madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14th May 2011
Clear deep amber - brown beer. Small white head. Light palate. Nice even malt, slightly sweet. Subtle dried fruits underneath. Semi dry finish. Scotch ales, I’ve decided, are not my thing but there is nothing wrong with this.
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
An okay Scotch ale. Has a bit of the peat character is advertises, but its not particularly prominent. Has a nice hoppy character, more earthy and grassy than malty.
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->SA glass. Amber with small head. Aroma of malt, hops, peat. Taste is fairly complex, with some smoky peat. Tasty.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pours a red amber color not a great deal of head. Smells and tastes of caramel, nuts, earthy, spice. Its semi sweet not that great ready to get the bottle over with.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hands down best beer I’ve ever had, though many would disagree, its my taste buds, Iam the rater.
appearence, nice amber color, perfect in the sunlight,little bubbles forming, shimmer pretty
taste wonderful blend of Malts, a gaint brew, smooth and mellow, the Hops add to balance out the malt, and the finish awesome peat smoke note comes through, makes me feel like Iam in Scottland in a Flog pub or something.
smell, sweet malt and slight flora hop notes
overall, for me the best, I can say that alot better at this ponit since I’ve tried alot of beers, still this is number ! in my book, try it, comes out only in the Brewmasters varitey pack starting in Jan to Mar!
smell, sweet malt and mellow hop aroma
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Clear mahogany with thin but persistent head and some nice lacing down the glass.
Aroma: Light peat malt, some caramel and English hops. A little too mild for a Scotch Ale.
Taste: Quite smoky from the peat malt. Caramel, dark fruit and spicy hops are also apparent, finishing with mostly the spiciness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, dry finish.
Overall: Nice, everyday Scotch Ale with an emphasis on peat smoked malt.
thorongil2 (1277) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) clear reddish amber colour with small white head; aroma of caramel; decently complex flavour; tasty
BillWyce (729) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: poured red-amber with a tan head. Aroma was caramelly with some earthiness mixed in. Mdeium-bodied, but with a decent depth of flavor. Earthy flavor with caramelly-sweet notes underneath. Takes on a nuttier tone as it warms. Didn’t really notice the smoke per the description, but very nice nonetheless.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Once from the bottle. Deep amber, lighter head. Decent body. Taste matches with aroma pretty accurately. The spices are a plus.
mar (4884) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep brown almost black with a cream head that disappears quite fast. nose is fruity malts, light peat, very faint smoke. decent palate, the fruity malts take over the show here, backed by light caramel, faint peat, and even fainter smoke.