popery (1119) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The appearance is deep amber and mildly cloudy. It has a nice sudsy, off-white head. The aroma is caramel malt, a nutty tone, some earth and a little wood. Itís kinda weak but decent. The taste is mildly sweet and toasty. Thereís a lemon twang in the finish. Mouthfeel is normal - smooth, sudsy. Itís a fine, calm beer. Easy to drink and inoffensive.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Toffee malt and hay aroma. Clear brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt and light bitter hay flavor. Very nice.
Butters (3320) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bright clear rust red with ring of light tan head. Good caramel nose. Flavor is earthy, a little vegetal, hint of cardboard, but mainly burnt caramel and minimal hop spice flavor. Not bad, actually, pretty much what I think of for the style. Decent example.
zach8270 (2921) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft @ Ohio Scottish Games - Wellington, OH) Copper pour with a thick tan head. Light sweet and mildly smoky aroma with some caramel hints. Flavor is sweet caramel with a very dry and bitter grain middle and a bitter and cloying aftertaste. Not all that great.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of caramel, earthy, some dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, spice, some earthy hints with some breaddy hints on the finish.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apr 26, tap @ Thirsty Dog, Akron. Pours clear brown with a tanned small head leaving some lacing. Dry, malty, caramel aroma and flavor with nice tart hoppy touch. Very drinkable but not too light.
williamherbert (1121) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is rich toffee an caramel. Sweet and (brown) sugary, but with a nutty balance. Very aromatic.
The appearance is dull toffee brown. Zero head.
The flavor is nutty like hazelnut and almonds. A little roasted, which adds a needed balance at the end. Not that complex but very good flavor.
The palate is ashy, dry, gritty. Very sweet and nutty. Not at all cloying. A nice, dry Scotch ale with a hint of sweetness.
hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle. Pours amber in color with tons of beige head. Aroma is slightly peaty, but not much there. Taste is slightly sweet but lacks the complexity that I usually enjoy in my Scotch Ales. There was almost no smokey peat that I usually enjoy.
spilledpint (322) - Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Oades Big Ten
Ar: Toffee and biscuit on the nose. Malty as expected.
Ap: Pours a medium slightly hazy orange-amber with a small off-white head. Decent rings of lace.
T: Toffee and caramel dominate. Mild compared to other scotchs Iíve had. Flavors are clean if not overly complex. A touch of smoke comes through on the finish.
P: Creamy body with mildish carbonation.
O: Pleasantly surprised. Well done malt-centric beer.
Brewbie (413) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. dark brown with almost no head. very nice aroma of smoke and roast. lot of caramel. taste is very thin, a lot of malt and caramel. long smoky finish.