glennmastrange (1888) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of bread and caramel, light to moderate hop notes of herbs and cooked orange, dough for the yeast, with hints of date, toffee, scotch whiskey and faint soured milk. Head is average size, frothy, lightl tan with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling copper. Flavor starts lightly sweet, moderately acidic and acetic, then finishes lightly sweet and aicidc and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a fizzy carbonation and a chewy finish. Bitter than most Scotch Ales Iíve had, but it is deep, rich and oh so tasty.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is weak for the style without sweet malt itís dry and peaty with a scorched earth quality. The appearance is amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a real disappointment from this brewer.
Palidor19 (2730) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kinda of dry, but plenty of flavor with act of slight nuttiness flavor, it's strong but not overpowering. Slight astringent at the end.
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Emeister84 (442) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of cherries and toffee. Hazy amber, with off-white head, great retention. Tastes are savory, with soy flavors, dry caramelized malts, and earthy, bitter hops. Medium-full body, sticky, creamy, full carbonation, and finishes with rich nutty flavors.
jbruner (1129) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, slightly hazy copper-brown from the bottle with dissipating off-white head and little to no lacing. Aroma of whiskey and barley, taste follows with a slightly bitter finish and light burn on the way down. Decent, but there are better scotch ales out there.
jkwood04 (2298) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a thistle. Pours ruby/brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, some toffee and bread, a little spice, and bitter/floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good Scotch ale.
sfontain (673) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle, Andersons, Columbus. Deep barely-hazy brown pour; light tan head; no significant lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet and malty with a few other scents in the background; caramel, dark fruit, nuts; slightly astringent and sour. Flavor sweet, malty, caramel, bread; lightly bitter finish. Medium body; coarsely carbonated; lightly sticky. Reminds me of my second batch of homebrew, which I didnít particularly love. This is somewhat unique but entirely lackluster.
Darwenus (386) - Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice copper color with a medium head that leaves a little lacing. The aroma has tones of caramel and citrus, and the flavor is sweet. Not nearly as strong as other Scotch ales Iíve had, and with virtually nothing on the exhale. Not bad, but I expected more from a brew thatís touted as part of the Smuttynose Big Beer series.
Dogbrick (6065) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew is a clear pale mahogany color with a medium creamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, caramel and smoke. Medium body with flavors of peaty malt, caramel and slight hops. The candy sugar element is very subtle. Finishes slightly smoky with a malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
wnoble (921) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour. Rich bready sweet malts, caramels, nuts, light earthy smoke. Flavor is breads, caramels, metallic smoke. Medium sweet. Medium bitterness. Medium dry finish. Not my favorite scotch ale - not horrible.