Ughsmash (7465) - 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.
drfabulous (5567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
For whatever reason, I bought this in a make your own six pack sometime last year. Opened it today for no reason. And all that no reason, whatever reason transfers to the beer. Pretty basic. Nothing special for a scotch ale, though not a favorite style, or anything else this might claim to be. Not my top Odell.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2008 On tap. Poured a nice deep amber color with a decent off-white head that left good lacing. Aroma of sweet smoke and nuts. Nice, interesting taste that is dominated by a smoked peat flavor with nice nuttiness and a bit of roastiness in the finish. Smooth and easy to drink. Nice.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint aroma of caramel apple. Nice amber in color with a thick, rocky head. Lots of munich malts mingle with light caramel, a pinch of chocolate and a nice beat of peat smokiness. Some English hoppiness mixes with the toffee. Rather meaty yet quaffable. I rather like it. Thanks Brad.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Steamboat. Nothing really special in the glass. If you had 100 beers at a tasting, this is one you’d surely forget. Scottish Ale? American amber. Caramel color with a short-lived head. Taste is a very modest amout of malt and hops. Finish is short and dry. Much better out there.
valpoaj (673) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brown color, moderate off-white head. Aroma is primarily malty and yeasty. Flavor is smooth malts...some hops in the background give it the necessary amount of bitterness to make it balanced. Moderate to high level of carbonation and very easy to drink. This beer may well be in the top 5 sessionable beers out there...