GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, caramel in color. Medium head. Caramel aromas. Thick, creamy palate. Toffee & hazelnut flavors. Sweet, not much bitterness.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, wet copper-brown. Huge tan head.
Scent is woody, cola, nuts...sweet.
Taste is rich chocolate malt, cocoa, toffee.
This is a dessert in a can.
Extremely rich, yet drinks lightly.
cbfobes (1942) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 16oz can, pours a clear light brownish red with a thin white head and no lacing, the aroma is very sweet with a hint of scotch, the front end of the flavor is strong in the malt with some caramel in the finish, very sweet but it works for this one, nice.
hoffrobert (178) - Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can. Pours a dark copper brown with a decent head. Strong caramel and nutty flavor. Both sweet and bitter. Smooth for a Scottish Ale.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from indy airport. Red browm clear pour. Lacing. Caramel and malt with light hops
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Clear nutty reddish brown. Smells like peat and fig with an odd soapy taste of peat and some earthy malts. A little too light bodied, sadly. Left me wanting lots more.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can. Rating #68. Clear dark amber, nice toasty aroma, picking up a little smoke as well. Flavor is similar, nice touch of sweetness. Good stuff. (2399)
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from a friend. Pours deep brown with a frothy head. The nose is toffy and cocoa, no real hop notes to speak of. On tasting, quite chocolatey, rich and malty overall, Very clean, medium-low carbonation. Light bitterness. Pretty nice overall.
574deadzone (762) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a deep amber brown with a fluffy, creamy beige head. Nose is dark caramel and earthy, grassy hops, with a slight peated note. Taste is tingly bitter with some stronger sweetness appearing underneath there. Palate is bright, lighter, active, and refreshing. Not heavy at all. Nice flavor profile, very easy to drink, and great for pub food. I liked it.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by another patron at the Smuttynose tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 4/27/12. Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, slight peat and alcohol. Malty flavor with caramel character and light hops in the finish. Was told this was a scotch ale and was underwhelmed. When I read that it was scottish, that made more sense. Not bad.