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 (429) - 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.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light reddish brown, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, toast, wood, a touch of hops. Medium to light body, lightly sweet finish. Arguably the best of the bunch Iíve had.
bbrock81 (311) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is from memory, so I donít have much in the way of detail, but this was a good, malty, farily heavy beer. A nice thick taste of dark fruits. However, be warned: let this beer warm up a little before you drink it. I was drinking out of an ice chest, and the first third of the bottle was very, very bitter and hoppy. Once it warmed up a little bit, the hoppiness mellowed out and the malt started coming to the fore. I liked this beer much more after that, and would buy it again.
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Maybe Iím just a sucker for this style. Bright, but dense brown body, good-sized brown head. Presents a fine Scots malt smell. Taste is up front caramel and dried plums, with a suggestion of smoked jerky. Some whiskey malt in the backbone. English hops slide along the tongue. Lightly sticky. It may be light in alcohol, but a hearty brew nonetheless Ė good for rainy days and fall evening.
Pailhead (5589) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma is rather light with some caramel, fruit, and faint floral notes. Itís a transparent brownish-red with a small soapy off-white head. The flavor starts with some watery caramel. The finish has some light fruit and faint floral and earthy bitterness. Thin watery mouthfeel with light carbonation.