EarlS (1) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Denver. Pours reddish brown with a medium head. A smooth blend of fruit, toffee and nutty flavors with a touch of smoke and possibly vanilla. The Denver brewmaster deserves applause for this one; a unique brew which should put Rock Bottom Denver on the map with our other fine Colorado microbreweries.
Steve_0 (2232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rock Bottom Denver. Pour is murky brown with a big tan head and good lacing. Hazelnuts, toffee, caramelly, bready, lightly toasted, and figgy aroma. Taste is dark fruity, roasty, caramel, somewhat tangy, husky, and earthy with a hint of smoke on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Decent stuff.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Rock Bottom Denver. Pours a bit hazy reddish orange appearance with a thin light brown head. Dark fruity, grape, orange, somewhat nutty, toffee aroma. Actually quite tasty, cocoa/caramel bar, vanilla, slight fruity flavor. 7% booze doesn’t come through at all. Best Scottish Ale I’ve had in ages.
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rock Bottom, Denver. The pour’s deep amber with a medium white head. The nose is vanilla, some roasted grain, mild caramel and red berry fruits. The flavor is strong, sweet vanilla, roasted grains, some chewy caramel and toffee. Mild woody finish. Nice and smooth, not overly sweet. Overall, this was definitely the best Rock Bottom beer I tried. Not bad at all.