niday2288 (71) - - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell is sweet and malty. Color is cloudy copper. Taste is malty and sweet with more bourbon notes than scotch though there is a hint of peat smoke. Very good.
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kwoeltje (2065) - 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.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 The beer is light copper with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma brings yeast, fruit, malt, sweetness, booze. The flavor imparts booze and mediocrity. Eh...Iím just not sure this whole scotch beer relationship thingy is working out. Itís not you - itís me. I gotta go.
wlajwl (2907) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is malts and strongly refers to scotch. The flavor is scotch infused, with a mild fruitiness and malts in it. Can appreciate it but just donít care for scotch.
khan (19) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled as Schlafly Scottish Ale. Pours a golden tan with an creamy head. Aroma of peat, wood, vanilla, some baked bread. Taste starts very sweet, with a lot of malt, but very little to no hop balance. The scotch doesnít kick in until the end but when it does it is very very prevalent. The alcohol was present but not overpowering, but it did get more evident the more I had. Overall a good beer if you are a scotch fan.
Thejosko (5) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely for the scotch lover. Overpowering any malt flavor when cold, but subtle nuances of vanilla and caramel as it warms up. Would love to see how the boozy nose rounds out with some age.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as Single Malt Scottish. Hazy golden color, fluffy white edge head. Aroma of anice leary single malt! Whoa! Taste is similar. More whoa!
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a sample of this from a cask at Hop in the City and was underwhelmed. It was generally full of sweetness with a hint of scotch at the finish. It was sugary and lacked any kind of complexity. Hops were nowhere to be found. This is supposed to be barrel aged and that should help with the sweetness and add some complexity from the wood. With the right barrel it could be tasty but the foundation that i tasted was lacking.
seymour (1099) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at the 2012 Schlafly Hop In The City festival, in cask-conditioned form. It poured a medium copper color with lots of chill haze and a weak white head. Aromas of wood, peat, freshly-baked bread, light toast, lots of caramelized sugars, very faint ale yeast esters, virtually no hops. Flavor was too sweet for my taste, too much residual sugar. Some nice toffee, fruit leather, and oxidation, though, perhaps from kettle caramelization. Somewhat reminiscent of an English Old Ale or Belgian Dubbel, but not as nuanced as classic examples. Medium body, low carbonation (the cask wasnít primed with enough yeast, or it just wasnít quite ready, in my opinion), some unpleasant hot alcohol, sticky mouthfeel and aftertaste. It struck me as lacking, but not deeply flawed. Nothing that canít be straightened-out in future batches.
vyvvy (3268) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On cask at Hop in the City 2012. Apparently this is a base beer for an upcoming special release. It poured tan / light copper with a small whitish head. The aroma had toffee, mild sweetness, caramel and English ale earthiness. It had a medium / thick body that is very sticky with mild carbonation. The taste is very sweet and alcoholic. This through me off since their íregularí scotch ale isnít all that sweet and doesnít show alcohol much at all. There was also toffee and syrup coming through. This was a bit too hot for my liking and didnít seem as complex as I expected.