sjohnny (305) - - FEB 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel malty aroma with a hint of wild ale smell. Cloudy honey colored with foamy off white head. Slightly smokey. Iced tea. Light bodied. Dry finish.
S_Side_Smitty (326) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber-brown with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is caramelized malts. Taste is identical to aroma with a very light bitter finish. This beer is earthy and comfortable.
Wanja (527) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pike Brew Pub, Seattle. One of the best Scotch Ale ever. Nice dark golden color, perfect smokiness... I love it...
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham
Amber color with small head. Mild aroma, some malt, beans. Regular mouthfeel with some malt flavor and ordinary bitterness.
AirForceHops (2340) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle. English pint shows a dirty, light amber color with low carbonation giving almost no head. Nose is mild peat and malt. Taste is light malt sweetness with a bit of touch of peat flavor and a grassy, Earthy hop. Something is not quite balanced with this brew. Thin body with an oily texture. I don’t really enjoy the hop and malt mixture here. Nothing real horrible about it; just not my thing.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Pub & Brewery, Seattle - 09/11/12.
Clear mid amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and forms a small pond.
Nose is light caramel, ribena, smoke, dark malts.
Taste is malt forward, incorporates light wood tones, toffee, dark sugars, puff of smoke.
Medium bodied with light prickly carbonation.
Drinkable for a style that doesn’t exist with a comedic (not) Scottish name! Would I order it again - nah!
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty decent scotch. I like the subtle peated character. Gives this beer a bit of a scotch personality. Medium bodied with a light appearance.
AWISLguy (914) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. Pours dark orange with great lacing. Aroma has sweet caramel, brown sugar and peat. Taste is of caramel and more caramel, with some sourness near the end. Finishes sweetly with some length. Good name, average brew.
Sammer (964) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is malt, caramel, peat, charred wood and light booze. Very nice.
Reimer96 (832) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellowish copper. Doesn’t have much of a smell but it’s faintly of citrus. Flavor is malty with some smoke and some sourness to it. Decent scotch ale but by far from the best.