Tmoney99 (12410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth malty aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium smooth bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid brew.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of Skyview. Thanks! Pours a dark brown color with a creamy medium sized offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee with an almost roasty note. Taste is very strong with the peat with an almost vegetal character along with caramel and toffee. Some roastiness as well. Medium bodied. Peculiar. Interesting. Decent.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Black Scotch
Date: February 06, 2010
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, smokey earthy peat
Flavor: rich caramel flavor, touch of chocolate, nice smokey peat, light earthy bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Rating #4,800) Bottle... GSRARO Throwdown... Dark, murky ale (burnt orange when held up to bright light) with a small, creamy, lightly tanned head. Decent retention. The nose provides caramel, dark fruits and light molasses. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Well-balanced... too much so, for the style. Lightly sweet, modestly bitter and mildly tangy. Finishes crisp and lightly bitter. Thanks to juiceisloose for sharing this bottle!
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Take a smoky peaty scotch ale and and a buttload of roasted malt. It will put hir on your chest.
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy reddish brown with off white head. Aroma has notes of sweet toffee, vanilla, caramel, nice milk chocolate, and a touch of smoke. Taste yields much more smoke, along with roast and sweet chocolate, some toffee and burnt caramel, finishing roasty and slighly sweet. Very enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Sugar Maple. Poured deep, murky brown with a thick cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter chocolate and toasty coffee with peaty accents.. well-balanced and more like a dry stout with light sours and smoke. The flavor found toasted coffee and chocolate at the core with smoky milk chocolate and vanilla around.. sweeter on the back with some residual smoke.. excellent, memorable finish. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with great balance.. I could drink this all day!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a small ring of light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel malt and some earthy almost vegetal peaty notes with a hint of tartness. Taste is more rewarding than the nose with a good rich smoky peatiness and some mild dark caramel sweetness before a drier, semi-tart finish. Decent attempt at the style, but would be better with more sweetness and less tartness.
riversideAK (5830) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by bvc. Interesting nose of toffee, dark fruity malts, light peat, and a touch of roast. Pours dark brown, lacking in much head or lace. The flavor is less interesting than the aroma, mostly toffee and some dark fruity malt. Very light peat. Sweet, residual sugary, creamy body, light to medium carbonation. Its ok.
notalush (5512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A fairly light and unremarkable scotch ale - nose of peat, burnt popcorn, light acidity that smells like the onset of an infection - a lot of dry, earthy peat up front, followed by moderate, clean sweetness - some infected character/acidity on the tail end - tastes like it might have promise sans this infection.