markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deeper mahogany brown, quite clear. Light tan head. Strong caramel nose, some light grains and grassiness. Round sweetness, a bit of bitterness. Medium body, quite clean. Good.
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BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome scotch ale. Pours a very deep amber with little to no head and very little lacing as you drink it. The aroma is that of sarsparilla or a root beer smell, followed by an definite caramel aroma and just a hint of vanilla. The taste is very similar to the aroma, it starts off like a childhood memory, a simple glass of root beer on a summer night. Then it quickly transitions into a caramel creaminess again with the hint of vanilla. The mouthfeel, although a seemingly medium bodied beer, is quite full. With the powerful bubbles lingering on the tongue for quite awhile. This is a great example of scotch ale.
SG111 (972) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours black, mild head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts, a Stout heavy scotch ale. Flavor is similar. Flavor is caramel, roasted malts. Solid actually.
Beachmaster (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught. Pours a clear medium brown, with a small white head. No lacing. Nose is faint aroma of caramel. Taste is faint caramel and cocoa. Not awful, but nothing special. Doesn’t look or taste like a proper wee heavy.
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schertz, TX - H.E,B. grocery store - 12 oz bottle. Pour a dark purple to dark brown with a thin but persistent off-white head. Aroma is strong with some heavy toffee accents, a bit of peat and a wee bit of alcohol. Flavor is bold with some chewy cocoa bits, some toffee, some black licorice and a faint bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Excellent winter warmer - good in the hot Texas summer as well!
ckilly (39) - Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No head, light taste for a supposed Scotch Ale. Smooth finish, but not memorable.
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bartzluke (515) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 oz pour from room-temp bottle into shaker pint. Dark ruby and opaque with a moderate off-white head. Very sweet caramel and toffee sweetness in the nose. Quite sweet. Caramel, toffee, biscuit, and almost a little meaty taste. Interesting beer. Great for dessert.
darb85 (197) - Canton, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy in first sip with mild sweetness, effervescent mouth feel. Mild bitter finish but very well balanced. Excellent
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The iron thistle is a wonderful brew. Nice sweet malty aroma. Nice ruby color with a thin head. Plenty of lacing left on the glass. Plenty of sweet malt flavor. The flavor lingers on the tongue a bit which is nice.
swanmann (718) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Very dark amber brown with ruby tone and about a half inch of ashen, tan head the dissipated fairly soon. Roasty nose with coffee and caramel, toffee... Earthy bitterness with highlights of caramel sweetness and some nuttiness. Some toasty bitterness lingers in the finish before giving way to caramel and some dark berry. The carbonation is adequate, mouthfeel just shy of syrup. Alcohol well hidden.