trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours a dark brown/red color with a light tan head that leaves ok lacing. Smells of smoked and roasted mats, and a hint of chocolate. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a sweetness in the back end. Mouthfeel us medium with good carbonation. Overall this is very smooth for a 9.2 abv scotch ale. Silver city never disappoints.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. The aroma is fairly boozy with some heavy peat malt notes. There is also some big dark fruit character. The flavor is kind of strange. It tastes a bit like grape soda with some light toffee and peat thrown in. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottbottle thanks mora...Nose is peat, spice, caramel, cola...Taste is cola, caramel, grape skin,
jsnicholas (61) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (22oz): This is my current favorite Scotch Ale. Smooth and not to boozy.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
deaconmike (360) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Seattle Tap Room at SeaTac. Brown with ruby edges. Very thin tan head. Aroma is subtle - some sweet, but dark ripe fruit on the nose, sweet with a hint of tartness. Taste is sweet with a lot of the dark ripe fruit flavor coming forward along with toffee. Peat and smoke also present. Body is medium, mouthfeel is slick. Good scotch ale
Strykzone (4781) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This looks like a cola. An earthy and malty aroma. That is tasted along with toffee, and soft fruit. A little whiskey. Moss and brown sugar. The earth is kind of lichen and mushrooms. Earth is the after taste but it is accompanied by brown sugar and lichen. I don’t love this style at all so my rating will reflect that. It did have a rich smooth feel.
hayduke (3317) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a dark ruby red with a robust foamy tan head but no lacing. Nose is very malty with some ripe fruit. Medium in body. . Flavor is a very smooth and rich malt and there is vanilla, smoke or peat, and a hint of bourbon. Alcohol is well hidden. There is a little bitterness in the finish that works with the rich malts. This is quite a beer but almost overpowering. A sipper for sure.
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Seattle Tap Room (Sea-Tac Airport)
Brown color, dark and clean, with small creamy head. Nutty beer, full bodied: good caramel component, with moderate sweetness; the aroma is too simple, the flavor quite nice; light fruity esters complete the picture in a pleasant way; correct bitterness. Could be mistaken for a Doppelbock as it’s very clean.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
924 yen, on tap for a half-pint at Bakujun. Dark red almost onyx pour with a thin filmy beige head. Fruity plum, rich sweet malt aroma. Smooth slick but med-light body. Sweet malty beer, berries, caramel, toffee flavor. Very drinkable. My overall impression is this is an incredibly smooth scotch ale, well put together with no hint of the ABV it is packing...
Bacterial (1372) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Chris, my PNW hookup! Brown, slightly reddish pour with a nice tan head. Roasty malt nose - smelling more sweet than the beer actually tastes. Malty and complex without being too sweet and cloying. Some bitterness on the finish as well. This might be my favorite example of the style.
LarryBeast (483) - - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brooklyn. Solid scotch ale with noticeable peat and liberal booziness. Malt-heavy, richly sweet.