kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via PhillyBeer2112, I believe. Pours a clear dark copper colored body under a fizzy and foamy one finger white head that left nice lacing. Aroma is full of syrupy malt with a little toffee, and light notes of tobacco and alcohol. Flavor is all malt. Toffee, nuttiness, toasted malts up front fading to a dryish toasted grainy finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Texture is just shy of syrupy and gets a little sticky on the finish. Overall, this was decent, but no aspect of it really stood out.
TheBeerGod (5333) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Falling Rock. Clear bronze body. Nose is malty with stiff caramel notes, light dark fruits and a touch of cocoa. Subtle hop aromas as well. Taste is sweet malts, more caramel, light toffee, light smoky notes, and light spicy hops. Body is medium with a creamy carbonation feel to it. Finishes with more caramel, light toffee, and soft hop flavors. Touch of cocoa towards the end.
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle - Colorado Store]
This is a very good beer. Love the dark amber color and thick head. This has some great balance between the hops and Malts. The warm flavor at the end gave this a great finish. The smokieness was awesome. Great Beer....
swanmann (628) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured clear, mahogany red, with light tan, half-inch of pearly big bubbles. Smells lightly of esthers and hops. Balanced woods and caramel came out as it warmed. Lightly sweet, acidic, and syrupy as it warmed. Great balance of flavors between scotch, pale, and english dry ale styles.
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
As some other people have pointed out, this should really be categorized as an amber rather than a scotch ale. Very smooth beer. Good malty flavoring with a slight sweet finish.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz, on the side it says 101406, which I am assuming is the Best by date. Pours a reddish brown with a fading one finger beige head. Aroma has some chocolate and caramel, light peated malt and nuts. I may or may not have gotten a little bit of grassy hops. Flavors are pretty much the same, except I got a teeny bit of cardboard at the beginning. Very little bitterness with a slightly chalky finish. Thin bodied and mod-high carbonation. I like Scottish ales, but this wasn’t too grand.
joergen (21504) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beerfestival.
Clear orange red coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, fruits and caramel.
Flavour of malts, fruits, caramel and hops.
murawski (160) - USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is exactly as advertised -- "an irresistibly smooth and delicious medium-bodied amber ale." I really enjoyed this ale, with a mild aroma, smooth malty flavor, and a nice mouthfeel (not too watery, like most amber ales). Overall, I would recommend this. I drank this one while unpacking our stuff after we moved into our first house, and it really hit the spot.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 This is my favorite beer to drink on tap when I am in Fo Co. Incredibly smooth character with a nice malty flavor. Pours a nice brown color with a decent off white head. Low hop profile leads to a easy to drink great tasting brew. Do yourself a favor and check out this brew, my favorite by Odell.
dyetube (1184) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a dep reddish amber color with a small tan head that dissaptes leaving a little lacing on the sides. Interesting smell! malty almost oil like smell. Not much on the hop side when you taste it. I expected a little more hopiness and bite to it. Kinda dissapointed me as I just drank a 5 barrel ale from odell. But, this is a farily decent beer. Cheers!