jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed glowing orange.Good head,some nice lacing.
Aroma is peaty with some vanilla tones,slightly bready/yeasty.Some spice.
Taste is very strong barrel aged bourbony ,peaty,some fruit citrus but is overpowered by the barrel.I can see this tasting better in a year or two as suggested. Strong peaty/bourbon taste that overpowers. Strong boozie finish. Not really into this at this point.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Holy crap ... I gotta get some of this for my dad, the Scotch drinker. This carries a bountiful nose of Celtic whiskey that reminds me of home. It drinks with a full-on Scotch flavor, riding high on an otherwise light, orange-amber body. If you like Scotch and beer, you will love this combination. (#4931, 1/22/2013)
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful honey color with a small head. Instant aroma of peat smoke and the phenols (medicinal/Band Aid) you can expect from smoked peat. Strong whisky presence in the nose and flavor, with a hint of sweetness and ash. Carbonation level is perfect. Powerful, pipe tobacco finish. An excellent beer.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky yellow pour with a white head. Aroma is scotch whisky. taste is scotch whisky, iodine, little smoke, creamy mouthfeel with a little dry aftertaste. This is a beer for any scoth enthusiast and a great introduction to scoth flavors to a novice like myself. Very tasty, nice lacing. The alc was well hidden. A beer that invites you to buy some more which I will do tomorrow.
ehecker (1) - - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A near perfect beer of itís type. Itís a single malt scotch ale without cutting corners. If you donít like this beer, its because you donít like single malt scotch ale.
LordMarcus (3) - Tiffin, USA - FEB 18, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Once introduced to Wooden Nickle Scottish Ale. I was then introduced to this fine Gem. Much Stronger but, a true delight....The Quest!!! Onto the Quest!!! For Scottish Ale...WoW!!!
jandd1983 (2043) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma was scotch with some smokiness and spiciness. The taste was like a smoky scotch with notes of oak, vanilla and spices. This was really good.
beernbourbon (1247) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is faintly hazy copper/ gold with a small white head. Flavor and aroma are huge smokey, peaty scotch. Like a lot of scotch. There is also a light butterscotch note in the finish and just enough sweetness to make this palatable. Alcohol present. Share this with many people or drink it all if you love peaty, smokey scotch. Not my favorite, but certainly a different beer. Not boring.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) gold/dark amber with no head. Aroma of whisky, malt, alcohol. Flavor is whisky, malt, alcohol. Body is a bit thin.
Earlier Rating: 12/29/2012 Total Score: 3.8
(bottle - STLCOB end of year tasting) amber with off white head. A bit of scotch whisky aroma. Flavor is scotch whisky, grainy malt, with a bit of bitterness for balance.
BBB63 (5694) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in my La Chouffe tulip: Pours a hazy coppery golden hue with a fading head and spotty lace. The aroma has a rich caramelized malt overtone along with moderate peat and charred vapours. Very earthy, woody and displays a unique ripened fruit ester as well. The taste is all about the confluence of malt and peat, shockingly well balanced with just a touch of hop bitterness. Lovely olde school malting really works with the Scotch barrel IMO. Again there is a random fruitiness that adds a nice level of complexity to this brew. My only worries about this is a potential for some wild yeasties to suddenly turn this beer bad. It is quite warming much like a good scotch and does display some of that medicinal aftertaste found with peaty liquids. Overall I am actually surprised by this, I honestly did not expect it to be so good.