unclejedi (2) - Madison, Alabama, USA - SEP 4, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best Scotch Ale from my recent Seattle trip, sampled both on tap at the brewpub and from one of the bottles I brought home. Sweet caramal malt, pours with a light brown creamy head. Very smooth finish with a touch of alcohol.
benpickens (381) - Camarillo, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark with little head. Aromas of raisiny malt greet the nose. Wonderful palate - strong rough acidity finsihing off with a smoky aftertaste.
CultHero (16) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent scotch ale. Much maltier than bitter with a sweet alcoholic background.
IndianaRed (2159) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2007 Bottle Pours a clear, very dark redish brown with a small light tan head. Lacing is soptty. Woody, and fruity aroma. Raisons, pitted fruit, licorice. Flavor is similar, a bit vinous, lightly smokey, a bit sweet and of dark brown sugar, and plums. Some alcohol nets as well, but does not detract Thin but slick feel and fairly lively carbonation.
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 Cask Dark brown; small brownish head. Licorice, dark malts, rather bready & hints of Belgian yeast; Sweet; little bitterness, rounded malt (dark) flavours, chocolate and green wood. Well-bodied, roasted but not smokey. Strange "Scottish" but pleasing brew.
Bottled version, thanks to DGS No idea I had had it, but nice comparison. Nose suggests moderate sweetness, bready, dark candi sugar. Dry, near piney aroma. Taste is more bitterish, with again piney flavours, very dry, near wry. Less liquoriceflavour. . Well bodied. Nice brew, botttled too. Why the Bastard fell, probably Stone can tell?
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another bomber from Andre. Bananas and baby food are in the nose. Another crap beer from Silver City. Flavors. are all malted and buttery. Total swill.
omhper (18759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Clear nut brown. Appley toffee aroma. Sweet and mellow with medium body and sticky mouthfeel. Low bitterness. Warming perhaps, but it’s too cloying.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ OMH-tasting
Malty, sweet, balanced. Light chocolate touch. Clean sweetness and slightly fruity aftertaste. UK-style.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2009 Re rate: Smooth mix of smokey, caramel malts and light sweetness. Big aroma and just a nice drinking beer all around. No hot alcohol, but could still smooth out a bit with time. Truly a fantastic beer.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005 (I poured this one as a volunteer). Pour is dark brown with off white head. Aroma of malt and sweet sugars, mild hop. Flavor of sweet maltiness, caramel, touch of smoke on palate. Decent scotch ale.