PhillyCraft (1978) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can, pours clearish brown, with light head, and not much lace. Aromas and taste of smooth malt, rye and wheat bread, biscuit, and light toffee crunch. Really sessionable and clean. Light to medium body, smooth.
ryanscourt (278) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Notes from 1/5/12: 16 oz pour from pipers pub. Very sweet, malty, lingering sweetness, Carmel, full bodied, dark brown, smooth. Not my favorite style, kind of malt overload, but I enjoyed drinking this with a nice guiness stew.
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bth122 (873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 4 oz draft sampler pour. Brown color. Aroma of caramel and some nuts. Medium bodied. Enjoyed this.
3/21/13 rerate: Poured from can this time. Aroma of caramal, biscuit, toffee, nuts. Beautiful mahogony color with one finger head. Light roasted malt. Very good again.
DiarmaidBHK (2278) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown from tap. Not a lot of aroma. There’s a bit of sweetness on the tongue. A bit of malt on the finish seemingly buried underneath. Not bad.
Dogbrick (6058) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours a clear brownish-amber color with a thin off-white head dissipates to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Caramel malt aroma. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt and caramel, with touches of smoke and hops. The finish is peaty malt and caramel that does not linger long. Pretty average overall.
RJBeer (2) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2011 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from a growler filled at the Pour House
This beer pours a brown color, with a bit of light tan head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is a nutty, toast. There’s a hint of bitterness but a full bodied taste. The flavor does job my sense memory of Special Ales I drank in Scotland years ago. I would definitely not hesitate to drink this again, but Rivertowne has beers I like better.
Pawola22 (3107) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rivertowne. Pours a cloudy, brown-amber colored body with an inch thick, creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is malty with a nice chocolatey roast and smoke. Deeper caramels and toffee with a touch of earth, raisin, and other dark fruits too. Flavor is more the same and maybe a bit sweeter while leaning towards the dark fruits more. Still has a nice, deep caramel and toffee sweetness with a light chocolate, roast, and smoke. Finishes smooth and sweet with a pleasant dryness thanks to the roasty smoke and a light, earthy bitterness. Medium length aftertaste after a light to medium, smooth body and light carbonation. Overall, a solid scotch ale. Easy drinking and flavorful. Nice one.
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draft @ Rivertowne Pour House - Monroeville, PA) Dark copper color with a thin tan head. Malty and nutty aroma with some light hints of smoked malts. Flavor is dry and bitter at the beginning with a nice caramel sweetness near the middle and a lightly bitter and very lightly smoked finish.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Monroeville: Aroma of malts, nuts, and some wood. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a small, tan head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly medicinal. Tastes of malts, slight caramel, slight alcohol, and light Robitussin. Light body. Thin, slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Robitussin, alcohol, and hint of malt finish.
keepersj12 (2256) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty Scottish ale. Nice malty aroma. Dark amber with a nice head. Flavor is malt sweetness. Very nicely done.