BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel appearance, with a thin head. Smoky taste that doesn’t linger too long...perfect for a cold night
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer of the mont club bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a small brownish cream colored head. Good clarity. Strong scotch aroma with lots of toffee, caramel malt, biscut, and some dark fruits. Flavor has a strong smokey peat flavor up front, some sweetness in the middle, and then some dry peat flavor on the finish. This one is a bit different from others I have had. Very peaty and earthy. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation and relatively easy drinking. Good beer overall.
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: caramel, peat. Drambuie. Ap: dark Copper color, lasting white head. Ta: Creamy, Smokey flavor. Pepper. Pa:decent carbonation.. not a bad beer overall. Not my style, but a nice pour.
Lemke10 (946) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a semi-clear, medium brown color with only a slight head. The scent is sweet and I’m also picking up hints of smokiness as well. The taste is sweet, malty, and also has some decent smoke flavor to it. The texture is thinner but it is balanced out by the rich flavor of the ingredients. Certainly very unique for a so-called Scotch Ale.
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear pour with head quickly dissipating. Reddish orange tint with a sweet scotch flavor. No aftertaste, does not seem as strong as it is
BelgianBeerGal (3655) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle picked up in Ann Arbor. It has all the characteristics of a good scotch ale: sweet maltiness and a nice punch of smoke. Somehow it seems a little bit disjointed and like things just don’t come together. Still tasty though.
Travlr (19556) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Leons. Very dark maroon brown, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and cocoa
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Rusty brown color. Thin white ring. Heavy booze smell. Sweet aromas, vanilla, scotch, peat smoke. Tastes strong. Hearty malt body. Some wood, loads of toffee, light peat, very malt forward. (3598*)
kidmartinek (4331) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with an off white head. Smoky aroma with a little peat. The smoky aroma takes the forefront. smoky taste with a malty bitter woodburning flavor. An easy Dink in the Texas winter.
superspak (4239) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/30/2011. Pours lightly hazy dark red amber color with a nice 1 finger fairly dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, toast, molasses, toffee, dark bread, peat, wood, light smoke, light chocolate, scotch, floral, and earthy spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance. Taste of caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, raisin, peat, wood, bread, light smoke, floral, scotch, and earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, molasses, bread, peat, floral, scotch, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of flavors with some great complexity; with zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent scotch ale! Nice balance and great flavor complexity; and very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one, very well done.