TimMoorstein (3) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very clean amber ale, much like an english style ale. Great beer if you are ever skiing in Vail or Aspen area, will definitely keep give you a nice end to the day.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours clear amber and smells mainly of caramel malt. Despite the name, scottish ale seems like a bit of a stretch. It seems to be closer to another amber ale. The caramel malt is joined by some light hops. It’s certainly quaffable, but also unremarkable.
jabrewing (11) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice amber ale. Pretty much on tap everywhere in Denver.Very malty, rich and easy drinking. Could use a tad more finishing hops. Drinks well in the summer or winter.
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 (3856) - 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 (7020) - 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 (7508) - 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.