue, the mouthfeel concludes with a clean yet lightly dry finish. The flavor follows suit with the nose: toasted, bready and mildly sweet malt with a slightly peaty and dry finish (with herbal undertones). Iím not sure this is really a Scottish ale, but itís a pretty decent brew whatever you call it.
rlgk (11693) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Bottle. Orange/amber color, small head. Maly, milky aroma, sweet fruits, raisins and some hoppy notes. Malty, fruity grassy and bitter finish.
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2007 Canít believe I forgot to rate this beer, thank you DJ Yoga Jam for bringing this back for me. This is an interesting beer but not what I would call a great Scottish Ale. Page 339 OF MJís Great Beer guide and only 187 Classic Brews to go.
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off white head. Aroma of wood, nuts and caramel. Taste is malty, with hops and a woody character being right up front. Has a bit of a hop bitternes as well as some malt undertones. Ends with a dry acidic finish.
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Medium brown w/ hints of ruby. Has a small head which diminishes quickly, but decent lacing. Nose is mildly inviting toasted yeastiness. Hits the tongue as slightly sourish bread with hints of citrus and caramel then a little spritz of hoppiness on the back end. Decent.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber red with some head, but not a huge amount. On the taste it has a sweeter edge. Itís full bodied and has a nice froth on the mouth. It might be a bit heavy for some people for a session beer, but for people who enjoy quality, itís a good brew.
keith0718 (398) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent ale. Nothing spectacular, but nothing to stick your nose up at. I would drink it again. Sweetness came out more as I got further into the beer. Nice aftertaste.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This looked pretty darn good when I poured it. Disappointing beer though. Light caramel malt and toffee flavors as well as some hops lurking around, but this was thin and somewhat metallic tasting. Thanks for the bottle, Dad.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy light brown with thick two fingers of head. The nose was of caramel, toffee, chocolate with a slight burnt aroma. The taste started with chocolate, tofee and raisin. Later came a strong caramel presence with an earthy hop bite. There were also notes of dark fruits and it was a bit bready at times. The finish was creamy with light hop bitters. The feel was medium to light. This was pretty tasty and goes down well. Itís not much of a Scotish Ale, it seems more like a robust Amber initially, then takes on some quasi-Scottish/Pale Ale feel. Itís pretty good, no matter what style you may end up setteling on.