N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When I first learned to homebrew, I tried my hand at a Scottish-style ale. The kind sir at the local homebrew shop helped me pick out ingredients which included one in particular: peat smoked malt. To the purveyor of homebrew ingredients standing before me, this was as integral to a good scottish-style as was "secret sauce" to a Big Mac. The scales fell from my eyes when later I discovered the sauce recipe was hardly more than mayonnaise, French dressing, and relish - and that peat smoked malt wasn’t necessary to scottish-style beers. What was necessary was the long carmelizing boil to perform a deep tissue massage on an otherwise malty beer. Old Chub is like wearing a smoking jacket made of polished mahogany, with leather cuffs and collar.
M82 (209) - Kansas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very deep mahogany body briefly supports a medium khaki head leaving erratic peninsulas and islands of lace all around
Caramel and chocolate dipped biscotti dances across the senses, concentrating to caramel pecan pie with an accent of smoke at the end of each quaff extending through the residual, bitter-sweet and satisfying on a signature smooth, lightly sticky Oskar Blues medium body, a sense of maple syrup develops with further warmth
12oz Canned on 02/24/2014 @08:11 served at 50º into Stölzle Weinland water goblet
bmerz (655) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro. Pours like a Scotch on nitro. Aroma is fresh sweet malt with light earthiness. Flavor is a similar with a spicy bitter ride out. Feel is creamy and.lively. like it but don’t trust the nitro.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap on paddle at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A dark reddish brown beer with a bit of light coloured head. Sweet caramel on the nose. Sweet fruity caramel in the mouth. Compares very favourably with my go-to scotch ale, which is McEwan’s. Very nice.
tambrico (43) - New York, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
My first scotch ale. Pours dark brown, with a thin tan head (yes, kind of like cola). Smells roasty; a bit of coffee aroma. First few sips definitely reminded me of scotch. Light to medium bodied, and decent carbonation. After a while that scotch flavor seemed to fade, and I dunno, for me it kind of lost some character. Still an enjoyable and easy beer to drink. Overall, pretty nice, malty, drinkable beer. But didn’t really amaze me.
UkrainPubCrawler (57) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A very delicious and well-balanced Scotch Ale. Rich and foamy thich head that lasts. Very tasty with a touch of smokey flavor. Very enjoyable!
foyle (173) - Wyoming, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy cream colored head, plenty of lacing left behind as it recedes. Color is a deep reddish-brown.
Aroma: very malt dominate. Smells of cocoa and coffee, whole wheat bread and some peaty, earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied, somewhat syrupy with a drying finish.
Flavor: nice combination of cocoa, vanilla, yeasty bread, pungent earthy hops, some warming alcohol burn in the finish.
Overall: very nicely done and very much to the style.
DANEgerous (85) - Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Slightly peppery notes of cherry, sweet and fairly floral.
Appearance: Deep brown with a tan head.
Taste: Modestly sweet with notes of cherry and apricot
Palate: Thick with light carbonation
Overall: Very refreshing and a bit unique I like it.
DTM (775) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Garrett. This is fantastic beer in a can. Pours a brown color with the aroma of caramel malt. Tastes of caramel and other sweet malty goodness. Almost as good as Ten Fidy. I can't believe this comes in a can.
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OsuStu (12) - - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 12 oz can. Pours the color of soda with a short tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nuttiness. Roasty and slightly nutty flavor. Does finish with a bit of smoke and chocolate. Very good.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 355mL can. Murky dark brown with minimal beige head. Strong toasted malt aroma with mild dark chocolate. Taste of caramel malt, smoke, and scotch. Alcohol hidden. Medium body.