Underdogs88 (115) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty aroma with toast notes with moderate esters apparent. No hops in the nose. Appearance is dark brown with deep ruby highlights. Beer is crystal clear. Has a long lasting tan head. Flavor is malt forward, but has more hop bitterness than a traditional wee heavy. Malt flavor consists of dark fruits, caramel, nuts, some burnt sugar and a slight roastiness. Esters are moderate and consist of raisins. Finish is sweet. Mouthfeel is medium full and smooth with a medium low carbonation. An alcohol warm is apparent. Overall, this a great Americanized version of a wee heavy. I enjoy the malt complexity. Definitely a go to beer.
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DrinkyCrow (14) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Not much aroma. Attractive dark body. Decent head that dissipates quickly. Notes of chocolate and spice. Nice beer.
smallfry (33) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Can) A nice dark Scottish beer. Balanced sweetness / bitterness levels. A good dark-ish heavy beer.
1pintatatime (81) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 16 oz. Nitro can. Super creamy nitro head sits on top of a rich dark brown beer. Hints of scotch come through in the aroma but overall it’s subdued. Visually it’s a great looking pour.
Taste is very smooth and sweet, with lots of toffee and caramel, some toast, and mild scotch-infused finish. My wife described it as "like a milkshake" which captures things pretty well. I’m not the biggest scotch ale fan but this is very good.
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not what you’d expect from a Scotch ale, much more roasty with a hoppy bite than the average Scotch ale. Tried the Nitro version as well. Thick and creamy character improves the beer.
slowrunner77 (5986) - 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 (965) - - 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 (487) - 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 (211) - 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 (3360) - 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 (848) - 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.