pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Very sweet, dark brown pour. Has a bit of the malt backbone but really just overly sweet. Not very well balanced, really, but not terrible.
miyauchi38 (898) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
generallee08 (759) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The body has a nice dark brown color with deep amber highlights. It raises an average 1.5 to 2 inch beige head. The head holds on well and makes some cool lacing on the glass. In the nose I pick up a good toasted malts character with lots malt sweetness and candy like sweetness as well. Also way off in the background I get a hint of citrus and herbal hops. The flavor is full of toasted malt and grain sweetness with some light fruity candy like sweetness as well. The hops offer a slight herbal back note and just the slightest bitterness near the finish. For such a firm malty beer it is quite drinkable and the sweetness never gets out of control. It has a smooth mellow feel with mild carbonation.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery tasting room. Rich malt nose, some smoke and peach, orange. Orange-amber colored, dark, with lace. Sweet and fruity flavor, with stewed stone fruits. A bit rough. Not as good as I remembered.
Ontbeertaster (2348) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, reddish pour, taste is a bit oaky with a some hay and butterscotch notes, a sliky taste as well, overall it was an interesting offering
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Basin pub in Pittsford. Pours medium brown with a modest head. Taste is malty with a dry finish and hints of scotch whiskey and peat.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub on 7/1/13. Pours a clear amber color with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and slight peat; kinda faint. Malty and caramelly nose with light fruit and a bit of peat before a sweet finish.
SoberDave (172) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet scotch aroma. Pours bronw with a foamy white head. taste of sour grapes, hops and scotch.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-brown, small tan head. Aroma is ok although underwhelming, sweet malts and bourbon-like. Medium body, little bit sweet and sticky. Flavor is mostly on the sweet side, buttery-malt flavors typical of scotch ale but somehow despite that is a little on the thin side. Some warm alcohol in finish. Not bad, nothing special.
goodbeer1975 (1) - - DEC 10, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice scottish ale...has both a caramel taste and color....never can drink just one