gregwilsonstl (1277) - Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty aroma. Dark caramellization. Thin tan head. Very light on palate. Not much to this. Wish it was heavier.
MadRobin (2286) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Scion in Silver Spring, MD.
Not quite opaque, dark brown with a small khaki head and fairly sparse lacing.
Subtle aroma of toasted malt, brown sugar, berries, black cherry and citrus.
Taste of toast, citrus, nuts, dark fruit, berries, dark cherry and brown sugar.
Medium body and low/medium carbonization. Mouthfeel is slightly lacking , but nothing serious.
I don't get why one would hop a Scottish ale. The hops are hardly overdone, but the malt and everything else here is already subtle and the hops hide it further. Disappointing.
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Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Deep amber brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of burnt toast, licorice. Taste is nutty brown bread. Tasty.
solidfunk (4964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of creamy head and lacing. Looks great from the beginning. Touch of oak with some sweetness in finish. Creamy consistency. Dark brown pour. Tap at Churchkey.
John25 (953) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at churchkey. Dark ruby/copper. Aroma has burnt sugar and cherry notes. Dark fruit, caramel, with some light citrus peaking through. Very good.
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GenDV138 (2860) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brown with frothy beige head. Aromas of toasty notes, biscuit, caramel, toffee, slight dark fruit. Tastes of floral, light roast, toasty notes, biscuit, subtle dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Enjoyable and well done for the style.
wxman (1531) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the source. Draws a clear dark garnet with a light tan head, that like all Civil products is not big, but small bead and retentive, with lace. Caramel malt aroma. Has a maple, caramel, toasted bread and buttery flavor. Nice!
BOSSbrewer (2505) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Too roasty. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. This was not one of their better beers.
RobertDale (4083) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and spice. Taste is malt, caramel, chocolate, citrus, and spice. Nice!
jcnielsen (2484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 1839 Taphouse in Columbia. Pours a reddish brown color with white head. Caramel, earthy, scotch flavors. Hmmm, I’ll pass on this one.
ArrogantDusty (40) - Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice mix of hops and burnt sugars. The hops are a little more pronounced then I’m use to for the style, but this is still quite enjoyable. Some citrus and caramel notes in there as well.
Again, the hops and malts are neck and neck. The sugary sweetness is there, but still subtle. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.