gregwilsonstl (1089) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red. Sweet and hoppy balance. No head whatsoever. Caramel. Tasty. Medium body, lots of flavor.
ryanfolty (1843) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
October 30, 2012 on tap at brewpub. Clear light brown pour with head that faded quickly. Aroma was malty and caramel . Taste was consistent with a slight spicy bitterness in the finish but almost too sweet for me.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at brewpub Good coloring. Not sweet at all. A definite spike in the bittering, doughy, peaty, quick crisp finish, although some tannic qualities linger on. Not ale-y enough, but well-balanced and very drinkable., I expected it to get a little bit more caramel as it warmed, but it didn’t. This almost reminds me of an alt. Good, drinkable, but just mildly Scottish.
musinj6 (396) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly sweet aroma with amber appearance and thin head. Malty taste with caramel finish. Notes of scotch with subtle woody flavor. Smooth finish. Overall a delicious beer and goes very well with the Square One on-site distilled whiskey served neat on the side.
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Malt aroma. Bronze coloured a little rich and sweet on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a dry malt finish.
jandd1983 (2560) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler at the brewpub. The pour is a dark brown with a tan head. Flavor is again more malty but not any smokiness or toffee. Just a heavy malted brew. Not bad if you like Scotch Ales.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear red with slightly off white head. Aroma has slight notes of smoke, some burnt malt, nuts, and earth to balance out the rich caramel and toffee. Taste is a bit thin, but has some notes of smoke and earth, caramel, finishing sweet.
beerguy101 (5282) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This Scotch Ale pours a medium amber brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel and sweet, bready and smoky. A medium bodied Scotch Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice carbonation. Nice Scotch Ale, hints of peat and smoke, with not a lot of sweetness. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Small off-white head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some molasses, faint smoke. Sticky medium body.
phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear, deep caramel amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, dried and dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, sweet tea, and earthy hops. Flavor of caramel malts, toffee, scotch, tea leaves, brown sugar, mixed fruits, toast, and sweet roasted nuts. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, syrupy mouthfeel and sweet, somewhat boozy finish. Not what you’d expect from a Scotch ale per se, but a cool take on the style.