hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear light copper ale with a creamy white head. The bouquet is a meaty, malty mélange of smoked pale malts, caramel and other medium-roast malts. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor offers nice toffee, caramel and smoked malts, but it’s bittered a bit too assertively for the style. Finishes bittersweet and a tad metallic. Borders on a Marzen-based rauchbier. Nice overall. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
DCLawyer (1294) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->shaker. Pours a dirty brown, like sewage. Ugliest beer ever. Aroma is faint malt and caramel. Taste is a mess, with coffee, malt, caramel, peat. Not a fan.
bytemesis (2412) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and peat dominated, with some fruit notes as well. Flavor is about the same, plus some yeast and vanilla. Light metallic bitterness on the finish. Light body. Interesting, not great.
Shanebrews (122) - - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a shade or two paler than Marzen. The aroma is distinct and reminiscent of good chocolate. The brewers at St. George say the malt-bill contains about 3% peated barley; a small amount but it makes all the difference in flavor. It is thick in the mouth. This beer is unique, filling, and great with heavy red meat - especially lamb. Best obtained straight from the taproom in a growler.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a deep copper color with a huge head of off white foam. A touch overcarbonated I would say. The nose has fusels, a varnish note, and touch of malt. The flavor has a bit of light caramel, an off metallic bite, a little malt sweetness. This one isn’t so good. Light to medium body with average carbonation leading to an off bitter metallic finish. Skip this one.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crisp copper coloured body with a orange and almost amber glow with a very thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, apples, pears, malt, bananas and a decent amount of yeast - no scotchie flavours at all. Medium-bodied; Assertive chewy malt flavour with a slight peat note, some light sugars and a hint of pit fruits. Aftertaste shows some fruity flavours with bananas and pears coming out the most and a hint of the yeast and alcohol. Overall, not horrible, but the flavours don’t work for the style and only shows a belgian ale or perhaps a tripel. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-November-2011 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 20-February-2012.
nuplastikk (4088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 12oz bottle. Filtered orange-brown, thin off white head. Decent Scotch Ale in most respects, with some figgy grape in the aftertaste. Clean malt tones. OK, rather unique.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a river-bottom-reddish brown, with just a hint of a head. The initial whiff is kinda sour? Hmm ... Indeed, when I take a sip, this has an interestingly fruity-sourness underneath its caramel malty core. (#4402, 12/11/2011)
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark copper with a small light tan head. Aroma is light, some fruit, caramel and sweet malts. Fair flavor, sweet malts, a little bitter finish, some coffee maybe and smoke. Nice session beer. Not at all what I expected from a scotch ale but ok overall.
BelgianBeerGal (2962) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle fresh from the brewery. Rather still pour; caramel color but no head or lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent; just a hint of light coffee bitterness. Flavor is a little stronger with some non-nondescript malt and light sweetness. Okay.