JK (4416) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavily carbonated. A light brown beer, nothing about it stands out as good or bad. Some hops in the aroma and flavor; a little bitter. Simple but good.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really what I think of when I think of a scottish ale. To me this was much closer to an amber lager or even an easy going APA. A bit light on the malt and a little heavier on the hops than expected.
Skycast (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The reddish-hued color appears lightly carbonated and has a small off-white head. It has a semi-sweet malty aroma with an almost citrusy undertone. Great combination of malt and hops upon first drinking with a slightly sweet after-taste; good balance for a Scotch ale. It is pleasing on the tongue, down the throat and after swallowing.
Braudog (5668) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2/15/06 (bottle): Poured brown with a red tinge and a airy, bodied head. Nice little caramel-y aroma. Bit watery. Nice crisp drinker of caramel, malt and a nice hop twist. Pretty good.
badgerben (4396) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 MN Winter Get Together, 2006: Dark gold color with no head. Slight hop aroma. Bitter taste (Goldings) with a dry malt body. It struck me as one dimensional and not really true to style. Weaker and hoppier than it should be. 6/3/6/3/14
Re-rating, May 14, 2010. Dark copper color with a medium head. Biscuity aroma. More biscuit, toast and bready malt flavor. Light caramel. A bit dusty. More bitterness than I would expect for a 90/-, though still very light. Quite enjoyable.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Colour of spiced apple cider, or even a dark rum. Light aroma and taste. Malty with bananna and a finish of somewhat bitter hops.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2006 Bottle shared with my firend Brian. Pours a medium reddish brown with an off white. Sweet malty aroma. Flavor of caramel, nuts, nuts, and a hint of tobacco. Just the right amount of sweetness. Very clean and smooth finish. This is one of the better American Scottish Ales I have had. Either that, or I was really drunk.
cweston (11) - Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I really wanted to like this beer (there don’t seem to be enough good American craft beers of this style), and I mostly did. Nice deep copper color, nice malty aroma and taste. It definitely finished on the metallic side--great up fron and a little disappointing at the end.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 bottle. Mahagony color, lots of caramel, some fruit, toasty, on the sweet side. Finish is a little bitter. Thanks Drew.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 This is an incredible Scottish Ale, straight out of Fort Collins. At the time of this review, I couldn’t give it good glass-pour treatment, so no head report, although the aroma is very malty and pleasurable. The before, mid, and finish are as smooth and as slightly-malted as you would expect from a great ale.