Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Fort Wayne release party at CS3. Probably my least favorite of the night. Not bad, mind you... just not great. Thin and mostly expressionless, the malts held my attention for just a moment, then I was ready to go back for another Timmie or Chocolate Cake. This would be nice to suck down the 4pk at the lake/party/wherever without much thought... and with the admittedly impressive canned artwork and "drinkability" (God I feel dirty using that damned AB catchphrase in a craft review), you might use it to pull a few more converts to the craft world. In short, its for non-think’n drink’n.
DenverLogan (773) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can into an Ommegang chalice. Pours reddish brown with a large light brown head and lace. Aroma of rich malts and earth. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of light malts, minerals, slight hay notes and caramel sweetness. Overall relatively easy drinking yet lacking the roasty, peaty, smoky or darker body I’ve had from other Scottish ales. Grainy, dry finish is to style.
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, earthiness and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, caramel and light earthiness with a crisp lingering toffee finish.
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz can, from Big Red in Indianapolis. Code on bottom of the can reads 14120. Pours a mostly clear brown amber color. Off-white head is bigger at first, but quickly fizzes away to a thin ring that doesn’t leave much head and just loose bits of lace. Caramel malt and dark fruity aroma. Bit of chocolate. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick. Moderate sweet taste, light bitterness. Solid scottish ale.
tony1941 (9) - - JUN 15, 2014 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber color - very little head - toffee and coffee flavor and aroma easy to drink but the flavor wasn’t there for me
DuffMan (6542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ St. Elmo’s, Indy. Tawny medium amber, creamy off white head. Sweet buttery toffee aroma and flavour, lighter body, nearly no bitterness.
Chudwick (2005) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler share at DLD - nose and sip remind me more of a brown ale. It was kind of flat but a nice change of pace from BA stouts.
geeklimit (145) - USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good carbonation, no head and a dark cola color. Aroma is toffee and slight coffee. Malt flavor with toffee and slight cola. Clean mouth feel with a slightly sticky aftertaste.
NeoHippie2 (937) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear brown pour with a small off-white head. Faint aromas of caramel and toffee. Flavor is mild maltiness not much depth. Easy to drink and unoffensive but not much going on here. Bland and boring.
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy head. Mild caramel flavor. Doesn’t hold head long. Mild aftertaste. Good brown ale. Lightly carbonated.
rxeight (1231) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap as time bar in Indy. Light body. Slight acortiah ale taste but not much going in. Not bad. But not impressive either. Easy drinking. Good beer to have with a burger.