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-thinkín drinkín.
pinkzambia (1523) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can: brown with a tan head. This is an awful example of a Scottish ale. This is crap and tastes like a dark lager essentially. Meh.
RobertDale (3651) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at GABF. Comes reddish brown with a small tan head. Mild aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is similar. Somewhat sweet, but very drinkable.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pint can into a glass. Deep ruddy, copper pour. Sweet caramel and dark fruit aroma. Taste is woody, cola, dark fruits, vanilla, sugar. Not my favorite style...and this is a good example of all the things I dislike about it.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"I love me some scotch ale when the weather starts to turn, and while this is a nice enough brew, a wee heavy it is not. 5.4%, and you can tell. Slight earthy hops, dark fruit, caramel, and maaaaybe a hint of peat. Pretty good, but I was hoping for a standout."
Ferris (4730) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Sweet malty grains and toffee. Deep brown with a good beige head. Sweet toffee and light molasses. Bit of fruity esters and raisin.
ckemps35 (15) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer - and my gf loves it too! I definately get caramel and toffee in this beer, but it really isnít sweet. Iím not big on hoppy beers, and the hops/bitterness in this beer really feels balanced with all of the flavors. It looks like an ale, with a nice brown color, and smells a little sweeter than it tastes. Overall - a great beer that I enjoy a lot!
UncleKorm (864) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can poured a lightly hazy brown hue w/ medium tan fizzy fully diminishing head. Moderate sweet malt aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a faint bitter finish. Tastes are marshmallow, caramel, brown sugar and malt. Light to medium bodied, watery mouthfeel and tannin in the finish.
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sudomorph (694) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at St. Elmo. Pours a deep ruby/caramel with a thin, near tan head that leaves lacing. Aroma has soft notes of caramel, bread, and fruity esters. Taste is balanced. Caramel, fruit esters, slight bread. Medium body and carbonation. Clean and creamy in the mouth. Overall very drinkable with caramel and an English yeast taste.
DenverLogan (814) - 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 Iíve had from other Scottish ales. Grainy, dry finish is to style.
Ratman197 (10074) - 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.