Tanker12 (173) - USA - JUL 4, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma didn’t do much for me. the main taste of this is caramel with a smoky aftertaste. It is very drinkable and i was shocked that it was considered a scotch ale. Definatly looked and tasted much more like a porter. very good beer and will definatly seek this out after it goes out of the toads rotation.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours somewhere between blood red and black with a small beige head. The aroma is caramel, biscuits, and malt. The flavor is caramel, raisin, wood, some mossy hops in the background, and a smoky finish.
boojummy (50) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m really surprised by this beer-- in a good way. I guess I didn’t expect much from a beer in a can. But, wow-- when you crack it open, you immediately get a whiff of that peaty, smoky aroma characteristic of good scottish ales. Pours with a thick dark tan head, and with a body color that more closely resembles porter than a scottish ale. They mention the generous amounts of chocolate and caramel malts-- you can tell. The body is a little heavy, but the flavor is just perfect. Peaty, sweet, caramel, with some roasty, coffee overtones. Low bittnerness, moderate carbonation. But I keep coming back to the intese aroma here-- perfect! An enjoyable beer.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can. sure, I’ve had better scotch ales, not many, but for the price, balance and abv, this is pretty damn good. dark brown on the pour with a tan head, aromas of sweet caramel malt and some molasses, flavor of the sweet malt, molassess and some peat lurking in the background, I found this very enjoyable!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2006 Hazy deep mohogany color with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet caramel malt aroma with some light smoke. Sweet caramel malt and molassas flavor with some roasted malt and a touch of smoke.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
ok, scottish ale, a bit dense with a lot of carbonation. Nice creamy head, and bubbly aftertaste.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark mahoghany with reddish hints and a nice dense tan head...smell is smell is rich and malty...sweet, molasses, some light smokey notes...nutty and rich...smell is beautiful...some toasty cocoa too...taste is sweet and smokey and nutty, with an alcoholic finish...something tastes a little off in the finish, but a damn impressive canned beer for sure!!!!
zach8270 (3711) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Dark copper pour with a very thin tan head. Aroma is loaded with toasty caramel malts and some chocolate. Some smokiness too. The flavor is very smooth and sweet with a nice chocolate and caramel malt flavor. The finish is very sweet with some smokey malts to it. Very easy to drink and the alcohol isn’t overpowering. One hell of a canned scotch ale.
thornecb (4663) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Deep roasted caramel notes. Consistent off-white micro head. Soft, silky and creamy with upfront caramel and a long lasting smoked milk chocolate finish. Better as it warms.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours a black/brown with a tan fairly long lasting head. Nose is roasted malts and choclate. Quite viscous, luscious creamy hot chocolate with a splash of cream, deep dried fruits; raisins or prunes. Wasn’t expecting to like this one at all since the style is not one of my favorites, but I was pleasently suprised. Thanks to snowtiger for the can.