Jabah (175) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like Dale’s Pale Ale, so decided to give this a try. I prefer Dale’s better, but I knew this would be different since it’s a Scottish Ale. Darker, heavier, stronger, definitely more bitter! Not a bad ale, just think I prefer some other types of ales over this. For canned beer, I’ll stick to Dale’s, but glad I tried. This was only the 2nd flavor that I tried from Oskar Blues, and looking forward to tying more. Seems like a good brewery so far.
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of Mich Gfeller; canned - clear dark ruby-brown beer under a solid and long lasting beige foam; light toasted aroma of caramel, plums and walnuts; sweet and full-bodied, light grainy and with a long malty caramelish aftertaste with lingering notes of figs, plums and some residual sugars
Shot (218) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Pours luminuos brown, like a cola, with a massive beige head. Excellent cling. Aromas of caramel, spice and dark fruit. Flavors are dark fruit, spices, molasses, caramel. Finishes with licorice and a noticeable alcohol warmth. Fairly light mouthfeel for this big of a beer. Very nice.
adasko (862) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beer with perfect appearance and mouth feel thanks to nitro. Barrel aftertaste is just amazing.
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2015 12 oz room temperature pour from can into Spiegelau stout glass. Pours a strong fluffy white head with lots of gas pushing through. Dissipates fairly quickly. Black and opaque. Nose is lots of maltiness-- roasty with some coffee and toffee sweetness. Mouthfeel is super creamy-- notable carbonation. Taste is awesome. Again, super malty, coffee, and toffee. A little lingering burnt smoke on the end. Leaves me wanting more.
Update: Tried it again-- 4 oz chilled pour into a cylindrical tasting glass from tap at the brewery’s tap. Fresh as can be! Dark brown-to-black and mostly opaque. Nice off-white head. Full bodied and creamy. Malty sugar nose. Recalls a chocolate biscuit. Taste is sweet. Milk, wood chips, some caramel. Fairly dry despite the sweetness. Also tried the nitro. Lots of the same qualities, but the nitro is like drinking liquid silk. Amazing mouthfeel.
nihtila (1457) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16.1.2015. Dark reddish brown. Aroma of dries fruits, molasses, cola. Taste of dried fruits, berries.
vodka4blood (108) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - MAR 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I could drink it forever, and never really get bored.... and now that its become available in the Great State of Vermont, I probably will! Had my first one about 8 years ago in Brooklyn visiting my brother & fell in love instantly, so much that when I visited him again in WI last summer, I brought a whole 12pack home with me. This beer sets the bar really high for quality canned suds, and for American Scotch ales in general. Heavenly.
bg80 (47) - California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Rich brown mahogany color, beige head. Not too aromatic. Complex maltiness, but overpowered by alcohol in my opinion.
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
March madness 2015. Slight aroma of roasted malt. The taste is very nice with the dark roasted malt well balanced with hops and other malt.
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
March Madness 2015 - Dark, caramel, really tasty. Smooth but full bodied. Not my absolute favorite scotch ale, but a solid offering.