bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewpub on 3/23. Pours dark orange/amber with a slight beige head. Malty aroma. Med body. Flavor is rather heavy malt - possible touch of smoke? Or maybe a little earthy? There’s a little hop. Finishes on the non-dry side, but it drinks pretty well tho.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Source: Summits - Cumming
clear dark amber, thin fine beige head, lots of lace, sweet carmel malt flavor, light earthy character to balance, very light bitterness in the finish, odorless and mostly flavorless,
Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: good depth, caramel , hint of scotch with its alcohol pair. Ending with toffee.
Appearance: red ruby, garnet with clear crystal show. Large tanned top.
Flavour and Palate: smoky , malty with Scotch feel on side. Good deep malt is presented with solid approach to it. Bit earthy.Light feel of alcohol is at finish.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"kinda average for a scotch ale. good use of the sweet and peaty malts, but it was a touch light and the hops were a distraction. i was surprised that this beer mixed with a barrel aged IRS was sooooo good."
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Personal Milestone: California rating #200 (out of 3423)!!!
The body’s a fairly murky brown color and it sports a sudsy beige head. This aroma is rich and malty, sweet, and has hints of smoke. The flavor, too, is quite malty and has some caramel, a bit of pome, and a lightly smokey finish. Quaffable.
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badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red with a fizzy head. Sweet chocolate toffee and malt aroma and taste with a stcky palate.
egajdzis (5435) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, light peat, nuts, and light roast. Taste of caramel and smoked malts, nuts, light alcohol, and faint citrus hoppiness. Did I have the same beer everyone else had?
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on firkin at the 4th Annual Firkin Gravity Festival. This scotch ale pours a medium brown color. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel and malty. A medium bodied Scotch Ale. Malts are malty, caramel and sweet. Hops are earthy. Fairly sweet, very smooth taste. Soft carbonation. Nice balance. Touch of wood and peat. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
notalush (5070) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’ve had this on tap at a few places in the NY metro area so far, and I must say that it is a rather weak attempt at a scotch ale (the description at Barcade listed it as 6% alcohol, if that is any indication) - some chocolate and caramel make themselves present in the rather thin body, but otherwise this is a bland effort at an otherwise flavorful style.
JohnnyJ (4625) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PP Carlsbad. Pours a reddish borwn, offwhite head. Sweet malt, caramel, toffee, and light chocolate. Notes of fruit and earthiness. Decent scotch ale, Im just not a big fan of the style.