kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: March 20, 2009
Appearance: hazy dark amber, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, light smokey earthyness
Body: sticky body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, deep caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
MartinT (8262) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Candy sugar in evidence…Assertive caramel malt…But too easy and shallow…
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brilliant rosy amber with thin white head. The aroma starts with a pulse of cherry fruitiness quickly followed by a mix of roasty – nutty – earthiness. The taste begins with solid roasted malts leading into cherry and plums and then more cherry hard candy. It heads toward the finish with moderate fruitiness mixing with roastiness and nuttiness and crystal malt goodness and a mild background of earthiness. Very nice.
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber/brown, with beige head.
Aroma is loaded with nice fruit aromas and malts.
Taste is sugary and fruity. Plenty of nice caramel malts with a nice light hoppy finish, but remains sweet.
Just an amazing scotch ale.
markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber color. Aroma is maple, malt, wood, smoke, and vanilla. Flavor is sweet licorice with smoked malt. Finish is lingering candy sugar with a lively carbonation. Solid beer.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Tim. Caramel, toffee, lots of booze & melanoidins. Did I mention booze?
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a small off-white head of foam. Malty sweet aroma. Flavor is malty,slightly sweet and finishes with even more malt.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Well, despite this beer showing "retired" and having no reviews since 2004, my bottle clearly reads "70 Shilling Scotch Ale" so I’ll stick my review here.
Pours a deep, deep copper with a small bubbly tan head that dissipates quickly to a collar leaving sporadic lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweetness with caramel malts, toffee and dark fruits, but there is a hint of citrus hops in the nose as well. The taste is a more toasted version of the smell with big sweet caramel malts and dark fruits playing big roles. Again, there is a slight hop presence in the background but not enough to leave more than a passing bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation that tickles the tongue with the sweetness that dominates the taste. This is a very good scotch ale and one that I would seek out.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a dark reddish brown with thin off white to tan head. Aroma is sweet cream, vanilla, maple syrup, sweet malt. Flavor is much of the same with some ripe fruit and phenol notes. Generally medium to full body with a slightly sweet finish
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a clear amber with a small white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, and earthy hops. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Very good.