pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, - JAN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml brown bottle. Golden brown colour, some haze. Fat white head, good creamy bead and great lacing in the glass. Caramel nose. Taste has caramel sweetness, thick toffee, light peanut, slight salty note. Some grain in the finish, lighter caramel notes. Medium body, fine carbonation. No signs of any alcohol in this brew. Doesnít hit the mark for me, the sweetness/richness of the caramel toffee thing gets tiring and doesnít make it easy to drink.
RCx240 (84) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber, tan head. Aroma is salt, caramel and bread. Taste is caramel, toffee, bread and nuts, finishing salty and lingering. Medium body, low carbonation. Not bad, but a bit odd.
shrubber85 (7951) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Salty caramel malt and light hay aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet and salty caramel and biscuit malt flavor. Nice body. Smooth. Very nice.
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy amber with a small, beige head.
Caramel, salt aroma.
Taste is salty-sweet, rich caramel malt, nuts, toast.
Ferris (4998) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Sweet caramel and salted taffy. Clear copper with a thin white head. Sweet salted caramel, kinda like the cheap caramels for Halloween. Not bad and a bit nutty throughout.
cyclecat (1) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice winter beer, a little too fresh for a winter beer. Very smooth with a subtle scotch aftertaste. A touch sweet and salty but not overbearing.
sudomorph (710) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Days 2014. Pours a ruby caramel with a one finger, bubbly head. Aroma is a big caramel with dark fruits. Yum! Taste is great. Bread, caramel, dark fruits, and just a hint of salt. Medium body with a smooth texture. Overall awesome.
trapped (894) - New York City, TURKEY - OCT 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought. Dark amber-red with creamy off-white head, sharp caramel aroma, slightly flat and salty cherry-caramel taste, low cArbonation, thin body, sweetish ending. Leaves a just-consumed candy taste in your mouth. Could be better.
thornecb (4535) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold into a thistle. Creamy head quickly recedes to still. Uh oh... this is not a "Scotch ale.. itís a Scottish ale...". Salty caramel bullseye and candy corn aromas. Sweet, sticky candy corn and hot caramel upfront turning to bitter sour earth in the lasting finish. Yuk...
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich copper and deep amber coloured body with a thinnish, tan one centimetre tall head. Aroma of nuts, earth, caramel, brown sugar, apples, figs, prunes and a lot of malt - very nice and rich smelling. Medium-bodied; Assertive nutty flavours of pecans and walnuts with a very rich and sweet flavour of caramelised sugars, some light cream and a touch of malt. Aftertaste is all about the caramel, brown sugar and raisin flavours with a great balance of malt, alcohol and nuts - a very well-balanced beer. Overall, a nice beer with a great texture, complexity and depth and I donít like this style too much, but this is a very good representation of the style. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Arrowine in Arlington, Virginia on 02-June-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home here in Washington.
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label wasnít too promising, but, you know... book... cover. I love Scotch Ales. And there arenít that that many out there, really. And Iíve not had too many Canadian craft beers that have impressed me, outside of Quebec. But hereís one! Really rich, full body and flavor. Granted, they achieve the caramel character through the addition of, well, caramel. Not caramelized malt, but actual caramel. Friends who were tasting it, too, commented, "Score Bar or Heath Bar." I agree. Not overly sweet -- but the perception of sweetness.