mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark copper. Aroma of caramel malts and butterscotch. Similar, but weak flavour. Quite disappointed with this one.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
MacPelican Scottish Ale
1999 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Scottish Ale. Clear burnt copper red color. Light hop/peat floral aroma. Rich sweet roasted Scottish peat flavor with a bit of cherry character. Hop character in finish is unusual. Nice Big Brew! Sampled 4/26/1999.
2007 22 oz. Bottle. 4.70% ABV--18 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Scottish Ale. 1 @ $3.99. Mild lace head. Clear bright rich amber color. Mild peat malt hop front. Smooth mild toasted caramel mild sweet fruit Scottish light peat smoke body. Mild creamy mild hop malt fruit hint refreshing clean end. Well made tasty mild Scottish Ale. Sampled 4/18/2008.
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from 16th St.Liquor in West Van. Deep dark copper beer with not much of a head. Aroma was subdued but, after careful sniffing, got slight hints of peat and smoky malt. Taste though ok was a let down some nice smooth malts and a slight smokiness and peat..this is as the bottle said an "Export style" Scottish ale. No, not really. Sort of thin in the mouth but yet decent. Iím someone who expects Scottish Ale to be at least 6% alcohol. After all this was quite a nice drinkable beer..but dont expect a Scotch ale.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler tray at the brewpub. Poured a light copper color with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Aroma was caramel, malt, peat, earthen hops. Flavor was grainy, caramel malt, light peat. Very thin mouthfeel, quite uninspiring.
DrnkMcDermott (2789) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle. Bought in June 09. Poured in my standard shaker, kicks up a golden head in about half the glass. Dark end of amber in color. Rich malty smell from a distance, a little more when I put my nose in it. Scottish ale always makes me think of peat, so I decide I smell that in there, too. I know from the abv listing not to expect a heavy ale, and thatís what I find. Light, sessionable beer. Toasted malts not enough to make up for a thin mouthfeel. Goes down nicely with balanced hops. But after half the bottle, a noticeable taste of dead yeast.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours clear dark copper with a lacy off-white head. Sweet toffee and caramel nose, and more in the taste. Creamy medium body, fine carbonation. Softly smoky finish.
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow, over 1000 ratings and Iím finally rating what RB considers a Scottish Ale for the first time. Wish I could say it was a good one, but this was...meh. Clear orangish-copper color with a nice lasting white head. Aroma is caramel, grain, earth, and roast. Flavor is a little grainy and slightly roasty with caramel malt, toffee, butter, and peat. Body is medium-light and finish is slightly dry. Drinkable, but not very exciting.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery on 6/27/09. Pours a dark orange, light eggshell head. Great caramel and toffee aroma, hint of pine and earth. Nice sweet flavor with a touch of dryness on the finish.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear copper with a thin ring of foam and no lace. Thin, vaguely peaty aroma, sweet and lightly yeasty. Peaty, buttery and sweet, unpleasant finish. Thin lightly carbonated body. Meh.
drfabulous (3899) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was excited to see this on the shelf at Samís Chicago. Pours fine. Taste is caramel but not intense. Very light body and lightly hopped. Bordering the amber. Nice, but not the level I expected given Pelicanís reputation.