slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"pours thick, with little head. aroma is very nice...malty, complex, intruiging. dark, thick, smooth mouthfeel. flavor is sweet, but complex...vanilla, oak (beechwood), caramel, soft chocolate notes. oneof the better scotch ales i’ve had. hides the 8% dangerously well."
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
N. v. V. Julie gives a bad ratting is kind of sour. If it was fresh she would give a. 3.0. Today. It was skunked and she gave a 1.0
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ARH (526) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can poured in shaker. Aromas of vanilla, peat, and caramel come through. It pours cola, dark clear with a thick, tan, soapy bubble ring. A dusty surface and heavy, messy lace is left behind. A medium high sweet and light bitter taste comes through. The texture is a light and oily with a medium full body and a light prickly carbonation. The flavors of cola anise caramel come through and finishes with vanilla, caramel, and some spice some roast. Caramel woody aftertaste
jerd16 (219) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
More roasty on the nose than most Scotch Ales. Not much scotch...or alcohol. Some muddled smokiness. Meh. Decent carbonation amplifies a fairly insipid flavor palate. Caramel malt. Some sweet, syrupy malt character mid-palate. Hint of smoke on the back end. Disappointed.
bytemesis (3439) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro Can. Pours clear ruby black, large creamy tan head, dissipates super slowly with nice residual lacing. The nitro did its job :). Aroma is malty, caramel, biscuit, toffee, light smoke. Flavor is light sweet and very light bitterness, rich and malty with tons of toffee and a light smoky undercurrent. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Some lingering bitterness shines through. This is an awesome example of a Scotch Ale, probably the best I have had that is not barrel aged. Kudos!
Leini (888) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ a tasting event. Mahogany body with a medium head. Caramel, dried fruit, raisin & nuts.
Hartung32 (228) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice twist on a great beer. The nitro makes it smoother and creamier but it feels a less substantial beer because of it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
asedzie (611) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can.Pours a pretty mahagony with moderate off-white head - nice lacing. Obviously a well constructed ale. Nose has lively fruitiness - plums, some cherry - along with leather and just a touch of peat-like roastiness. Just a touch of floral hops in the background making this very appetizing. Mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation, a little light for the style. Flavor is balanced and malt forward - thick caramel notes, some toffee and breadiness finishes just a little sweet with a bit of herbal hops.
GreatDane1632 (509) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken 24 Dec 2013 -- Probably my go to Scotch beer if I’m leaning that direction. Great malt flavor, very caramel forward, little to no hops. Great for the style.
arnold931 (606) - Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours dark reddish brown. Not much head. Nose is brown sugar, smoke and raisin. Taste is sweet roast with some chocolate. Some alcohol. Nice!