esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper with a slowly dissipating medium tan topper. Aroma of black licorice, toffee, sweat socks and pale malt. Taste of licorice, toffee, dark fruit and alcohol.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint with some light toffee notes. The flavor is more of the same with some toffee, yeast and cocoa. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear red but fairly ruby like, thin off white head, aroma brought notes of slight smoke, caramel, toffee, hints of slight fruit,nutty and earthy notes come out as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, dark chocolate and fruits, hints of slight nuttiness, touch of biscuit, hints of yeast. Not bad,
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown with a light khaki head. Nose of toffee and leather. There is also some sweet raw dough. The taste is iced tea and toffee. A fairly sweet finish with dough notes. Decent, but too sweet and a little too much abc gum.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
not a bad tasting brew y’all! quite a good find on this Iowa trip! much better than others that I picked up that were local.
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a small ivory very fizzy head that mostly diminished, spotty amounts of lacing, transparent body, very fizzy and fast-rising carbonation, and a copper hue. The aroma is malty, some caramel, dark fruits, hints of toffee, and butter. The flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, buttery, dark fruits and a semi-dry short finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this is a light-medium bodied Scotch Ale. Overall, this is a very easy drinking beer and the 7%ABV is well hidden. For me, it is just an okay beer for the style.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to dougofthefuture for sending this bottle as an extra. Served in a De Garre snifter.
Pours a deep copper with some reddish higlights. Faint off-white head with light spotty lacing. The nose carries some caramel and light fruity character plus some diacetyl. Flavor has a toffee-butter character along with some caramel. Medium body and light carbonation. Meh.
BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
this drink had a clear dark red-bronze pour and made a off-white head that was almost one finger in height, there was mild effervescence in the glass, this beer left small spots of lacing when I swirled the glass, there was no sediment in the bottle,
malty on the nose, aromas of toasted malt, dark candy and caramel, a little dark fruit and faint chocolate, hint of earth and peat, mild candy and malt sweetness,
the flavors were toasted and some roasted malt, caramel, dark hard candy, bread and malt sweetness, very little to no bitterness after the finish,
mouth feel was around medium but there was too much carbonation? It did not feel right on the palate, the drink had a pop feel to it, not as chewy as I prefer,
ok aroma but sort of dull on flavor.
Nuffield (4056) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not rocking my world. Had it after having a New Belgium Snow Day, and though those are different styles, this comparison highlighted the relatively indifferent body, the lack of multidimensional flavors (which are usually so ripe for the picking in a Scottish ale) and the somewhat blah appearance. Just not that good.
badgerben (4850) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brownish red color with a small head. Strong biscuit and caramel aroma. Strong, grainy flavor. Biscuity. Slight wet dog at first, but seems to dissipate. Moderate bitterness.