MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lots of scotch ale aroma. Nice caramelized malt aroma. Deep amber-red color. Lots of caramel malt flavor. No alcohol flavor. This is a very nice Scotch Ale. Plenty of malty richness. You could tell this beer’s style blindfolded. It is what this style is supposed to be.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep russet/coppery colour with a purplish tinge and a greenish mocha head. Points for good use of the rainbow.
Sweet smelling herbal licorice, chocolate and toffee apples. Not overwhelming aromas, subtle but gratifying.
Tastes herbal initially and a twist of bitterness receding into sweet warmth, caramel and coffee. Good body but not cloying or sickly. Pleasant, but not dominant. A soft cuddly teddy of a beer.
Nickls (2003) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at argo0 tasting. Clearer light, bright brown. Earthy, slight peat, some malty sweetness and raisins in the aroma. Taste is less fruity than the aroma, touch of smoke, and bitter roast finish. Slick with vibrant carbonation.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark amber with a thick off white head. Aroma is full of dried fruits, toffee and chocolate. Almost cookie-like. Loads of dried fruits in the taste, with chocolate and earthy spices coming through. Maybe marzepan ? Enjoyable
anders37 (19571) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with yeasty hints. Roasted malty yeasty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
marcus (7682) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours dark amber with an attractive beige head and a sweet toffee aroma. There is a nutty caramel malt flavor that is very smooth and tasty. Well-balanced and very drinkable.
jandd1983 (3214) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It poured an orange color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, cookies, dried fruits and hops. The flavor was of caramel, hops, dried fruits and notes of marzipan. It had a dry hoppy finish. Not a bad scotch ale.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of earth, peat, roasted malt, and mesquite. Flavor of roasted malt, peat, grass, and odd earthiness with a dry finish.
chrisv10 (12989) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, fruit, spices, bitter and hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10842) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by argo0. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with flat lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and toffee. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and alcohol. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a sweet finish.