glennmastrange (2649) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of grain and caramel, light hop notes of herbs, light dough for the yeast, with butterscotch, brown sugar and vanilla in the background. Head is small, wispy, white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear brown. Flavor is lightly sweet and moderately acidic to start, then finishes lightly bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery, and has a lively carbonation. A good beer, but I didn’t find anything unique in it that would make me think this a Scottish Ale. Not that I know what defines a Scottish Ale
cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a chestnut brown. Aromas of raisin bread and smoked meat. Similar flavors. The smoke is a bit too prevelant for me.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with JoeMcPhee! - Thanks Joe! - Pours dark copper with a 1 finger tan creamy head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass. Light aroma of smoky roasted malts and caramel. Flavor is delightfully smoky with notes of caramel and chocolate. Lots of roasty notes throughout. Very earthy. Medium bodied without much carbonation. Easy drinking. A very tasty and pleasant surprise!
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle. Deep musky brown in appearance with a quick dissipating head. Smoky aroma which is evident in the flavour of this beer also. If it wasn’t for the appearance this beer probably would have got more. Good beer.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Gregclow - Thanks! Ruby body, frothy light tan head. Nose is somewhat raisiny, rich meladonins, smoke/light soy. Flavor is rich malt, lots of smoke, sweet caramel. A hint of hops round out the finish. More a smoked than a scotch but nice!
VertBaconStrips (2309) - Blerkablerka, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured out a solid red brew covered with a large thick tan head with nice retention and some patchy lacing. The aroma was really nice with its soft, fragrant impression with nice bready and caramel malts...seems like there is some roast here....or toast....kinda stuck in the middle with that one... The flavour is very good with ample caramel and solid toasted malts, toffee and smoke. Yum yum! A nice soft feeling beer with good carbonation, a good middle and finishes with a slight bitter and smoky aftertaste. The only negative that I can say about this beer is that is does come across watery.
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from jsprime. pours deep reddish brown with a tan head. smokey nose, backing dark fruity malt. flavour is similar. very 2 tone, smoke,dark malt. easy to drink. would buy if locally availible.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper-mahogany body with a small white head. The aroma is quite smokey to start among notes of toast and caramel. The taste is thinner with significant maltiness having hints of smoke. Smoothy creamy body with low carbonation. Finishing slightly vegetal along with some mild chocolate.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours dark mahogany with a tall light tan head. Aroma is molasses and bread malts. Flavor is chocolate malt, some caramel, and light spicing with a hint of coffee. Not bad at all.
bulldogops (1988) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. 4.8%. Dark brown/black pour (colour of an irish stout) with a bubbly tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee. Taste is quite sweet at first, malt and toffee, but quite lightbodied. Rather bitter and bland through the finish. Meh.