vyvvy (5535) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Th aroma has nice rich toffee, toasted malt, caramel and an inviting richness. Medium body with very light carbonation. The flavor starts with fairly burnt toffee, a richness although the beer is fairly dry, some chocolate maltiness and a bit of smoke. the finish has some burnt caramel, extra toasted malt and more of the smoke. However the smoke is never like the meaty variety. An enjoyable scotch ale I hope to revisit in the future.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Calories: estimated at 200 C
Volume: 12 fl oz can
Glass: tulip (nee thistle)
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s Lawrenceville
Price: $1.50 per can
Consumed at: home
Impression: Deep dark ruby brown. Rich. tastes of chocolate, coffee, and smoke in a slightly watery base, but not badly so. Visually stunning. Head starts off tannish brown and thick, but reduces to a wispy foam with little head. Palate is slightly thin, but likely in keeping with the style. I’m not that familiar with Scotch Ale. A very nice color and aroma, and the alcohol is hidden well. Not nearly as rich as a chocolate or coffee stout, but certainly a worthy ale.
Aroma: 8 out of 10
Visuals: 4 out of 5
Taste: 8 out of 10
Palate: 3 out of 5
Overall: 15 out of 20 I liked the dark rich color, the chocolate aroma, and the relatively reasonable price per can for an Oskar Blues beer. Dale’s Pale Ale can go for upwards of 4.50 per can.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from a trade with franknbeans. pours reddish/brown with a small tan head. big dark fruit malt aromas with a touch of smoke, not to much but enough to notice. flavours are a malt tooths wet dream. complex malt structure without being overly sweet. very enjoyable sipper.
Lothore (619) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Now this is a nice looking beer. Burgundy in color with an ample tan head which sticks around for quite a while.
S- Smell is fairly faint, raisins, yeasty notes.
T- Taste leans toward very dark fruits, raisins, figs, with a very creamy sweet flavor. Almost like a watered down quad but not is a bad way.
M- A little light on the carbonation, medium viscosity.
D- At first I thought this one would easily be a sessionable beer but after a while there is a sticky sweetness that gets left behind in your mouth. Good drinkability in general though, I would have it again.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Jacob Wirth’s. Pours a very dark brown, much darker that I’d expect from a Scotch Ale. The taste and aroma are sweet and malty, almost sticky, it coats the mouth and lingers. Rather enjoyable.
Defreni (2983) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dåse. Flot mørkebrun øl med et pænt skum. Nødde-sherry aroma der virkelig er dejlig. SMagen er meget sød men igen med en nøddeagtig karakter der virkelig gør det til en fornøjelse. Tyk og cremet i munden. Fantastisk øl.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear deep amber brown with a nice foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate. Nice flavor, caramel sweetness with coffee bitterness and a smoky finish. Better than most anything in a can!
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown, rust color with a small, frothy tan head. Very malty aroma, both sweet and roasted with a little bit of coffee. Very creamy body. Flavor is a little light, mainly coffee with a little smoky wood flavor. The finish has a slightly oily feel somewhat reminiscent of scotch.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
big yeast and bread aroma right after the pour ... yeasty aroma stays with the beer ... roasted malt taste ... watered down scotch whiskey without the alcohol ... so far I’m not a huge fan of this style; but this is the best so far ...... I’ll go back to it eventually
Vas19 (313) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark opaque brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is malty with some caramel and chocolate and a strange smoky finish. Creamy mouthfeel.