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.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish amber but without much head. Aromas of fruit in the nose. Thick, creamy, lightly carmelized notes. Light for the style, but did not mind as I don’t typically enjoy scotch ales. This is very drinkable.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Certainly plenty of malt to go around in both aroma and flavor — as a Scottish style ale should have. Mostly sweet with fruit notes. Then there are the hops, present in both aroma and flavor and especially in the noticably bitter bite in the aftertaste. A good, flavorful brew with a nice balance between malt and hop, but I am not sure this is true to the style, though I would not hesitate to drink another.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12z bottle. Garnet hue with spotty off-white head. Sweet caramel malt nose with a slight note of citrus. Medium body and mouthfeel. Flavors are of caramel and slight coffee. Medium malt roast. Great bitter flavors from both the coffee aspect and from the hops. Weel rounded and balanced. Both the malts and the hops play a substantial part. For the first few sips, the hops were rather dominant, in the finish. As it comes to temperature, the hops mellow and the sweet malts permeate. I fell in love with this beer and the brewery about three years ago. This is a great beer and perfect for this time of year. (Winter in St. Louis). I do and will continue to recommend his brew to my friends and anyone else.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of those beers with a great taste but doesn’t have the aroma and mouth feel to back it up. Definate ale with malty and slight creamy taste. Just enough hops to not allow sweet taste but not enough hop to give any bitterness. Solid good ale you wouldn’t be afraid to bring to a party but not the best you’ll ever have.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle poured a clear dark amber colored beverage with an nice thick off-white head that was mostly lasting and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was dominated by the presence of malt. It was like putting my nose in a bag of crystal malt. There was almost no evidence of hops. The body was medium-full with medium carbonation and a somewhat dry texture. The flavor starts off slightly sweet. It gains bitterness as it matures on the palate and the finish is long and warming.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is Frothy off-white head and clear, brownish to amber body. Aroma has light malts, nice mild aroma hop, flowers, hints of resin and grapefruit. Medium body with sweetish flavor and soft carbonation, finish is metallic, but godd. One of Colorado’s finest in the style. Would benefit from a hint of smokiness or leather in the profile.