black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep ruby brown with a decent frothy head that stuck around for quite while. The aroma is very malty and sweet. Lots of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar peaking through. Super creamy mouthfeel that is smooth as silk. Amazingly creamy actually. The flavors are full and robust with alot of sweet caramal malt, earthy undertones with a hint of smoke. Alcohol was not noticeable. The best can of beer I’ve ever had. BY FAR.
BeerHound53 (24) - USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
smokey earthy tasting Scotch ale, still i could taste a tin taste in the back ground (imagination??) But overall nicrly done. Won’t disappoint
cellardweller1 (22) - upstate ny, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
A very pleasing brew from this brewer, of Dale’s. Smooth, somewhat smokey, alcohol is balanced in the mix of flavors. Can’t be a canned beer, but it is.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. Nice solid beer here. Good roarty flavor all the way through. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I can’t tell if the can is effecting the taste by lowering expectations, but this is one fine scotch ale. Layers of malt flavor from chocolate to smoke to roasted coffee. Thick enough to be substantial but smooth enough to toss back a couple. I loved Dale’s Pale and and quickly becoming a fan of Oskar Blues.
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can, no date. Pours a deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma of roasty coffee and brown sugar, chocolate, a little smoke and lesser nuts. Flavor is a little more peaty smoke, though the other flavors are pretty much the same as the smell. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overbearing by any means. Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite smooth. I’ve only had this and Dale’s Pale from these guys, and they are everything I expected them to be--which seems to be a rarity.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate malty and alcohol aroma. Great brown colour with lace and mocha slight head. very much concur with the promotional markings, chocolate more than malt in the smell. Very smooth drink, caramel, chocolate, smoke, I would drink this on a regular basis. Missed it in Atlanta, found it in Buffalo.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[GABF 2006 – Denver, Co]
Deep brown color with a light head. This was a great Scottish style brew. Loved the flavor and the malts used. Can also get a tad of smoked peat and the hops are very nice addition. Great BEER…
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with reddish hues when held up to the light, and has a thick foamy tan head. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate aroma makes your mouth water. Ahh those choloate malts taste divine, with a roasted coffee flavor and a soft smoked aftertaste. Finishes smooth and clean. This stuff is awesome. There should be a law that Oskar Blues is the only brewery allowed to can beer. These guys got it down.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Brewery: Aroma is slightly malty and has licore scent. Poured ruby/brown in color. Small, off-white head diminished. Clear. No lacing. Flavor of roast, malts, hazelnut, coffee, and nutty. Moderate sweet. Not bitter. Light to medium body. Soft carbonation. Short finish. Overall, decent for a Scotch Ale.