fiulijn (14533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Community Food Co-op - N Forest St, Bellingham, WA
Dark mahogany color, beautiful; but the head, medium sized, is fizzy and short lived. Mild aroma of caramel, some wood, light toffee, and a wiff of roasted nuts. The caramel flavor is well developed, moderately sweet, with a touch of sweet nuts; the bitterness level is quite low, while in the final there is a pleasant alcohol warmth. After some minutes in the glass and with a bit higher temperature, it starts showing a rounder body and more malty presence.
It could as well be a malty and good English Barley Wine, but with a Scottish nuttiness.
Squizzle (138) - Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good beer. It had a sweet little head when I poured it into the glass which didn’t last long it gave the illusion that it was flat but not so, it was actually really good.
jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Darker copper with creamy, beige head / Sweet, clean nose of spun sugar, red grape, and coffee / Medium to full body, sweet and syrupy, some chew, decent hop balance / Flavors of toffee, coffee, spun sugar, chocolate, peat, and lavender / Another solid brew from Pelican.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee sweet sugary syrup dark fruit alcohol. Pours amber thin gead fades to.nothing. flavors of dark fruit alcohol sugary syrupy notes toffee residual sugar. Thinner bodied rather boozy. Meh.
bhensonb (11056) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very ruddy dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma of pretty roasted malt with hints of chocolate and treacle. Full bodied. There’s a suggestion of smoke, there’s very smooth heavily roasted malt, and it’s sort of like sucking on a Sugar Daddy. Bits of medium dark fruit are present - not dates - but in that direction. Incredibly smooth. Finishes darkly fruity, roasted caramelly, and certainly less than dry. Drinks way too easily.
marcus (6491) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head and a smoky treacle aroma. There is a rich smoked malt flavor with a dry more bitter finish.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Deep caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing. Huge malty aroma, caramel, a little peaty, with gobs of dark pitted fruit sweetness. The caramel malt is big and sweet with this one. Heavy on the tongue, very malty, sweet, toffee, caramel, dark pitted fruit, slight peat. This is tasty! Full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Very slight sour tinge on the backside, but its minor. Overall, malty, sweet, caramel and toffee, bready, slightly peaty, and just plain yummy.   Malt bomb!
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at Pelican. Pours to a deep clear mahogany body with a thin foamy khaki head. Aroma is deep sweet malt with a light leathery tobacco. Notes of spice and barley. Flavor is earthy spice and light chocolate with a leathery malt and deep complexity. Palate is sweet but not sticky with a medium body.
AmEricanbrew (5839) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper red color/ tan head. Spicy caramel, pit fruit, dark bread aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Big spicy dark pit fruit flavors with some dark bread, alcohol twang to finish.
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from the brewery. Pours a rich amber-copper color with a small beige head that settles unevenly and hangs around for the whole time. Aroma of sweet, toasty, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, earth, pecans, dried fruits, and dust. Flavor of caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, raisins, oak, honey, and figs. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a rich, toasty, sweet, and sticky mouthfeel. This was really working for me and soundly defeated the MacPelican’s Scottish Ale in the Scotch vs. Scottish Ale-Off.