ryanfolty (2013) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
November 16, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Clear light brown with some red in the pour. Alcohol and sweet malt in the aroma and the taste is pretty much the same. After a full night of drinking and this is still tough to drink. This needs some time to sit for sure, eesh this was tough to drink. Four people shared this and nobody could finish it.
JK (4845) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have been looking for this beer for a long time. On tap at the brewery. Dark brown with some red when held up to the light in the dark tap room. Sweet nalt and lots of it. Some fruit, geain, and it is sweet. This is what i think of when I think of scotch ale.
crajun (1047) - , Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber from winter secret summer. what is diff in scotch ale vs. Scottish ale? this definitely has some alcohol/scotch characteristics mostly in the taste. caramel toffee and quick to the alcohol. quality, but the aftertaste lowers this for me.
deyholla (7636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and toffee supported by dark fruits and raisins. Flavor has toffee and bread with raisins and dates underlying.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours a dark, reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with fruity notes. Flavor is caramel, malt, sweet and rich fruit, and some noticeable alcohol. Medium body with light to medium carbonation. Pretty good.
Trev (1985) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, quick head.
Aroma is malty, dark fruit and very light smoke.
Flavour is toasted malt, dark fruit, some alc bite. Light smokey finish.
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anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
Stine (1644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly transparent, mahogany appearance. Mild aroma that is both malt-heavy and rather plain. Peat, rock candy and black fig characterize its quiet, foggy sweetness. Comfortable malt balance with soft, warming alcohol in the flavor. Prickly carbonation can partner with this to create a dark spice silhouette. Red apple, leather, and molasses can be found beneath layers of basic dark sugar and booze; stylistically true in heaviness and simplistic sensory limitations.
djd07 (5180) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear copper with small off white head. The aroma is caramel and bready malt. Thin mouth with sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, good.
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper color with a small head. Very light biscuit aroma. Light maltiness. Barely a hint of caramel. Medium body.
Guerde (1208) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Pours a deep red color with no head to speak of. Normally beers default to a 4 in appearance if there’s some semblance of a head, but since there is none, it’s awarded a 3. The aroma’s pretty hard to pin down. There’s a dark fruit component that’s reminiscent of cherry or plum, but the rest of the scent is rather nebulous. It’s not bad nor good, it’s just present in an indefinable state that leaves me quite vexed. Ok, maybe there’s a hint of kipper snacks and maybe some Assam tea, but I think the color of the beer may be screwing with my nostrils on that latter aromatic descriptor, since the beer’s color (along with the lack of head) could easily fool someone into thinking I were imbibing on a pint of tea rather than a pint of ale. The flavor possesses more discernible qualities than the aroma, with aspects of toffee, cherry (artificial though), port, toast, stale graham cracker, and a faint smack of astringency again reminiscent of the aforementioned Assam. Little booze sting as well. Mouthfeel is fairly full and carb is a touch on the high side. Overall this is a decent beer, even though the aroma was largely devoid of any character.