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 (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (4595) - 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 (876) - 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.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
you guessed it amber fluid with an off white head. small notes of malt and flax in the nose. sweet slim roasted malt character and end notes of bitterness. average amber as most are.
Fitzy (8) - USA - JAN 3, 2006 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of my all-time favorites. Straight out of Ft. Collins comes one of the best brews in the state. Very unique hoppiness...smooth finish.