Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. Dark amber, soda-like head. Tight little aroma, the flavor isnít what I expected -- almost fruity, with an almost raspberry character. Very, very smooth and drinkable. Lightly caramelled in the finish, but this is a delicious medium-colored beer even for the summer. (#3022, 7/15/2007)
Brigadier (2600) - Northeastern Ohio, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
Made from locally sourced materials I knew that this had to be in my sampler. With more time I would have tried not only the tap beers but some of the local spirits. If this is an indicator they are pretty good for something produced outside of Scotland. I wish Cleveland had a micro-distillery.
Aroma / Appearance - Semitransparent and the color of flaking rust or a water spigot which hasnít been turned on in ten years this has a murky and mysterious aspect. Hints of carbonation escaped from time to time. In addition to the kick of the single malt I picked up vanilla, cherries, blackberries, and still moist cakes of mud. The creaminess smelled a bit like a piece of plain cheesecake.
Flavor / Palate - Peat and scotch got the party started right. Next came cherry, maple syrup, and vanilla. Without being cloying the mouthfeel requires your full attention. Warm with a trace of bitterness this might get a bit heavy after more than six ounces. That would not stop me from drinking it again.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Square One brewpub. Dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel and caramelized sugar. Malty taste of caramel, toffee, sweet malts with a light hop finish to balance it out. Smooth, tasty, solid effort.
gregwilsonstl (866) - 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.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample #4 from the brew pub. Tasted 10/14. Deep amber hue. Minimal head. Sweet, sweet malty goodness. Toffee and candy sugar. All malts! Finish is slightly cloying. Medium bodied with a slight little alcohol burn. Warming and delicious. Favorite of the day!
ContemplateBeer (1343) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. Underrated-Aroma of dark liquor, caramel and vanilla. Appearance was nearly opaque red with dark tan head. Flavor matches nose with some spiced apple. Palate is bubbly. Enjoyed. On Cask.
beerguy101 (5244) - 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.
musinj6 (358) - 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.
phaleslu (5174) - 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 youíd expect from a Scotch ale per se, but a cool take on the style.
GJF (1154) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Neither the wife nor I are generally scotch ale drinkers, but we both liked this. Hints of toffee and peat, a touch of smoke that kept it from being as sweet as many scotch ales. creamy with a mildly warming finish. Nice.