VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and burned toast on the nose. Deep amber color. Sweet, with a not terribly pleasant smokiness, and not a lot of balance. Body is decent, finish is abrupt. There are better Scotch Ales out there.
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2010 Bottle in Breck. Pours clear brown with orange highlights. Small off-white head with nice lacing. Very light aroma with a little sweet caramel. Light flavour with notes of floral hops and stronger malt. Good but not remarkable.
Kands (40) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Odell 90 Shilling Ale -- 3/4/2008 from 12 oz. bottle . . .
Aroma: Slightly sweet; Biscuity malt; Some yeast.
Appearance: Clear; Medium chestnut brown color; Thin off-white head with good retention; Some lacing.
Taste: Light to medium sweet; Biscuity; Some caramel and toasted malt.
Palate: Medium body; Good carbonation; Smooth; Sweet, somewhat weak, finish.
Overall: This is an OK beer, just not really to our liking. Like the idea of a "lighter" Scottish Ale, but this just didn’t work for us. Definitely worth a try, but not one we’d buy again.
GlenVargas (148) - Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So, the 90 Shilling (bottle) poured a sweet-lookin’ chestnut with a hefty, white head. The aroma was a little floral, a little syrupy, a little nutty. The taste wasn’t too hoppy, but it had sufficient bite. The malty flavors hit me more than anything else, but something vaguely reminded me of a barley wine ale. The 90 Shilling isn’t exactly mind-blowing, but it’s on par with other Odell beers.
swoopjones (7013) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle via trade. pors a nice copper colr. Notes of peat, chocolate, light smoke. Slight roastiness, slight;ly sweet. Pretty good
Ughsmash (7428) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, BB 11/7/07. Poured clear, medium coppery-amber with a fluffy cap of beige head. The aroma picked up very sweet, very toasted caramel, buttered bread, and ample smokage.. the prevalence of the sweetness put me off a bit. The flavor was about as expected, with toasty caramel and a touch of darker fruit at the core.. some light smoke, but mostly sticky sweets.. just not very good. About medium-bodied and tacky at times on the palate with higher carbonation.. just didn’t do it for me.
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured a dark brown sugar color. smells of hops and spices. had a strog taste of spices and cloves. bitter finish.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
SS. Pours a opaque reddish color with a white head. Aroma is mostly caramel and citrus. Hints of citrus fruits, malt, little hop, some floral notes. Finishes with a medium bodied malty citrus tang on the tongue.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle pours a clear copper body with small khaki head that deposits attractive clingy lace. Aroma of toffee, red apples and oranges. Very tasty profile! Malty toffee mingles with the fruity hops to prduce an exquisite balance. Very nice.
Nelzrad (2) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Tasted from a chilled pint glass. Nice amber color. Off-white, creamy thick head. Kinda sweet tasting amber ale, hint of bitter hoppiness to balance the sweet Caramel taste. Not bad.