ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, - JAN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This brewery is serious about doing good beers, one of the first craft breweries I tried and have not been disappointed. Full complex and robust this is another great beer. Food Pairing: Smoked Ribs.
JohnGalt1 (1618) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 10, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin 1/2" tan head.. the brew is dark walnut..
okay nose.. toast and caramel... lite roast..
Flavors are thin .. dark toast with some minor caramel... hints of peat smoke.
Mehhh.... okay ... but only an okay representation of a Scotch ale..
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, spice.Taste is sweet, nutty. Sweet finish.
Stuu666 (10324) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wee bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is caramel, toffee, berries, taste is similar, dry, not bad.
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee fruit .. sweet toffee malt nose ... sweet fruits .. soft toffee fruit ... dry toffee malts ...
slowrunner77 (9957) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"dark fruit, sweet carmel malt and a hint of smoke in the nose and flavor. medium bodied and goes down easy. just a touch on the simple side, but a decent representation of a good style. 11/11-7 oz bottle now. didn’t used to be anywhere near this good. not smokey, but sweet, rich, a little peaty and ridiculously smooth. this is what a scotch ale should taste like. best rogue brew i’ve had in a long while." Inconsistency knocks a tenth off.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 7 oz - 2010 vintage) Dark copper pour with no head. Big malt and roasted chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavor is lots of malt and a surprisingly boozy middle. Caramel and bitter roasted hops at the finish. Held up nice.
tnkw01 (1710) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Very small head. Aroma is caramel, and a malty, candy corn smell. Taste is fruit cake, caramel and toffee with a slight bitter hop after taste. May be a little sweet for certain individuals.
Darkmagus82 (2255) - - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-6-12 -
Poured from 7 oz bottle into chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a deeper brown color with almost a non-existent head. The lacing on this beer was quite minimal.
Smell – The smell was of sweet and slightly roasty malt. In the nose was a good hit of caramel and some burnt sugar smells.
Taste – The taste was rather sweet and malty up front. A brown sugar taste with some more dark bread and a little bit of chocolate tastes were most pertinent. Toward the middle the caramel in the nose became more pronounced in the taste. Some darker fruit flavors and a bit of vanilla work their way in toward the end, leaving a sweeter flavor in the mouth.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is creamy and the carbonation level is quite light. The body is very fitting for the abv and malt flavors, but the brew could use a bit more carbonation to balance out the sweetness of the beer.
Overall – The beer did have some nice flavor profiles. For the price however it was not really worth it.
Sledutah (6975) - Utah, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
XS (2010) bottle. I have in my notes that I won this on the RBWG bus in Jacksonville last year (2013), thanks
Pours hazy dark amber with a small off-white head and light lacing. Aroma chocolate, toasted malts, caramel, woody and brown sugar. Flavors rich caramel, scotch, woody, vanilla and coconut
Scotch ale isn’t my favorite style, so I’ve been holding on to this. Now I wish I had more, very tasty!
jstevens87 (1) - - FEB 18, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep ruby brown with nice notes of caramel, toffee, raisins, figs, with a slight peatyness. overall it tasted very good nice balance of flavors though a bit weak in the mouthfeel department and could have used a bit more peat notes