maekchu (3364) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Tap Room in Tillamook. Rich malty nose. Bright reddish/brown color. Rich roast initial / light hopping and a touch of spiciness / spritzy and balanced finish. Okay. True to style and fairly ordinary.
jake65 (3355) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ KLCC Microbrew Festival: Pours a dark brown color with a smaller off-white head. Aroma is sweet with malts, caramel, and kind of sugary. A little hoppiness in the flavor is coved by the brown sugar and caramel sweetness. Some dark fruitiness too. Quite enjoyable.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tap at the brewpub. pours a clear copper with a small white head. little going on in the aroma. some light tea and bread. doughy brown sugar. rye. notes on the tongue. okay, not great.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear amber with a thin off white top. Scent is caramel. Taste is fruit, caramel with a light bitter finish. Tasty
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Pelican. Pours a bold, clear orange-amber color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Relaxed presence of dried fruits and red fruits in the aroma; sweet without stickiness. Medium mouthfeel: chewy dried fruits, caramel, and basic malty sweetness at the core; relaxed carbonation; touch of oiliness in the mouth; decent, drinkable Scottish ale. Medium finish: toasty malts and light fruitiness; balanced end.
OldGrowth (3183) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Sour malt nose. Clean amber color. A certain taste I associate with lager. Nutty/sour. Clean drinkin, some linguring bitterness. Good beer, though it seems off from what I think of a scottish.
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - 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 that’s 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.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear copper with a small white head. Nice caramel fruity malts up front give a good sweetness which, when battled by the light hop finish, the sweetness remains the victor. Very smooth
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was a bit boring, but then my palate could have been overtaken by tasting through the winterfests. Big malty body with a sour fruitiness that is very unappealing. A bit of black pepper that is very subtle with lots of inviting caramel and just a hint of chocolate.
andrewje41 (2728) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at Bambinos. Pours a dark red color with little to no head. Very mellow tasting scotch ale with some nice, calm malt flavors and some spice. A nice, balancing, yet light hop presence to round of the finish. Nice caramel like flavor throughout as well. Kind of a stand out scotch ale for me. Very tasty and drinkable. Good beer here.