troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Aroma of raisins and alcohol and sap. Flavour of malt, sugar and alcohol. I admit I’m not that familiar with Scotch ales. Deep reddish brown colour with a hoppy, alcohol finish. This is something to sip on a cold rainy evening.
OldMrCrow (2141) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep red brown with a nice but short-lived tan head. The aroma is very strong but not entirely pleasant: raisins and a blast of butterscotch meet a strong aroma of fresh green woodsap (as opposed to piney resin), some alcohol. The flavor is if anything less impressive. Somewhat thin on the upside, bits of molassas, a hint of wood, and a fair bit of plastic-bottle quality alcohol (think Popov), turning to a finish of bitter metalitc hops.
I liked the Scullers IPA from this brewery, but this thing is a big disappointment. Given my current mood and a fridge full of better options, this is a 16oz drainpour. Never again!
after4ever (6628) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Ultra dark amber, almost ebony (then again, it’s in a very wide goblet). Very still looking, minimal white head. Almost a lager body, especially for the style--very elegant in its willowiness. Big raisin nose with caramel, bourbon, and sweet malts boosting it. Some roast comes through on the mid-palate, and the finish washes out into a beautiful clean bitter hop linger, but what’s there on the nose is there throughout. Great beer--interesting but refreshing and drinkable.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Nice deep amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Raisin nose. Starts almost sweet with a bitter chocolate flavor, mild hoppy finish. $3.99 for a 22oz bottle from John’s Market Place Tigard, Or.
BillKismet (3463) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep maroon amber w. minimal head. Easy malt flavor that is fairly sweet and could use some hopping. Rough roast barley on the finish that is also grainy and a bit sour.
presario (4878) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very thin head on a copper liquid. Light malty aroma with hints of peat and earth. Not a bad version and a nice commercial appeal to a broad audience (I assume). Malty peat flavour with a bit or hop strength. A bit of spice and an earthy finish.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma and the pour are the only good things about this beer. It all goes downhill from there. A really clear shade of garnet with a somewhat cloudy sticky head and a nose that is somewhat like walking into a lumber mill. The flavor is watered down and musty somewhat stale and bitter in the finish.
IndianaRed (2803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 On Tapat Skagit River Brewery and Taproom. Clear light mahogany color with a wisp of off white head. Lots of sweet malt and woddy aromas. Flavors were that and carmel, papery/cardboard. Very little hops per the style and a bitter woddy trailer. Nice
July 16 2006 Bottle pours a.....
Awww CRAP !
I already rated this...
Hmm 3.8...no, not quite...
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear reddish brown appearance. Woody, malty aroma. Rich fruity malt palate, with caramel and sherry as well as a fairly mean biting bitterness in the finish, A revved up amber.
3fourths (8546) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the brewery
Slightly cloudy red and rust colored. Tinny, dusty malt scent. Plain amber/pale ale/whatever malt flavor, rusty light hop and red-ale-like flavors. Plain, with no apparent scottish-ale characteristics.