hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, copper ale with no head. Nutty, caramely, praline nose with a tiny splash of sweet sherry. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. Malty, nutty, toasted flavor that’s bittered just enough to provide a semblance of balance. Finishes caramely and lightly bitter.
climberbob (73) - Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Resinous sweet nose. Thin head. Dark ruby brown. Malty raisin taste. Slightly sweet. Pretty good
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maxwelldeux (2220) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very hazy darker brown color with a tiny off-white head. Nose is slightly malty, with a hint of bitterness from the English hops. Taste is a little bitter, but not overly flavorful. Feels very carbonated. Meh.
nimbleprop (2998) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy, deep garnet amber with some thin, white head. Nose of stale malt, a little cedar, some raisin, slightly oxidized, some plum. Flavor is malty, raisin, orange, cardboard, cracker. Medium, dry finish. Not like any scotch ale I’ve had. A bit too weak.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut brown ale with plenty of malt flavor but drier, better attenuated than most. A firm bitterness that isn’t overdone. More drinkable than most Scottish-style ales.
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The body is clear deep copper with an ample off-white head.
The aroma is earthy and woody with caramel notes.
Rich malty flavor.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp copper coloured body with deep amber glows and a ruby tint, complete with a one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of malt, toffee, light caramel, a hint of nuts and some cardboard. Medium-bodied; Assertive honey flavour with some mead mixed in, a decent amount of malt, some light citrus flavours and a good sweet finish. Aftertaste shows some light complexity around the malt with a little light caramel and a lot of nuttiness on the finish. Overall, a decent Scotch, with more sweetness than expected, less complexity and a little nutty. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 23-May-2012 for US$1.79 sampled at home in Washington on 16-August-2012.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma: sweet caramel. Malty with mild hint of chocolate. OK 6+
Appearance: dark amber. Clear base. Lighter off white cap.
Palate / Taste: sweet caramel but not with cloying character, Slightly earthy , hinted crystal malt. Sticky palate. Fruity sweet top. Solid ale.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light molasses malt aroma. Medium brown with moderate head. Worty molasses malt flavor. Nice flavor - does taste under-fermented though.
Pawola22 (3094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from richdorchak, thanks Rich! Pours a clear, copper colored body with a thin, frothy, light tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is medium-light caramel cookie malts, dark fruit esters, some grain, and a light earth. Flavor is light caramel and toffee cookie malts with a light toasty grain, some dark fruit notes, and a light earthiness. A touch of chocolate and roast towards the end before this finishes clean, balanced, and lightly bitter with a soft sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a lighter, but fairly flavorful beer in a style that doesn’t typically offer much. Caramel and toffee cookie malts with some dark fruits, a touch of chocolate and roast, and a light earth to keep things balanced. Clean and easy drinking making this a solid session beer. Not bad at all.