ChainGangGuy (4430) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out dark chestnut brown in color with a brown head made of thin, unconnected bubbles that soon vanished.
Smell: Sweet-smelling with a huge, rich malty profile. Sliced dried dates. Fresh flowers. Some gentle spiced rum booze notes as well.
Taste: CAN YOU HANDLE MALT?!?! Let’s hope so! Caramel and toffee almost exclusively dominate the palate, no question there. Cocoa powder. And some smokiness. Nice touch, fellas! Gentleman Jack-ish. Alcohol is apparent in this brew. A teeny-weeny amount of herbaceous hops add a bit of spice for the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full in body, with a faint amount of carbonation. Creamy.
Drinkability: Well made and full of flavor. A bang-up job for a canned beer. Give it a try!
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmmm, creamy goodness here. Lots of chocolate taste, about as close to a milkshake type taste i have had in a beer. My first scottish ale, so i didnt know what to expect, big fan now! lots of caramels and chocolate, its like candy in a can! yummmmmmmm, glad this available in Hudson WI now!
EithCubes (5104) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from JCB - thanks, Jason! Sweet malty aroma with brown sugar and figgy molasses. Just loads of fruit. Light roast with just a touch of bg fruit roll-up (a nice addition!). A very dark ruby with a frothy, rocky, creamy tanned head. Sweet roasty taste ends a wee bit dryer. Again, loads of fruit, competing with a strong peaty smokiness. Alcohol is well-concealed. Light-medium body. Somewhat syrupy mf toward the end, and a slightly harsh (though not from carbonation) finish and aftertaste - likely the alcohol kicking in. Yes, finish and aftertaste are not pleasant. However, I am now officially a believer in the new movement toward cans - this is flavor country.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2011 Nice! Smoke, peat, and caramel, all you could really want in a Scotch ale. Not quite as complex as some of the top tier stuff but very, very fine.
unclemattie (4284) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Dark Brown, reddish tint. aroma of piney hops, hint of peat smoke. Milk Chocolate colored, foamy head. Sweet flavors of malt. Finishes with a small bite of bitter hops. Loved cooking Brats with it!
morrdt (710) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can at the local watering hole. Wow, a very different kind of beer. Pours from the can a dark brown color with a tan like head. Heavy scents of roasted malts and a touch of caramel and chocolate that carry over into the flavor of the beer. This beer kicked ass.
Maverick34 (2396) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Draft, great stuff. Pours thick with lots of head, lots of malty scents with a hint of smoke/roastedness at the end. Very scotch tasting, whateve that means.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was not tremendously impressed with Dale’s Pale Ale, and felt that it received a lot of "extra credit" for being in a can; which I don’t understand (the glass/aluminum can liner really makes no difference). This beer is different; I feel that this beer stands against other Scoth Ales even without any extra points for its container type. Its flavor is lightly sweet, peaty, and very malty.Quite good and recommended.
This beer pours a nice hazy red-brown with very good, thick, and durable head formation, comprised of tiny bubbles of varying sizes. Aroma is a bit peaty, and with abundant amounts of sweet malt roastiness. Beer is fairly bourbon-y, with lots of sweet roastiness. You definitely cannot fault this beer for a lack of flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth. This beer is solid all the way around.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark red almost brown with light tan head that lasted. Smells of very sweet malt with hints of hops and molasses. Taste was much of the same. Very sweet malt start and finish with hints of molasses throughout. Wasn’t bad.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany pour with little head. Chewy dark caramel maltiness, hint of molasses, chocolate and a nice peat smoke finish. Medium-full velvety body