beastiefan2k (2777) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8oz draft in small Sam Smith glass at Hummingbird in Columbia City, Seattle. Slick dark homey amber color. Light lacing. Clear beer. Slightly cleaner and a bit of hop but otherwise to style malt sweetness and earthy malt mix. A faint fruit British yeast character. Very nice American version of the style.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Caytinator (999) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap at the brewery. Tasty little scotch ale, I’m a huge fan of the style, and there’s plenty of tasties to go around with this batch. yum.
TheKindleman (6) - Alabama, USA - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Was in Seattle a few weeks ago, fell in love with this up lifting brew. Malt is heavy but like it should be, don't pass this one up!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Luvystypotables (973) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of malt and hops, ruby color with a nice head. Wonderful complex taste, of scotch, malt, fruit and a hint of hops. Creamy feel with a mild fruity finish.
furthur (371) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Bottle. Orange amber body under a bubbly white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, peachy fruity. Taste is bright fruity, caramel and vanilla, mild bitter sweet finish. Body is viscous, but not heavy, with fine carbonation.
Draft sampler at brewery, light and fruity, malty, honey. Finish sweet.
DocJitsu (1183) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a but if a cloudy orange-golden with a large, eggshell colored head. The nose is somewhere in the middle of apple, green grapes, and honeydew melow. Some caramel notes float beneath. A bit puffy in the mouthfeel. More caramel in the flavor than in the aroma. Quite weak though.
onceblind (5232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear slightly dark amber under a thin light tan ring of head. The aroma is dark and biscuity with a light touch of molasses and earthy nuttiness. Big rich nutty flavor with some sweet earthy molasses and rich dark toast. But still quaffable, not too sweet or cloy. Just right in the middle and nutty and bready and dark.
slang14 (23) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great color west coast twist on a scotch ale refreshing hops are there but not taking away from the flavor
Bulk_Carrier (2587) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a bright amber/copper color with a one and a half finger white foamy head. Adequate foamy lacing clings nicely to the glass.
The smell had the typical meaty/peatiness is pretty scaled back in this one, but I do get it slightly with a decent Caramel maltiness lends a decent aroma.
The taste was mainly sweet with a decent balanced cararmel maltiness coming out leading to the same flavored aftertaste but leaves a watery finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium to show a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation is super smooth and is decent for the style wow.
Overall, this is a good drinking Scotch ale well worthy of coming back to and well worthy of having with its respected meal.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear copper to amber body with a frothy one finger off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is sweet and malty with some toasted and grainy malt. The flavor is pretty nice, sweet but not over bearing. The toasty malt dries it out a bit towards the back end. Lingering huskiness. A slightly sweet candy-like caramel finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, a bit clingy and sticky, with soft fizzy carbonation. Serviceable enough, but nothing that sticks out.