oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@HBF2009. Ruby amber colour, beige head. Aroma is butterscotch, some fruits, nuts and berries. Flavour is berries, butterscotch, fudge, and some slight notes of sour wood. Some quite interesting notes as well.
TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red color, small off-white head. Very, very toffeish aroma. Toffee, sour milk, fudge in the flavor. Tiny hops in the aftertaste. Probably quite close to Scotch ale, but not something I would like to drink in large quantities.
argo0 (11166) - 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.
DJMonarch (9158) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Square One. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (flowers), average yeast (earth) with notes of light alcohol and honey. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sheep farm aroma. Rich red, small head. Massively milky sweet maltiness, some grains, toffee ice cream (spotted by Alex, thanks, and so obvious in retrospect). Adequate, but not grabbing me.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Square One. Pours a dark orangish brown appearance with a disappearing white head. Caramel, toasted malty, herbal, a bit smoky aroma. Fairly herbal, smoked, burnt caramel, a bit earthy flavor. Really just not my style, but I had a hard time drinking it.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub: Maybe my expectations were too high based on this style being one of my favorites and not a typical offering at a brewpub. Also, Square One seemed to be above the watermark with all the beers I had sampled before ordering a pint of this. The beer pours a pretty brownish-amber color with a foamy tan head that disappears from the center outward. Thin rings of lacing. The aroma contains malt, sherry and cough medicine. Medium-bodied and very malty with alcohol beneath the surface all along. Some smoked peat and fruit flavor as well. The flavor seems to be going in a lot of different directions and is simply not very cohesive. The finish is sweet and earthy malt and fruits. The beer is just average overall.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Square One. Poured a crystal clear coppery amber with a short-lived off-white head. Aroma picked up a sweet bouquet of darker fruits with well-toasted caramel and toffee.. faint smoky accents work well to make this enjoyable. The flavor found plums and other dark fruits first with plenty of toasted caramel behind.. very malty throughout with mild bitterness.. faint smoky accents don’t play much of a role. Medium carbonation provides a creamy middle.. increasing bitterness toward the back.. nice feel overall, but too grainy as it slid off the palate.
phaleslu (5723) - 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.